A Classic Lobster Roll

This is an old-fashioned lobster recipe -- typical lobster shack food.
February 06, 2017


Toss the lobster with the celery, lemon juice, and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Butter the outside of the rolls. Heat a skillet over medium heat and toast the rolls until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Spoon the lobster salad into the rolls, and dust with cayenne pepper. Serve immediately.

About this recipe

"You might serve this with a chilled dry rosé when your great-aunt comes to visit. You can gussy it up by giving the sandwich a lettuce ruffle." -- Jennifer Trainer Thompson in Fresh Fish. Photography by Keller and Keller.

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  • 12 ounces cooked lobster meat, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 New England–style hot dog rolls
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Butter
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