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Warm vs. Cold Lobster Rolls & Recipes

Cold vs. Warm Lobster Rolls and How to Make Them Both


warm lobster roll with butter next to a cold lobster roll with mayonnaise on a white plate


The Lobster Roll Debate

Lobster Rolls are a classic summer seafood treat, hailing from New England, but beloved across the country. But which lobster roll recipe is the one for you?

The most popular debate is between the “Maine” Lobster Roll, prepared cold with mayonnaise, and the “Connecticut” Lobster Roll, made warm with butter. No matter which side of the debate you land on, we’ll break down a simple and delicious recipe for both. But of course, without the Lobster, you have no Lobster Roll. Order from our Online Seafood Shop and get the best Lobster Meat delivered next-day to your doorstep.

Check out our Lobster Roll recipe breakdown video below!



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Cold Maine Lobster Roll

Regarded as the “Classic” Lobster roll recipe, this lobster roll is so refreshing and made with just a few ingredients: Mayo, White Pepper, Kosher Salt, diced Celery, and of course the star of the show – Premium Claw and Knuckle Lobster Meat, served on a grilled golden brown hot dog roll. Perfecto!

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Warm Connecticut Lobster Roll

This roll stands in stark contrast to the Maine Lobster roll, but many would argue it’s just as delicious (douse anything in butter and you can’t really go wrong…). Prepared with similar ingredients as it’s cold counterpart, we add lemon zest to brighten up the butter with some nice citrus flavor.

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Cold Lobster Roll

The Classic New England recipe. Simple chilled lobster meat mix with a little mayo and diced celery served with lettuce and chives on a grilled hot dog roll with a side of chips. I'll take two!

Servings: 2 people

Keywords: Lobster, Lobster Roll

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

    Lobster Mix

    • 8 oz Lobster meat claw and knuckle
    • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
    • pinch of White Pepper
    • pinch of Kosher Salt
    • 2 tbsp Celery peeled and diced

    Roll

    • 2 New England style hotdog rolls
    • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise or soft butter to grill
    • Green leaf lettuce
    • Chopped Chives to garnish (optional)
    • Wedge of Lemon to garnish (optional)

    Instructions

    1. Tear lobster meat into bite-size pieces, about 1 cups worth (be generous!)
    2. Add lobster meat, mayonnaise, white pepper, salt, and celery to a large bowl. Mix well and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
    3. Spread a layer of mayonnaise or butter onto both sides of 2 rolls. Place on a pan or griddle over medium heat & grill each side until golden brown.
    4. Time to assemble! Start by placing a piece of green leaf lettuce in the roll as a base. Divide the lobster mixture evenly between rolls.
    5. (Optional)Garnish with chopped chives and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
    6. Serve immediately with potato chips (or whatever floats your boat)!

    Warm Buttered Lobster Roll

    The "Connecticut style" Lobster roll - tossed in warm butter with salt, white pepper, and lemon zest! Garnished with chives and served on a golden brown griddled bun. Delectable!

    Servings: 2 people

    Keywords: Lobster, Lobster Roll

    • Prep Time: 5 mins
    • Cook Time: 10 mins
    • Total Time: 15 mins

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    Ingredients

      Lobster Mix

      • 8 oz Lobster meat claw and knuckle
      • pinch of White Pepper
      • pinch of Kosher Salt
      • 4 tbsp Butter
      • ½ Lemon Zest

      Roll

      • 2 New England style hot dog rolls
      • 1 tbsp Mayonnaise or Soft Butter to grill
      • Chopped Chives to garnish

      Instructions

      1. Tear lobster meat into bite-size pieces, about 1 cups worth (be generous!)
      2. Spread a layer of mayonnaise or butter onto both sides of 2 rolls. Place on a pan or griddle over medium heat & grill each side until golden brown. Set aside.
      3. Add butter to a pre-heated pan over medium heat. Allow to fully melt.
      4. Add lobster, stir, and allow to simmer until warm, about 2 minutes.
      5. Add salt, white pepper, and lemon zest. Mix and simmer 1 more minute before removing from heat.
      6. Divide the warm lobster mixture evenly between rolls. Spoon additional lemon butter over each roll. Garnish with chopped chives.
      7. Enjoy immediately!
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