With every trip to NYC, I must stop by Luke’s to pick up a Lobstah Roll. So flippin’ good, I can hardly stand it!!
Their lobstah is lightly seasoned and has just a tad of mayo to hold things together. Wonderfully straightforward and showcases the sweet flavor of the meat. And of course, the decadent lobstah is enveloped in a buttery, toasted, New England-style bun. Lightly crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside.
In the spirit of Luke’s, I was inspired to throw down a few Lobstah Rolls myself. I kept things simple but you can add in minced celery, avocados, lettuce, or heck–even MORE lobster! I jammed my rolls with so much lobstah meat that you could barely pick it up. Trust me, it’s a good problem to have.
I also cooked my own lobstahs but if it makes you a bit squeamish, feel free to pick up some pre-cooked meat from a trusted fish monger. Either way, you’re going to want to make these beauties because……
Wait–do you really need a reason? HECK NO—They’re Lobstah Rolls! Drools.
And with that Friends, Happy Friday!!!
Makes 2 rolls
½ pound lobster meat, mix of both tail and claw
1½ tablespoons mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon celery salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped chives (more for garnish)
2 -3 pinches cayenne pepper
2 top-split hot dog buns
2 tablespoons melted butter
Chop the lobster meat into ½ inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Gently mix in the mayonnaise, celery salt, black pepper, chives and cayenne. Set aside.
Heat a cast iron skillet or pan and brush the exterior of the buns with the melted butter. Toast the buns on both sides. Fill the buns with the lobster mixture and sprinkle additional chives on top (optional). Serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side.
8 thoughts on “Lobstah, Lobstah…..Lobster Rolls!”
Oh my goodness! This looks absolutely divine!
I love lobster rolls but never thought of making them! I think I need to go hunt good lobster for this! And celery salt? Never heard of it. I need to find it also!
Hi Nami! Since you’re in SF, try Dungeness Crab Rolls, too! YUM! 🙂
I love lobster rolls. Your pics are definitely droolworthy. Have you ever made the rolls yourself? I think that’s my next feat…Nice post!
Luke’s is the BEST! I will be going there every day that I am in NYC in November. Thanks for the recipe.
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about
this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics to drive the message home a bit,
but other than that, this is wonderful blog. An excellent read.
I will definitely be back.