Poor Man’s Lobster Rolls

Growing up in New England of course I love lobster rolls, or as more commonly pronounced 'lobstah' rolls.  There seems to be some very strong opinions on what exactly a lobster roll consist of.  I like them both ways.  Mine are "poor man's" because I don't use lobster at all but instead imitation crab.  Hey don't hate, I'm in land-locked Oklahoma and lobster is very expensive here.

Growing up in New England of course I love lobster rolls, or as more commonly pronounced ‘lobstah’ rolls. There seems to be some very strong opinions on what exactly a lobster roll consist of. I like them both ways. Mine are “poor man’s” because I don’t use lobster at all but instead imitation crab. Hey don’t hate, I’m in land-locked Oklahoma and lobster is very expensive here.

Poor Man’s Lobster Rolls

8 Servings - Serving Size: 1 Lobster Roll

Poor Man’s Lobster Rolls

Growing up in New England of course I love lobster rolls, or as more commonly pronounced 'lobstah' rolls. There seems to be some very strong opinions on what exactly a lobster roll consist of. I like them both ways. Mine are "poor man's" because I don't use lobster at all but instead imitation crab. Hey don't hate, I'm in land-locked Oklahoma and lobster is very expensive here.

Ingredients:

    Connecticut-Style
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter
  • 1 pound lobster meat or imitation crab meat, chopped
  • 4 New England style hot dog buns*
  • Maine-Style
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 pound lobster meat or imitation crab meat, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced lengthwise and then diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 New England style hot dog buns*

Directions:

    Connecticut-Style
  1. In small saucepan, melt butter over low heat.
  2. With ladle or spoon, skim foam and white solids from butter and reserve in small bowl.
  3. Add chopped lobster meat to clarified butter in saucepan; toss gently.
  4. Heat over medium-low heat 2 to 3 minutes until warm.
  5. Meanwhile, brush both sides of 4 buns with reserved foam from butter.
  6. Toast buns in toaster oven or under broiler.
  7. Divide lobster evenly among buns; spoon any juices from saucepan over lobster.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper if desired.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. Maine-Style
  11. Melt butter in microwave safe dish.
  12. Brush both sides of the 4 remaining buns with melted butter.
  13. Toast buns in toaster oven or under broiler until golden brown.
  14. Mix together in a bowl, the lobster meat, mayonnaise, celery and black pepper.
  15. Spoon 1/4 of this lobster filling onto each bun.
  16. Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired.

Notes

*New England style hot dog buns are split on the top, not on the sides. The are usually attached to each other on the sides and when pulled apart the sides can be grilled. This is important for the lobster roll.

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1 comment

  1. Donna July 30, 2015 at 10:37 pm Reply

    These look fantastic. I can’t wait to make them!

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