THE BEST Lobster Roll Recipe

the best lobster roll recipe

What is the best lobster roll recipe? That depends on who you ask. This one is the best as far as we are concerned. We make them a couple of times a week throughout the summer.


the best lobster roll recipe

What is a lobster roll?


Lobster rolls are a popular seafood dish that originated in New England. They typically consist of a warm, buttered bun filled with chunks of fresh lobster meat. There are several different types of lobster rolls, each with its own unique twist on the classic recipe. Here are a few examples:

  1. Classic lobster roll – The most common type of lobster roll, this version features a warm, buttered bun filled with chunks of lobster meat mixed with mayonnaise, celery, and seasonings.
  2. Connecticut-style lobster roll – This type of lobster roll is similar to the classic version. The biggest difference is you warm the lobster meat in melted butter rather than mix it with mayonnaise.
  3. Maine-style lobster roll – Unlike the classic and Connecticut-style versions, the Maine-style lobster roll is typically served cold and features chunks of lobster meat lightly dressed with mayonnaise and lemon juice.
  4. Lobster BLT roll – This version of the lobster roll adds bacon, lettuce, and tomato to the classic recipe for a delicious twist on the original.
  5. Asian-inspired lobster roll – This fusion-style lobster roll incorporates Asian flavors like sesame oil, ginger, and soy sauce, and may also feature other ingredients like avocado and cucumber.

The Kiss my Cookbook version of a lobster roll combines classic elements with a modern twist. We like ours served with a side of Cape Cod chips. Before you make this recipe, you’ll want to follow the directions from our previous recipe, “How to Boil and Eat Lobster.”

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The BEST New England Lobster Rolls

Here's a recipe for lobster rolls with harissa mayo, green onions, diced celery, lemon, ghee, butter lettuce, salt, pepper, and New England style rolls:


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Medium bowl


  • 1 lb cooked lobster meat chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons harissa paste adjust to taste
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons ghee or unsalted butter
  • Butter lettuce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 New England style rolls
  • Directions:


  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise and harissa paste until well combined. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the lobster meat, green onions, celery, and lemon juice. Toss to combine, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat the ghee or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add the New England style rolls, split side down, and cook until lightly golden and toasted, about 2-3 minutes.
  • To assemble the lobster rolls, spread a generous amount of the harissa mayo on each roll, and top with butter lettuce and a heaping scoop of the lobster mixture. Serve immediately, and enjoy!


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