Classic New England Lobster Roll

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As the younger generation says, "OMG"...this is one of my absolute favorite things to eat along the New England shore! You MUST toast the hot dog's a New England thing!


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
30 Min


  • 2 lb
    freshly picked lobster meat, chilled & chopped into chunks
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped (3-4 stalks) *see note
  • 3/4 to 1 c
    hellmann's or best foods mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp
    (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6
    hot dog buns

How to Make Classic New England Lobster Roll


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the lobster meat, celery, and mayonnaise and gently toss until well mixed.
  2. Season with salt & pepper;
  3. Cill for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight before serving.
  4. Preheat a large heavy skillet over medium flame; lightly butter both sides of each bun and cook for 2 minutes per side, until golden brown.
  5. When toasted, stuff them with the chilled lobster salad and serve immediately.
  6. NOTE: when celery is chopped, it tends to release its natural moisture, which can water down the lobster salad and make it soupy. To avoid this, chop the celery, wrap it in a dry paper towel or several paper towels, and place in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes, allowing the towel to absorb any excess moisture.

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About Classic New England Lobster Roll

Course/Dish: Fish Seafood

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