Recipe: Classic New England Lobster Roll

There’s nothing quite like the sweet, tender chunks of lobster meat lightly dressed and stuffed into a buttery, toasted bun to signal the start of summer. My love for the quintessential New England Lobster Roll began on a sunny July afternoon at a small seaside shack in Maine. The taste of the fresh lobster combined with the crisp ocean air was unparalleled.

This recipe is perfect for seafood lovers seeking that authentic coastal experience without having to leave their home. Despite its gourmet appeal, it’s surprisingly easy to prepare, making it ideal for both novices and experienced cooks alike.

Recipe: Classic New England Lobster Roll
  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1. Mix the Lobster Filling

In a bowl, combine the chopped lobster meat, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, and chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gently fold the ingredients together until well mixed.

2. Prepare the Buns

Butter the outside of each hot dog bun. Heat a skillet over medium heat and toast the buns until golden brown on each side, about 1-2 minutes per side. Be careful not to burn them.

3. Assemble the Lobster Rolls

Generously fill each toasted bun with the lobster mixture. Don’t skimp on the filling; it should be heaping. Garnish with extra chives if desired.

Final words

Congratulations on creating your very own New England Lobster Roll! This delightful dish is perfect for impressing guests at a summer party or for enjoying a quiet, luxurious meal at home. Thank you for following this recipe, and I wish you the best in your cooking adventures. Feel free to explore more seafood recipes on the site and continue your culinary journey with us.


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