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Warm New England Lobster Rolls (Gluten Free)

These classic warm New England lobster rolls are filled with butter, lemon juice, mayo, and spices. The perfect dinner for fresh-caught lobsters from the Cape!

One of my favorite things about being a New Englandah is access to inexpensive fresh caught lobster.  We have a friend who recently got his lobster fishing license… which means we get fresh live lobsters caught that morning off Cape Cod!  We got our first delivery a few weeks ago, and what a treat.  I had never made a lobster roll before, so the first time we got live lobsters for home we needed a recipe.  And this one is perfect.

lobsters in the kitchen cooking

We made Warm New England Lobsters rolls again with the leftover cooked lobsters from our rehearsal dinner, and they were just as good.  It’s a fairly quick recipe from start to finish.  While the lobsters are cooking and being cleaned (Brett’s job) I can prepare the sauce for the meat and toast the rolls.  It can all come together quickly once the meat has been removed.

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Little Frankie checking out dinner!

These are fantastic with champagne, so if you don’t have a bottle lying around in the fridge already (first world probs) definitely get one and chill it beforehand.

The light acidity of the champagne pairs really well with the butter and garlic. Its a perfect balance of light and sweet, and not too heavy on the palate.

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How Do You Make Warm New England Lobster Rolls?

  1. Steam the lobsters in a pot for 8-10 minutes.  There are a lot of different ways to do this, I like this resource.
  2. Remove meat from claws, legs, and knuckles.  Remove any bits of attached shell.
  3. Roughly chop the lobster meat into bitesized pieces.
  4. In a pan, heat the garlic and butter together until garlic has softened.  Add the lobster meat and gently warm.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, celery, and chives.  Add the lobster, draining the excess butter and leaving it in the pan.
  6. Toast the New England split top buns in the broiler for 1 minute until they are lightly browned.
  7. To assemble the lobster rolls: Open one toasted bun, place a leaf of green lettuce in the middle, and add a few scoops of the lobster mixture on top of the lettuce.

warm lobster rolls classic recipe mayo lemon butter

What Do I Serve with Warm Lobster Rolls?

  • Champagne, of course!  Here is a guide for which bubbly to serve 🙂
  • A light salad with tangy vinaigrette
  • Baked potatoes
  • Fresh grilled corn
  • CHOWDAH
warm lobster rolls classic recipe mayo lemon butter

Warm New England Lobster Rolls (Gluten Free)

These classic warm New England lobster rolls are made with butter, lemon juice, mayo, and spices. The perfect dinner for fresh-caught lobsters from the Cape!  
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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 1-1.5 pound lobsters
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 large stalk celery finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 stick 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/8 th teaspoon Fresh Black Pepper
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce optional
  • 6-8 New England style split-top buns
  • 1 cup green leaf lettuce

Instructions
 

  • Steam the lobsters in a pot for 8-10 minutes.  There are a lot of different ways to do this, check online.
  • Remove meat from claws, legs, and knuckles.  Remove any bits of attached shell.
  • Roughly chop the lobster meat into bitesized pieces.
  • In a pan, heat the garlic and butter together until garlic has softened.  Add the lobster meat and gently warm.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, celery, and chives.  Add the lobster, draining the excess butter and leaving it in the pan.
  • Toast the New England split top buns in the broiler for 1 minute until they are lightly browned.
  • To assemble the lobster rolls: Open one toasted bun, place a leaf of green lettuce in the middle, and add a few scoops of the lobster mixture on top of the lettuce.
  • Serve with champagne 🙂
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