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5 from 2 votes

A Classic Lobster Roll

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.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: entertaining, lobster, lobster roll, New England
Servings: 4
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Jennifer Trainer Thompson


  • 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


  • 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.


Used with permission from Fresh Fish: A Fearless Guide to Grilling, Shucking, Searing, Poaching, and Roasting Seafood by Jennifer Trainer Thompson, Storey Publishing, 2016. Photography by Keller and Keller.