Lobster Rolls

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Lobster Rolls scream summer to me! Made with chunks of chilled lobster tossed with celery, shallots, chives, light mayonnaise and a little lemon zest served on a hot dog bun – delicious!

Lobster Rolls scream summer to me! Made with chunks of chilled lobster tossed with celery, shallots, chives, light mayonnaise and a little lemon zest served on a hot dog bun – delicious!
Lobster Roll

I love lobster! When I’m not eating Grilled Lobster Tails or Lobster Tacos, I’m usually enjoying lobster rolls all summer long! This easy lobster roll recipe starts with fresh steamed lobster, if live lobsters aren’t available near you, frozen tails or fresh lump crab or even shrimp would be great! To keep it light, I mix in a little 0% Greek yogurt with the mayo, you can’t even tell!

What are Lobster Rolls?

A lobster roll is a New England sandwich made of lobster meat served on a hot dog-style bun. Here on long Long Island, you can find them two ways – cold or warm. Cold lobster rolls are made with chilled lobster salad tossed with mayonnaise, celery, etc served on a hot dog bun. Warm lobster rolls are steamed lobster served in hot dog buns drizzled with melted butter. Both are delicious, but cold is more popular.

How To Cook a Lobster Roll

I live just a few miles from the ocean so I am fortunate to have lots of fresh seafood stores nearby. I usually buy my lobster at Jordon’s lobster farm, where they conveniently steam them for you if you wish.

To cook your own live lobster you can steam them in 3 inches of water, 7 to 8 minutes for a 1 1/4 lb lobster, and 1 or 2 minutes longer for a larger lobster. Let them cool then remove from the shell and chop.

If using lobster tails, let then that then steam 5 to 8 minutes, depending on the size.

Tips and Variations

  • Live or Frozen: Can’t get fresh steamed lobster, use frozen lobster tails in their place.
  • Lobster Claws: Frozen claw meat will work great too, just thaw and steam 3 minutes.
  • CRAB or SHRIMP: Swap the lobster out for shrimp or crab meat.
  • Make then low-carb: Skip the bun and serve them in lettuce cups for a low-carb option.
  • Skip the Mayo: Mayonnaise haters can replace the mayo with Greek yogurt.

How To Make Lobster Rolls

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Lobster Rolls scream summer to me! Made with chunks of chilled lobster tossed with celery, shallots, chives, light mayonnaise and a little lemon zest served on a hot dog bun – delicious!
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Lobster Rolls

223 Cals 22.2 Protein 28.5 Carbs 3.1 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 3 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
Lobster Rolls scream summer to me! Made with chunks of chilled lobster tossed with celery, shallots, chives, light mayonnaise and a little lemon zest served on a hot dog bun – delicious!

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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1roll , Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 28.5g, Protein: 22.2g, Fat: 3.1g, Sodium: 538.6mg, Fiber: 4.3g, Sugar: 6.4g
WW Points Plus: 6
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Photo credit: Jess Larson

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92 comments

  1. Omg, made this tonight, & we are obsessed!!!! Delicious!!!

  2. Yummy – Thanks for the inspiration. I added just under a teaspoon of Dijon, just because and it gave this dish another dimension. 

  3. Living in the Midwest, I made this with frozen lobster I had defrosted and set in a colander to drain. Still was too wet and made the recipe runny. I would recommend ringing out frozen lobster with a paper towel or clean dish towel before hand. Otherwise, had really good flavor and I’ll probably try again with shrimp.

  4. Seriously?  This is NOT a true New England Lobster Roll!  Very important is the “New England Hot Dog Roll” (lightly buttered & grilled) among other variations.  Yeah, I get it with the light mayo & the yogurt, but this drastically changes the flavor of a true New England Lobster Roll.  Also, VERY LIGHTLY sprinkle the finished product with Celery Salt.  

    • I don’t think this is meant to be an “authentic” lobster roll. It is meant to be a lobster roll for those of us who are trying to cut some of the calories and still have a delicious meal!

  5. I am going to try this. I’m going to have it on lettuce leaves instead of a roll to bring points down.

  6. We were fortunate to have a neighbor who brought us fresh lobster from Maine. I made the Lobster Rolls exactly as written in the recipe. They were delicious! Will try them another time with shrimp or crab.

  7. I made this tonight with lump crabmeat and it was terrific! 

    Gina, my husband and son are really picky and don’t like the shallots; do you think scallion whites would be an acceptable substitution?? 

  8. I made this for lunch today and it was terrific.  Thank you.  

  9. I made the recipe exactly as written. It was delicious!  Will make again. Thanks, Gina!

  10. This was amazing! I made it with shrimp. It was delicious and did not taste skinny at all. I have made your weekly meals for the past 3 weeks and this is one of my new favorites! 5 stars! 

  11. How many servings is this? It gives the nutrition info for 1 serving, but doesn’t say how many servings this recipe makes. Am I missing something?