Lobster Rolls – A Maine Tradition

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I’ve been trying to do each state in the order they became a part of the U.S., but I got excited about burnt ends and jumped ahead! Before Missouri became a state, Maine was admitted to the union. And what could be more iconic for Maine than lobster?

I tried to find other dishes that might represent the state. I’m not a huge fan of the crustacean myself. It’s OK, but I prefer the flavor of shellfish like shrimp or crab. I ran across things like blueberries, duck fat fries and whoopie pies. But everything else had lobster in it.  So here I am faced with lobster – rolls to be exact. But these are right up my alley – super easy to make!


Lobster Rolls

Here’s How to Make a Lobster Roll:

I purchased lobster tails and cooked them on the grill. You can get them pre-cooked or just cook a whole lobster!

Chop it into bite sized chunks and put it in a large bowl.

Lobster roll filling

Next, mix in all the ingredients except the butter and rolls. You can add a little more mayo if you like it wetter and a little more (or less) cayenne to suit your tastes. Set the mixture aside.

Melt the butter and brush the insides of the rolls with it.

Toast them in the oven or on the grill.

lobster roll bun

Fill each roll with 1/4 of the lobster mixture, a little shredded lettuce and serve. A lemon wedge is a good garnish with these rich and delicious rolls. I could be a lobster fan with these!

Lobster Roll

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Lobster Rolls

One of the most iconic foods of Maine, wrapped in a delicious sandwich roll.

Course: sandwich
Cuisine: Maine, United States
Keyword: lobster, rolls
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 2 large lobster tails, cooked
  • 1/8 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 hot dog buns or outdoor rolls
  • shredded lettuce optional
  • lemon wedges optional
Instructions
  1. I purchased lobster tails and cooked them on the grill. You can get them pre-cooked or just cook a whole lobster!

  2. Once the meat is cooked, chop it into bite sized chunks and put it in a large bowl.

  3. Mix in all the ingredients except the butter and rolls. You can add a little more mayo if you like it wetter and a little more (or less) cayenne to suit your tastes. Set the mixture aside.

  4. Melt the butter and brush the insides of the rolls with it. 

  5. Toast them in the oven or on the grill.

  6. Fill each roll with 1/4 of the lobster mixture, a little shredded lettuce and serve. A lemon wedge is a good garnish with these rich and delicious rolls.

lobster roll close up

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2 Responses to Lobster Rolls – A Maine Tradition

  1. Elise L Ho says:

    I love lobster. I have never even had it in my home long enough to last to be made into a lobster roll but they sure are delicious.

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