Best homemade Lobster Roll (Video recipe)

Let’s make the best homemade lobster roll version of Maine chilled lobster roll which consists of chunks of tender, sweet, cooked lobster meat with little mayonnaise, stuffed into a top-split, New England bun lightly brushed with butter.

When you get your hands on the freshest sweetest Maine lobster and the grocers steam it for you at this time of the year you got to Enoy right! In spite of the short but brutal summer heat lobster season is much awaited here.

Lobster is a very flavorful delicate meat which just needs salt pepper and some melted butter flavoring,my favorite but I love the one with mayo too. My opinion would therefore be do not drown in too much citrus flavors and pickles.

Did you know there are two different types of lobster rolls ?

Warm lime and butter lobster rolls are known as Connecticut lobster rolls and Chilled with light mayo lobster rolls are Maine lobster rolls. In short now the only question is Are you in team mayo or no mayo?

About the rolls – Lobster shacks make custom made New England style buns and they are really of a good size buttered and toasted on the sides taste exceptional… but I find the buns in the supermarket is not that great hence I chose brioche buns this time. (sorry purist!)

Having a Lobster roll is never complete without the ambiance.

Obviously lobster shack is the place to go and have lobster.Forget the exotic restaurants. Biggest mistake people make is dress up go to a fine dining place and order whole lobster. Remember lobster is altogether a messy affair!

Do not underestimate the power of your sensory organs 🙂 In addition to getting the full on lobster indulgence you need the real full surround sound and sight effects. Sunset,the sea breeze, the cry of the sea gulls, the water lapping sounds and above all the chorus lobster eating ASMR ON EVERY TABLE is an experience in itself, I can vouch that !

What is your second best option?

Having the best of Maine lobster at the comfort of your home makes it the best homemade lobster roll altogether.

Previously made and box office hit lobster dishes to try from here are Lobster Mac and Cheese , Lobster, Artichoke and Spinach Bake

Best homemade lobster roll recipe

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Lobster meat – of 3 lobsters steamed

Celery – 1-2 sticks chopped

parsley leaves – a small bunch chopped

Mayonnaise – 2 tbsp

Lime juice

Freshly cracked black pepper- to taste

Salt to taste

To assemble:

Melted butter – 1 tbsp

Buns – 3-4 (I have used brioche bun but you can use New England lobster roll bun.

Method

Extract the meat from the claw and tail of the lobster. Also the roe of the lobster which can be used as a garnish.

Chop the meat into large chunks

Chop the celery into small pieces and parsley very finely.

Into a bowl add the celery , parsley, lime juice, mayonnaise salt and pepper, stir it well. Now add the lobster meat mix well. Allow it to sit in the refrigerator for 10 minutes for the flavors to sink in furthermore,

Brush the insides of the bun with melted butter and put 2-3 scoops of lobster filling.

Note: If using New England lobster roll bun then lightly toast the outside of the bun with butter. Brioche bun is your next best option which is not toasted.

Serve the lobster roll immediately.

Sides to serve along with lobster roll : These are the sides I especially find in the lobster shacks along New England shores.

  1. Corn on the cob
  2. Clam chowder
  3. Potato salad / French fries or Cape cod less salt chips
  4. Cole slaw
  5. A nice beer

The other best options at the same time that sell well are:

  1. Mac and cheese
  2. Pasta salad
  3. Light green salad

Hope you will give the best homemade lobster roll a try and let me know.

Meena

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