Maine Lobster Roll

A lobster roll is seen at Benny's Famous Fried Clams on July 21, 2012 in Portland, Maine.

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings

Less is more when it comes to lobster rolls. Cold chunks of fresh, sweet Maine lobster, and very light mayonnaise-based dressing stuffed into a toasted hot dog bun. Add a tiny hint of fresh tarragon, which really brings out the sweetness of the lobster.

This sandwich is truly one of life's simple pleasures. While this will not be an inexpensive sandwich to assemble, once you taste the amazing contrast between the warm, buttery bun and the cold, sweet lobster salad, you'll realize it was worth every penny!


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon (fresh, finely chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • 4 cups cold lobster meat (from freshly steamed lobsters; approx. 2 large lobsters, 1 3/4 lb each; cut into large chunks)
  • 2 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • 4 large hot dog buns

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, tarragon, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Add the lobster meat and carefully fold in with a spatula.


    Do not mash the lobster. You want nice, defined chunks.

  3. Butter the inside of the hot dog buns, and toast under a broiler, or in a skillet, until golden.

  4. Fill with the lobster salad and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

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