Jun 22, 2011

Lobster Rolls



Lobster rolls scream summer to me and when you want an extra special lunch, this is it! Chunks of fresh chilled lobster tossed with celery, shallots, chives, light mayonnaise and a little lemon zest served on a hot dog bun.

Today I had my cousin Nina over for lunch which gave me the excuse to make these lobster rolls; something I've been craving for weeks! I live just a few miles from the ocean so I am fortunate to have lots of fresh seafood stores nearby. I picked up some pre-steamed lobster tails for convenience but if you can't find cooked lobster you can buy the tails and steam them yourself. Mayonnaise haters can replace the mayo with Greek yogurt. Enjoy!


Lobster Rolls
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 3 • Serving Size: 1 roll  Old Points: 4 pts Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 223 • Fat: 3.1 g Protein: 22.2 g Carb: 28.5 g Fiber: 4.3 g Sugar: 6.4 g 
Sodium: 538.6 mg   


Ingredients:

For the lobster salad:
  • 8 oz cooked lobster tail meat (2 tails)
  • 1 tbsp minced chives
  • 2 tsp minced shallots
  • 2 tbsp chopped celery
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
 For the sandwich:
  • 3/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 3 slices tomato
  • 3 hot dog buns

Directions:


Chop lobster into small bite sized pieces and combine with chives, shallots, celery, mayonnaise, yogurt, black pepper and lemon zest.


Place 3 hot dog buns on a platter, top with shredded lettuce and 1/3rd of the lobster salad.

53 comments :

  1. drooling!!!!!!!!!!!!! mmmmmm!

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  2. I love this! I can't wait to make it!!! I eat fish, but not "meat" and this is a great hot dog replacement :)

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  3. Fantastic! As a Bostonian, I am a huge lobster roll fan, and these sound delicious.

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  4. I can't wait to make these! Thanks!

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  5. This is perfect for weight watchers and I do love lobster, love the lettuce.

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  6. Geek yogurt goes great with nerd honey.

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  7. Oh I have to add this to my meal plan. It looks amazing.

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  8. Looks delicious - and perfect for summer! I'm thinking this would be just as awesome as a lettuce wrap...!!

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  9. If you like lobster it's really hard to mess this up!

    Simone, it sure would! But you may need to eat more to fill you up and lobster could be pricey.

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  10. Summery perfection! I LOVE the idea of replacing the mayo with Greek yogurt! I've also had an awesome, fresh and light tasting lobster roll with a bit of olive oil instead of mayo...

    Great idea!

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  11. I am now craving lobster rolls! Thanks for sharing this simple recipe!

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  12. I love your blog it is one of my favs! Please, if you have time check mine out! The more ideas, followers, and recipes means I can cook all the time!

    I will have to try this with my husband. His only seafood loves are lobster and crap. :)

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  13. The lobster rolls were great, thanks for a delicious lunch Gina!

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  14. Lobster rolls are one of my favorite things to eat! :)

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  15. FYI - you wrote "Geek Yogurt" instead of "Greek". Gave me a good laugh after a long day though! :)

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  16. Fantastic Gina - I'll take one please!

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  17. These look amazing, I love lobster rolls! Such a wonderful treat.

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  18. lol, oh Thanks for catching the Geek yogurt and I' glad my typo gave you a good laugh, it gave me one too!

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  19. Gina- these look absolutely sinful!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting all these wonderful recipes!! it's really really helped me stick to my weight loss efforts this time around, and it's totally paying off!!!

    I have a request- could you tackle fish tacos sometime?? THANKS!!!

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  20. Do you think imitation lobster would be ok to use?

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  21. I wonder if canned crab meat would work with this - I know that Lobster tails would be much better but where I live they are hard to come by and expensive!

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  22. How exactly do I get a "cooked lobster tail"? Do you buy them already cooked somewhere or are you steaming or boiling a lobster?

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  23. I've never had imitation lobster but I guess it would work, crab would work too but of course you can't call it a lobster roll then : )

    All the lobster stores near me sell live lobsters as well as steamed. I have the option of buying my live lobsters steamed on the spot, very convenient!

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  24. I was just talking to my husband last night about lobster rolls!! Then I see the recipe on your site. You are truly a wonderful cook; your recipes are creative and points-worthy. I have lost a lot of weight on Weight Watchers, and had gotten bored with the recipes I've collected. Your site has helped me kick start my creativity. The first recipe I made from your site was the Chicken Tikka and it was AMAZING! I've made several since, all wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  25. So glad I can help, this is easier than you think if you can buy cooked lobster! Otherwise it only takes a few minutes to steam the tails yourself.

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  26. These look amazing!

    If you decide to tackle fish tacos, I usually start with this recipe by Martha Stewart. It's pretty light already but I like to exchange the flour tortillas for corn. :) The cabbage mix provides an awesome crunch! http://www.marthastewart.com/340397/fish-tacos

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  27. Oh YUM! These look so good! I really shouldn't be looking at this right before lunch! :) I love how low the calorie count is...it makes for a great lunch size!

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  28. What's the best way to cook lobster tails. I have a couple in the freezer but I've never made them before.

    Thanks :)

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  29. Make sure they ate thawed before you cook them, thaw in the refrigerator a day ahead the steam them in 1 inch of water in a steamer basket keeping the lid on for 6-7 minutes depending on the size.

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  30. I really love the idea of this! When I used to eat meat, lobster was one of my favorite meals! My boy will love this though. Thanks!

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  31. YUM! I LOVE lobster rolls. Does the recipe call for both the greek yogurt and mayo or are you saying you can do greek yogurt if you don't like mayo?

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  32. I love lobster rolls but I'm not so crazy re mayo so I make mine w/ a vinaigrette. Equally delicious.

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  33. I usually combine mayonnaise and yogurt to lighten it up. I like the taste of mayo but for those who don't, use more yogurt in it's place.

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  34. Have you ever used the frozen cooked lobster from Costco? This looks amazing, coming from a girl who went to college in Maine!

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  35. I've always wanted to try the lobster rolls at Red Lobster, but I imagine them being soaked in mayo. These look fantastic!

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  36. Gina... Try grilled lobster as an alternative. Here in Hotlanta our first choice is Florida/Caribbean lobster. As an app/side we grill lobster tails basted with a mixture of butter/tequila/Grand Marnier/lime juice. It's even better when grilled on deck of a sailboat in the Virgin Islands.... thx for all the wonderful ideas! CaptainLefty.

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  37. Gina - looks awesome! Takes me back to the summers I worked in Maine, only so much healthier! One thing I've got to add though - split top buns are the way to go with lobster salad! Mmmm, I'm going to have to go make this now, thanks for all your awesome recipes!

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  38. totally made these for dinner last night and they were super yummy...I toasted the bun with a little bit of I can't believe it's not butter first....served with homemade lemonade and homemade potato chips...DELICIOUS!

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  39. You are awesome! I could sink my teeth in to a fresh Lobsta roll. Since I'm not going to Boston this year for the 4th... I may have to make my own!
    Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

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  40. Then I see the recipe on your site. You are truly a wonderful cook; your recipes are creative and points-worthy. I have lost a lot of weight on Weight Watchers, and had gotten .

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  41. What about using shrimp? Do you think that would work well too?

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  42. Wish I could find rolls with the top split!

    Jessica, shrimp would be wonderful!

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  43. Looks so good! I'll have to keep an eye on lobster prices here, so we can give it a try!

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  44. I tried this tonight but with shrimp instead since I had some around to use. It's a really yummy recipe with shrimp. I can only imagine how great it is with lobster! I will be making it with lobster next time. Thanks for all of the great lighter recipes you post!

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  45. Looks delish and I am sure we will try it. I do want to point out that to make this "healthier" it could be eaten on a wheat roll. We don't eat regular hot dog buns anymore, preferring the flavor and fullness of wheat.

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  46. These look fantastic! Although, I don't tend to like lobster. I wonder if crab would work just as well. I love the Greek yogurt substitution!

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  47. Crab, shrimp, either would make a delicious replacement.

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  48. I made this for lunch today using imitation lobster - I snuck a bite while making the sandwiches, and I have to say - DELISH! I also used a split top sandwich roll since we didn't have any hot dog buns, so it comes in around 275 calories for me today. Not too shabby!

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  49. I think this will be great with the crawfish tails you can buy frozen. Will have to give it a try!!

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  50. Hello- I dont like Mayo at all and not really a fan of greek yogurt... what else can i use? sour cream? does that work or will it be weird tasting?

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  51. Did you include the hot dog bun in the calorie count? I saw that it was included in the recipe, but I didn't know if it was counted towards the nutritional value.

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  52. I cant wait to try these Recipe

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