How many of you have ever had a Lobster Roll? I have to say that I’m late to the party and I just had my first one a few weeks ago when Todd made one for me…which is not something you’ll see everyday…
I was a little skeptical at first as I’m not a fan of anything similar (tuna salad, chicken salad, etc.). However, I think I really liked this because the lobster was the star of the show. The mayo was very light and used to just bind the ingredients together without overwhelming the lobster. I love how there are minimal ingredients in this lobster roll because it really allows the lobster to shine through.
If you are making these, you have to find New England Style Hot Dog Buns. I’m in Philadelphia and frequently see the Arnold’s brand of New England buns near me. Of course, if you can’t find them and you want to be adventurous, you can even try to make them at home! Even if you can find them, I think that recipe looks worth making.
When we make these Lobster Rolls we end up eyeballing the amount of each ingredient. The amounts listed below are close estimates to what we use. When you add the mayo mixture to the lobster, you may want to add in increments to make sure that you don’t add too much mayo.
makes 2 lobster rolls.
- two 1.5 pound live lobsters
- 1/4 of a lemon, juiced
- ~1.5 tsp. minced scallions
- ~1.5 Tbls. minced celery
- ~2 Tbls. mayonnaise
- 2 New England Style Buns
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 Tbl. butter, for toasting buns
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When the water comes to a rapid boil, drop the lobsters in and cook for 15 minutes.
- Remove the lobsters from the boiling water and into a bucket of ice or an ice bath to stop the cooking and to speed the cooling process.
- When the lobsters are cool to touch, begin removing all of the lobster meat from the lobsters. Chop the meat into bite sized pieces (not too small).
- In a separate bowl combine the mayonnaise, celery, scallions, salt, and pepper.
- Add in increments to bowl with lobster meat and toss to combine. Add lemon juice and toss.
- Prepare buns by melting butter in a skillet. Allow each side of the bun to toast in the skillet.
- Divide lobster mixture between two rolls and serve.