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Ultimate Lobster Roll

Posted: July 22

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Lobster rolls scream summer, especially if you’re from New England. Lobster’s mild, sweet, rich flavor is perfect for enjoying by the beach or while sitting in the shade of your porch. The Ultimate Lobster Roll serves the lobster roll “Maine” style, which means the tender chunks of lobster mixed with mayonnaise (“Connecticut” style features butter instead). The mayo adds to the fattiness of the Ultimate Lobster Roll, and the toasted buttered roll adds even more richness and a crunch. Tap into that summer feeling any time of year.


1 1/2 pounds lobster meat, cooked and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped, and using only the tender inner stalks
1 tablespoon chives, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter, softened
4 hot dog buns, split-top


Step 1

Place the lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, chives, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Step 2

Stir gently to combine.

Step 3

Spread the butter onto the outer sides of each bun.

Step 4

Place the buns in a pan or on a griddle over medium heat.

Step 5

Toast until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Step 6

Divide the lobster mixture among the buns.

Step 7

Serve immediately, garnished with additional chives.

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