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A tray of lobster roll sandwiches, some chips on the side, cucumbers, carrots and a kitchen towel. The lobster roll is stacked side by side

This classic and tasty Lobster Roll is my favorite way to use up some cooked lobster. While you can make this lobster roll recipe with store bought cooked lobster, I always follow this video for How To Cook Lobster Tail and keep lobster meat always in my freezer for this roll! Details and video below!

A tray of lobster roll sandwiches, some chips on the side, cucumbers, carrots and a kitchen towel. The lobster roll is stacked side by side

Seafood is one of my most popular categories and I love showing you how easy it is to eat more seafood! If you’ve read this How to Cook Scallops post, I show you two ways to cook fool proof delicious scallops! Green Mussels is a unique delicacy and I share how I broil them, I also make Mussels Marinara and show you How to Cook Mussels in a lemon sauce.

 

Tuna is another favorite of mine–Tuna Tartare being my favroite way to use up fresh tuna, and Tuna Steak Recipe too. My Tuna Salad Recipe with Olive Oil Dressing will forever change the way you eat tuna salad! 

I have a story for all my Salmon Recipes ranging from Air Fryer Salmon, Grilled Salmon, Sockeye Salmon With Lemon Butter Sauce, Baked Salmon With Greek Dressing, Sushi Burrito, Smoked Salmon Platter, Pan Seared Salmon and more!

As for a good for all go to fish recipe, this Pinterest viral recipe for Mediterranean Baked Fish is one you can’t miss! My popular Fish Fry is the only way for fried fish, and my Baked Mahi Mahi with cherry salsa is a recipe we make on repeat! 

Now let’s talk all about Lobster! 

Why Lobster Roll? 

A whole cooked lobster tail on a cutting board

One of the world’s most famous seafood dishes is lobster tail, but if you would like to take it up a notch, you have to give lobster roll a try! But what is it that makes lobster roll so special? The combo!

Nothing can beat the combination of chunks of cooked lobster tails and claws on England-style toasted buns. And, if you’re looking for the perfect lobster roll recipe, this is the one! Succulent lobster meat, just the right amount of seasoning and creamy salad, nestled between split top style hot dog buns toasted in melted butter. 

Now, doesn’t that sound tempting?

So, let’s get straight to my special lobster roll recipe!

What is in a Lobster Roll?

The ingredients to make a lobster roll are pretty basic; however, you can add extra items according to your taste.

ingredients for lobster roll including mayo, celery, parsley, lemon juice, onions, chilli flakes

  •  Cooked lobster meat
  •  Lemon juice
  • Salt ¼ tsp or to taste & Black pepper
  • Finely chopped celery
  • Mayonnaise 
  • diced onions
  • chilli flakes (optional)
  • Split top England style hot dog bun
  • Melted butter 
  • You can use my Spicy Mayo for a fabulous twist!

How to Make Lobster Roll

A cut up lobster tail on a wooden board with a knife next to it

You’ll start by cutting up your cooked lobster tail into 1 inch chunks. 

lobster and other lobster tail ingredients added into a large bowl including the mayo, celery, onions, celery, lemon juice and parsley

In a large bowl you’ll add the lobster and remaining ingredients including:  lemon juice, salt, black pepper, celery, onion, chilli flakes (if using) and mayonnaise.

Mix all together and taste. Add a few extra drops of lemon juice and seasoning for more flavor if you’d like.

lobster roll buns on a skillet with melted butter to get toasted

Now, take the buns and add them to a skillet with melted butter. 

golden and toasted new england buns in a skillet ready for the lobster roll

Toast the buns for 30 seconds till they turn golden brown, and flip them to toast the other side.

lobster roll filling stuffed in the toasted New England bun to make lobster roll

Next, add spoonfuls of lobster salad to the buns.

And there you have it – Creamy lobster served in buttery England-style hot dog buns!

Tips for Homemade Lobster Rolls

There’s always a first-time trying out a new recipe. Which means that you might mess up a bit. However, with these tips for homemade lobster rolls, you can whip up finger-licking lobster roll even on your first try!

  1. When cooking lobster meat, follow my video and post on How To Cook Lobster Tail for succulent and tasty lobster meat. If you prefer boiling lobster, make sure to place the lobster in salted boiling water for not more than 8 minutes.
  2. I recommend using fresh lobster; however, you can use frozen lobster also. But make sure to thaw it completely before cooking.
  3. A combination of lobster meat from tails and claws works best for lobster rolls.
  4. Try using split-top England-style buns, but regular hot dog buns also work just fine.
  5. If you’re a fan of spices, add some hot sauce to the lobster filling.
  6. Don’t use more mayonnaise than recommended as it will overpower the sweet taste of lobster meat.
  7. The best kind of lobster for authentic lobster rolls is Maine lobster. But if it’s not available, you can go for rock lobster also. close up of a stack of lobster rolls showing the lobster roll filling and the toasted buns

FAQs

What does a lobster roll taste like?

Imagine the perfect combination of sweet and salty: The sweet taste of the lobster meat, combined with the salty taste of mayonnaise and seasoning.

What type of roll is used for lobster rolls?

The best and most common roll used for making lobster rolls is split-top England-style hot dog buns. But, if they are not available, you can use regular hot dog buns or even french bread.

Are lobster rolls better hot or cold?

Lobster rolls can be served hot or cold, depending on whether you’re using butter or mayonnaise. If you include mayonnaise in the salad, the right way to serve it would be cold. However, if you like buttery buns, serving it hot would do the job. 

So, you can do a bit of a mix-up to try both. Serve some cold along with some hot ones and see which one is more popular among your guests!

What to serve with lobster rolls?

Many sides go with lobster rolls, the most famous being potato chips and lemon wedges for an authentic English taste. However, you can also serve lobster rolls with coleslaw, salad, steamed vegetables, corn on the cob, potato salad, garlic bread, and cherry tomatoes drizzled with vinaigrette. And, if you want to go all out, you can even throw in some bacon, and avocado slices.

Follow my recipe and tips to prepare the creamiest, most buttery, and flavourful lobster rolls ever!

A bitten lobster roll on a wooden board showing the rich lobster filling and the fluffy toasted bun

Seafood Recipes

How to Cook Scallops

Green Mussels

Fish Fry

Air Fryer Salmon

Baked Mahi Mahi

How to Cook Mussels

Sockeye Salmon With Lemon Butter Sauce

Tuna Tartare

Shrimp Chimichurri

Mussels Marinara

Baked Salmon With Greek Dressing

Tuna Steak Recipe

close up of a stack of lobster rolls showing the lobster roll filling and the toasted buns

Lobster Roll

This tasty Lobster Roll is my favorite way to use lobster. Follow this video for How To Cook Lobster Tail and enjoy the most delicious lobster roll recipe ever!

Ingredients

Lobster Filling

  • 1
    lobster tail
    cooked
  • 1/4
    cup
    mayonnaise
  • 1/3
    cup
    red onion
    diced
  • 1/4
    cup
    diced celery stalks
  • 1
    tablespoon
    lemon juice
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    each salt and pepper
    kosher salt is best. add more or less to taste
  • 2
    Tablepsoon
    parsley
    minced
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    chilli flakes
    optional

Lobster Roll Buns

  • 4
    bread buns
    New England style buns are best, or any hot dog buns
  • 2
    tablespoons
    melted butter

Instructions

  1. Start by slicing up your cooked lobster on a cooking board and cut up into one inch size chunks. You can cut the lobster meat smaller or bigger if you like, however I find that one inch makes the lobster taste and texture stand out the most.

  2. Prepare the remaining ingredients for the lobster filling.

  3. Mix the lobster meat and filling ingredients in a large bowl.

  4. Now prepare the buns. Melt the butter in a heavy duty skillet over medium heat.

  5. Add in the bread buns and toast for 2 minutes before flipping.

  6. Flip the golden toasted buns and toast the other side for another two minutes.

  7. Stuff the buns with the lobster mixture.

  8. Serve with some chips, cucumbers, carrots if you like.

Recipe Notes

Tips for Homemade Lobster Rolls

There’s always a first-time trying out a new recipe. Which means that you might mess up a bit. However, with these tips for homemade lobster rolls, you can whip up finger-licking lobster roll even on your first try!

  1. When cooking lobster meat, follow my video and post on How To Cook Lobster Tail for succulent and tasty lobster meat. If you prefer boiling lobster, make sure to place the lobster in salted boiling water for not more than 8 minutes.
  2. I recommend using fresh lobster; however, you can use frozen lobster also. But make sure to thaw it completely before cooking.
  3. A combination of lobster meat from tails and claws works best for lobster rolls.
  4. Try using split-top England-style buns, but regular hot dog buns also work just fine.
  5. If you’re a fan of spices, add some hot sauce to the lobster filling.
  6. Don’t use more mayonnaise than recommended as it will overpower the sweet taste of lobster meat.
  7. The best kind of lobster for authentic lobster rolls is Maine lobster. But if it’s not available, you can go for rock lobster also.

FAQs

What does a lobster roll taste like?

A lobster roll is the perfect combination of sweet and salty: The sweet taste of the lobster meat, combined with the salty taste of mayonnaise and seasoning.

What type of roll is used for lobster rolls?

The best and most common roll used for making lobster rolls is split-top England-style hot dog buns. But, if they are not available, you can use regular hot dog buns or even french bread.

Are lobster rolls better hot or cold?

Lobster rolls can be served hot or cold, depending on whether you’re using butter or mayonnaise. If you include mayonnaise in the salad, the right way to serve it would be cold. However, if you like buttery buns, serving it hot would do the job. 

So, you can do a bit of a mix-up to try all lobster roll styles. Serve some cold lobster rolls along with some hot ones and see which one is more popular among your guests!

What to serve with lobster rolls?

Many sides go with lobster rolls, the most famous being potato chips and lemon wedges for an authentic English taste. However, you can also serve lobster rolls with coleslaw, salad, steamed vegetables, corn on the cob, potato salad, garlic bread, and cherry tomatoes drizzled with vinaigrette. And, if you want to go all out, you can even throw in some bacon, and avocado slices.

Nutrition Facts

Lobster Roll

Amount Per Serving

Calories 168
Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Trans Fat 0.3g

Polyunsaturated Fat 7g

Monounsaturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 41mg14%

Sodium 373mg16%

Potassium 81mg2%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Fiber 0.4g2%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 3g6%

Vitamin A 293IU6%

Vitamin C 3mg4%

Calcium 23mg2%

Iron 0.3mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.