Best Classic Lobster Roll

Recipe byPetite Gourmets
December 18, 2021

The New England classic Lobster Roll recipe! A unique combination of sweet lobster meat and mayonnaise.

The Lobster Roll is one of New England's classic dishes. It is prepared with sweet lobster meat cut into large pieces, mayonnaise and hot dog bread. Served with french fries or pickles.

Wouldn't you like to make your own Lobster roll at home? Just a few ingredients you need to enjoy this flavor. Lobster meat on toast, try this delicacy right away. Enjoy your meal.

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Taste Score: %90
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 20 mins

Tips

  • When cooking lobster, keep an eye on the meat and cooking time. You don't want to overcook the lobster, or it will become chewy.
  • Once you have prepared the lobster salad, refrigerate it for at least 2 hours. This way, the flavours will infuse together and will become more flavorful.
  • It is better to choose the meat from knuckles, claws and arms as the meat is very tender and succulent.
  • Spread butter generously on the buns and toast them to get a golden brown colour.
  • To ensure the buns don’t fall apart while cutting, cut them with a sharp knife vertically rather than horizontally. It means you will cut them from the top rather than from the side.
  • Add Dijon mustard, relish or additional seasonings to customize the lobster rolls according to your liking. However, don't use premade dressings instead of mayonnaise. That's because pre-made dressings can overpower the flavour of the lobster.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet on low to medium heat. Gently heat the lobster meat with garlic salt and black pepper for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Set the lobster aside along with butter in a medium bowl and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Once the lobster is cooled, add mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, celery, and salt to taste. Gently mix the ingredients.
  4. Taste to adjust the salt and cover the Lobster salad bowl with plastic wrap, and let it sit in the refrigerator for 30 to 40 minutes.
  5. Preheat the griddle to medium heat.
  6. Cut the buns or rolls in half and brush them with the remaining butter.
  7. Toast the buns on the griddle for 1-2 minutes for each side.
  8. Place the lettuce over the bun and top it with the lobster salad.
  9. Sprinkle dill over it and serve it with fries and pickles.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Lobster Roll
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories528
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.6 g26.4%
Protein 36.4 g72.8%
Cholesterol 254 mg84.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Lobster Roll?

A lobster roll is a dish made from lobster meat and served in a long, hot-dog bun. The lobster is cooked in butter, and the roll includes mayonnaise and salad as well. A lobster roll is a traditional English dish. You can find several variations of this dish as you move to different regions of England. However, two things are common in every variation: lobster meat and long bun.

What Type of Lobster Is Best for Lobster Rolls?

You can use any type of lobster meat for lobster rolls. Most people prefer using lobster tail meat, but the meat from claws, knuckles and arms is also widely used and preferred for lobster rolls. This is because the meat has a beautiful bright red colour and is softer than the meat of the tail area. Where lobster tail meat is widely used for more sophisticated dishes like seafood platter or for stuffing and baking, meat from claws, knuckles and arms are considered perfect for lobster rolls.

How to Cook Lobster Tails for Lobster Rolls?

There are so many ways of cooking lobster tail. These include boiling, steaming, baking or grilling them. However, when you have to use the lobster meat in lobster rolls, it is ideal to boil or steam the lobster tail. Here is how you can cook them to perfection:

  • To boil the lobster tail, put it in boiling water. The time is directly proportional to its weight in ounces, so a 4 minute boiling time is ideal for a 100g lobster tail.
  • To steam the lobster tail, firstly cut it in half using a sharp knife. Then place the tail (cut-side up) in a steamer basket. Steam a 4-ounce lobster tail for about 8 minutes.

What Is the Best Bread for a Lobster Roll?

Most people love to use New England-style, long hot dog bun for lobster rolls, but you can choose any type of bread as long as it fulfils the given below criteria:

  • It should be a hot-dog bun.
  • It should be soft from the outside and inside. Make sure not to use hard or crispy crusted bread.
  • It should have a slight sweetness.

What to Serve with Lobster Rolls?

Lobster rolls are a great meal. They are delicious and straightforward. And by pairing the rolls with simple side dishes, you can make them a wholesome and enjoyable meal. Here are a few ideas you should try with your lobster rolls:

Coleslaw: Coleslaw goes so well with burgers and rolls. You can make either a fresh coleslaw or a kale slaw and serve it with a lobster roll. Coleslaw has a mayonnaise or cream base and is made with freshly shredded cabbage and carrots.

Fresh salad: Serve the lobster rolls with a freshly made garden salad. Add some leafy greens and dress it with balsamic vinaigrette. You can also make cherry tomato salad. Whatever salad you make, its freshness will go well with the buttery and fluffy lobster roll.

Fries: Serve lobster rolls with fries and garlic mayo. You can make either French fries, curly fries, sweet potato fries or even kale chips.

Vegetable tempura: Pair the soft-bread lobster rolls with crispy vegetable tempura. Use green beans of cauliflower florets and enjoy the blend of textures.

Vegetables: If you love vegetables, here is good news. You can pair lobster rolls with your favorite vegetables. Steam them and sauté them in butter with herbs. The simple flavours will win your heart!

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