The Lobster Roll is a New England specialty. It’s a favorite that you’ll see made all different ways. I like mine fairly simple. I want to taste that wonderful lobster with just a couple of flavors to enhance it.
Our family used to spend part of our summer in New England- specifically– Boston’s South Shore. It was a family tradition to head to our beach house rental every summer… a time of relaxation, searching for sea glass, family bonding, visiting with our favorite beach house neighbors, and eating plenty of lobster. We’ve been unable to keep that tradition going (for now). Eventually, we’ll get back to it. I miss my lobster! One night of our vacation was always reserved for steaming several lobsters in a big pot on a gas-fired device. And with the leftover lobster meat, we always made these lobster rolls!
Ingredients needed to make Lobster Rolls:
- chopped, cooked lobster
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- lemon zest and lemon juice
How to make a Lobster Roll:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
Lobster rolls are excellent served with wedges of lemon, for any desired extra squeezing. And you must serve with chips or fries, cole slaw and a cold beer. That’s the New England way to do it!
They are easy enough to make at home. And although lobster can be pricy, you will most definitely be able to make lobster at home for a better price than paying top dollar in a restaurant. You can buy lobster meat online, or steam your own lobster at home. Go for it!
The Best Lobster Recipes:
- 2 cups chopped, cooked lobster
- 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (add more if you like it creamier)
- 1 pinch sea salt, more if desired
- 2 grinds fresh pepper, more if desired
- ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1 wedge lemon, juice squeezed out
- 2 hot dog rolls or sandwich rolls (or New England Style buns), toasted
- In a medium bowl, mix the lobster, mayonnaise, salt, pepper, lemon zest and juice.
- Divide the lobster mixture between two toasted buns. Serve immediately.
- I like to toast the buns by spreading a little bit of butter on them and then toasting them butter-side-down in a large, heated skillet.
- Serve with chips or coleslaw and an ice cold beer!
Lori, this looks amazing! What type of lobster do you use?
Massachusetts lobster- fresh off the boat!
Gonna make these for Super Bowl XVLI to represent one side of the ball, the Patriots. Can’t wait, they look soooo delicious! Thx for sharing 🙂