The Ultimate Lobster Rolls

Lobster Roll - saveur catering

6 ServingsPrep Time: 30 minTotal Time: 1 min

Warm, toasty, buttered rolls are key. If you can't find New England–style buns, trim 1/4-inch from both sides of standard hot dog buns to remove the crust and expose more surface area.INGREDIENTS

  • Kosher salt

  • 3 1 1/4-pound live lobsters

  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 2–3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 New England–style split-top hot dog buns

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature


  • Pour water into a large pot to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil and salt generously. Add lobsters, cover, and cook until bright red, 8–10 minutes. Transfer lobsters to a rimmed baking sheet and let cool.

  • Crack lobster shells, pick meat from tail and claws, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Mix lobster, celery, lemon juice, chives, and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper and add more mayonnaise, if desired.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread flat sides of buns with butter. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side; fill with lobster mixture.

  • DO AHEAD: Lobster meat can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Toss with remaining ingredients just before serving.