Lobster Rolls

I’m not sure what’s gotten into me. I’ve made more seafood recipes this summer than any summer in the past, ever. And I keep pondering ideas for more. What’s wrong with me? I’m even enjoying our trips to the seafood market. My first time there I truly was a bit intimidated by the selection. What do I ask for? How much do I need? Now I figure, if I have leftovers I’ll make another recipe.

Last week when I knew I’d be making homemade mayo I knew I had to make lobster rolls. But even more than that, I knew the rolls had to be New England style and more importantly … toasted! Do not skip that step! Skip that and you can consider your lobster roll ruined. Maybe I’m being dramatic? Toast it.

You can keep this super simple or even spice things up a bit. I truly was *this* close to drizzling some buffalo or hot sauce over the lobster rolls but was vetoed. I should’ve snuck in a sprinkling of red pepper flakes or cayenne. Instead, they’re kept simple. The only slight kick came from the homemade mayo where I did sneak in some red pepper flakes and cayenne. I had to. Forgive me. I promise it’s not spicy, it just adds a subtle flavor change.

Do make these. Do make your own mayo, because it’s beyond easy and kind of fun. And most importantly… toast those rolls. ;)

Lobster Rolls

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lobster, Seafood
Servings: 3


  • 2 C lobster meat cooked (or roughly 1/2lb)
  • 1/4 C mayonnaise homemade or store bought
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 C celery
  • 1/4 C yellow onion
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • Butter for toasting the rolls
  • New England style hot dog rolls


  • To a large bowl, add mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Chop celery and onions. Roughly chop lobster into large chunks. Combine all ingredients, tossing and coating the lobster well.
  • Toast rolls until just golden on both sides. Stuff with lobster filling. Serve immediately.
  • Lobster filling may also be eaten as is or stored in the fridge in a covered container for up to several days.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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21 Responses to “Lobster Rolls”

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 30, 2012 at 9:10 am

    You could get me to try this one I think. :) And can you believe I’ve never had a New England style roll? I just found out about them last year!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    For as amazing as my little ghettofied seafood/produce place is, they never have lobster! This kills me in the summer and then I end up going to Panera (I know, that’s just like sooo wrong) for their lobster ciabatta sandwich to kill the craving (and spending way more than anyone ever should for Panera). I kind of despise New England but I have this thing about needing to take a vacation up the coast of Maine in the summer with the sole purpose of eating lobster roll after lobster roll…

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      Rachel — July 30, 2012 at 9:54 am

      What’s with the hatred for New England? lol And you absolutely do need to vacation in Maine at least once in your life… even if just for the seafood. ;)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

    It’s basically that I’m just totally jaded from harsh, disgusting cold climate and want to move south. I lump NY (I know that’s like sacrilege to legit New Englanders) in with New England and just want out :). I do love the seafood though, can’t complain on that front.

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — July 30, 2012 at 10:12 am

    My eyes are huge right now – these looks like ridiculously good. And homemade mayo to boot? You’re brilliant.

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    Cassie — July 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I am all about some lobster rolls, and the homemade mayo is beyond perfect. I want one of these (or two) right now!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — July 30, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    omg, i’m dying to try a real new england lobster roll…they have them here but it’s like all that fake ish!! send me some!

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    JulieD — July 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Oh my squee! I love a good lobster roll!! Yours looks amazing and I have def made homemade mayo before, it’s so easy!

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    Valerie — July 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    These look amazing, nothing compares to a messy, scrumptious lobster roll! (I wish I could grab one through the screen.) :D

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — July 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    I love lobster rolls and they could be one of my husband’s favorite foods… we made them in a cooking class but never at home. That needs to change:-)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — July 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Going to Maine this weekend and I going to stuff my face with homemade lobster rolls. I can’t wait!!!!! But I think that 1/2 pound of lobster is for 1 roll… not 3… LOL!!!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — July 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Gorgeous! My husband would love these! He would love the pepper flakes and cayenne in there too :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 30, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Mmmmm lobster rolls. It’s only been the last couple of years that I actually started liking lobster. Also, your awesome toasting is totally killing me…I want now!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — July 31, 2012 at 9:58 am


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    Carla @ Carla's Confections — July 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    I love this! I am literally drooling over these. I love those hot dog buns too. They are awesome! This is on my list to make with homemade mayo :)

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    Elle — July 31, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    These are fabulous! There’s nothing better than a fresh lobster roll. We’re making some next week!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — July 31, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I’m not much of a lobster fan but lobster rolls always look so good! I don’t think I’ve ever seen rolls like that though – gotta do some searching around here!

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — July 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I’ve never had a lobster roll, but I think I could go for one right now!!!

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — August 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I have been obsessed with lobster rolls this summer. Luke’s Lobster opened within walking distance of my house and I am always looking for an excuse to go there! Total deliciousness.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I would LOVE this! Lobster is a true delicacy and Ive only made it at home once in my life (pregnant, had to have it $50 pair of tails from WFs) and I didn’t ruin it but I didnt win any awards and have never tried again but wow – this is stunning!

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    Chris @ TheKeenanCookbook — September 12, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    We cooked this up (and are sharing in tomorrows Taste Test Thursday). It was good!

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