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Traditional Maine Lobster Roll Recipe

When you think of lobster, you think of Maine. These rolls have been perfected by the people who invented the lobster roll.
Traditional Maine Lobster Roll Recipe
Photo by Brayden Olson

Servings: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


6-8 split-top brioche buns
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 pounds freshly cooked Maine lobster meat, chilled
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
fresh lemon juice, to taste
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
shredded romaine lettuce, to serve
finely sliced basil, for garnish
finely sliced chives, for garnish


1. Light a grill or heat a cast-iron grill pan over medium-high. Brush the outside of the buns with the butter and toast, flipping once, until you have nice dark lines on both sides, about 2 minutes. Set the buns aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the lobster meat with the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

3. Place a small amount of shredded romaine in each roll, then top with lobster meat. Garnish with the basil and chives.