Famous New England Style Lobster Roll

A lobster roll is one of the quintessential New England dishes. It combines a buttery roll with delicious lobster in an incredible dressing. Making it from live lobsters does take a bit of extra work and research, but is well worth it. If not, you can always buy lobster meat on its own.


  1. If you are getting fresh lobsters, research how to kill them humanely, and then steam or boil them until they turn red and the tails curl about 6-8 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, make the dressing that goes with the lobster. Combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, celery, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Make sure not to add too much lemon juice so it’s not runny.
  3. Once the lobsters are done, let them cool and then get the meat out of the claws and tail and cut them into big pieces.
  4. When the lobster meat is ready, warm it up on the stove in some melted butter. That will both infused flavor and warm up the meat.
  5. Brush some of the butter from the pan onto the buns and put them in another pan to brown up.
  6. Mix the warmed lobster with the dressing.
  7. Put down some lettuce in the bun, then add in the lobster meat.
  8. Enjoy!