Lobster sandwiches

    15 min

    This is a version of the American classic sandwich called the 'Maine lobster roll', popular throughout the New England region of the United States. Cooked and cooled lobster, the sweet meat of the sea, stirred into a spicy lime mayonnaise mixture with spring onion and celery, topped with fresh herbs and served on a roll, traditionally with potato crisps or chips on the side. Delicious lunch use for that leftover lobster tail from the posh dinner out, or just fresh cooked lobster!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
    • 4 kaiser rolls or baps, split
    • 4 lettuce leaves
    • 680g cooked and cubed lobster meat
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 dash hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco®)
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 1 stick celery, finely chopped
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 pinch dried basil, parsley or tarragon

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Lightly butter the insides of the kaiser rolls or baps and line with lettuce leaves; set aside.
    2. In a medium bowl stir together the mayonnaise, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper until well blended. Mix in the spring onion and celery, then lightly mix in the lobster so it just gets coated without falling apart.
    3. Stuff the lobster filling into the bread rolls and sprinkle parsley, basil or tarragon lightly over the filling.

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    This is a classic New England sandwich best served on a regular ol' hot dog bun which I prefer grilled. (Pepperidge Farm is my favorite) I use big, meaty chunks of fresh lobster, no onion or herbs, and just a bit of lemon juice. I could eat this every day--if lobster wasn't so pricey!  -  24 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We had a good portion of leftover lobster and I heard that lobster doesn't reheat well so I thought of a lobster sandwich that I had at Neiman Marcus for lunch one day. This recipe is FAR better then what Neiman Marcus offers. SO simple but yet, so delicious. I brought fresh French bread from the bakery and toasted it prior to dressing the sandwich. The next time we have lobster I plan on buying too much again, just so that I can have this sandwich the next day!!!  -  31 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Although I haven't made this exact recipe, I grew up in New Brunswick,Canada and have had lobster rolls all my life...If anyone has not tried this recipe I would recommend it..It's a decadent treat!  -  04 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)