What is Lobster rolls?
Lobster rolls are a classic New England dish that can be enjoyed all year round. They are made with succulent chunks of lobster meat mixed with mayonnaise and other seasonings, served on a buttered and toasted hot dog bun. Here is a simple recipe for making your own delicious lobster rolls at home.
- 1 lb of cooked lobster meat (can be purchased pre-cooked or you can boil your own)
- 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh chives
- 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 hot dog buns
- 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
- Start by mixing the cooked lobster meat, mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- Gently toss the mixture until well combined.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the buns and toast them for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
- Once the buns are toasted, divide the lobster mixture evenly among the buns.
- Serve the lobster rolls immediately, garnished with additional chives if desired.
You can also make other variations of lobster rolls, like adding celery or lettuce to the mixture, or using different herbs like tarragon or parsley. Some people also like to add a little bit of hot sauce to the mayonnaise mixture for a bit of extra kick.
Lobster rolls are best served with a side of potato chips, French fries, or coleslaw. And you can also serve it with a cold beer.
It’s important to note that lobster meat is not cheap, you can use crab meat as a substitute. It’s a more affordable option but still delicious.
Overall, making lobster rolls at home is a simple and delicious way to enjoy the taste of fresh lobster. With this recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy a classic New England dish in the comfort of your own home.