I grew up in Nova Scotia where seafood was cheap. My Mom and grandmothers had some pretty inventive ways of making lobster 'not-boring!' Now, lobster is a treat and costs a fortune. I've paid over ten dollars for one of these lobster rolls in Cape Cod and it wasn't half as good or half as big as the ones my Mom taught me to make. This is a wonderful summer (or winter) treat and makes a fancy luncheon to impress your friends. (And no, I don't eat the green stuff in the lobster!)

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly butter the insides of the buns or rolls and line with lettuce leaves. Set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, salt and pepper until well blended. Mix in the green onion and celery, then lightly mix in the lobster so it just gets coated without falling apart.

  • Stuff the lobster filling into the buns and sprinkle parsley, basil or tarragon lightly over the filling.

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Nutrition Facts

369.1 calories; 39.5 g protein; 25.2 g carbohydrates; 132.8 mg cholesterol; 925 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
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! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2009
Very Plain. I am from Nova Scotia and I've had lobster rolls many, many times. The ingredients are perfect but sauted garlic and some regular onion give it a nice flavour. Read More
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152 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2007
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!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2011
Delicious! I marinated the lobster meat(after cooking) in butter with a little lemon juice and garlic powder for a few minutes then drained off the mixture before adding it to the mayo/onion/celery dressing. I served it open-faced on toasted slices of French baguette bread with lettuce. Everyone loved it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2006
One of the few things I miss about Long Island is going out to Montauk and having Lobster Rolls. When I found this recipe I had to try it! Instead of using lobster meat I also used immitation crab meat like a previous reviewer posted and also mild green tabasco sauce and it was Outrageous!! The lime gives it a nice flavor. Would also be nice to serve with crackers for get togethers. These will be the only Lobster Rolls I will ever make! Thank You for sharing this recipe:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2006
i used imitation lobster. a nice and simple recipe; i'd not leave out the tabisco, since it gives it the kick it needs. i'll do this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2013
Absolutly wounderful recipe...even though I cheaped out and used large shrimp instead of lobster meat. (I thought I'd leave this review since so many people talked about the price of lobster.) I seasoned a pot of water with salt, pepper corns, bay leaf and two lemons cut in half. Simmer water, add shrimp then immediatly shut off heat. Cover and let sit for ten minutes, perfect shrimp every time. then shock in ice bath, peal then follow recipe as previously stated. (cut shrimp to desired chunkyness) enjoy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2006
This was amazing! We bought lobster tails for V-Day that were just too big to eat and I had no idea what to do with the leftovers since I have bad luck reheating lobster. So I tried this recipe since it stays cold. I'm so glad I did! I did make a few changes: I had about a 1/2 Lb. of lobster I used all the mayo (light) I used 1 Tab lemmon not lime I substituted a dash of celery salt becuase I don't like celery I added about 4 dashes more hot pepper sause and I put it in a tortilla with lettuce (and no butter)as a wrap. I can't see myself spending 20 a pound just for this but if I ever have leftover lobster again this is the perfect way to eat it! And if you have a fancy party this would make an unbelievable appitizer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2008
We were at an Asian Mkt in So Cal and they had a special for the nite...kingsize 5 LB. LIVE lobsters 5.99 a pound... They would steam it for us. It was a done deal! We already had dinner so I decided to look on this site for something for tomorrow and low and behold I found this recipe! IT WAS FABULOUS! I was thrilled we even had a little leftover for the next day. I didn't alter a thing. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/29/2009
Very Plain. I am from Nova Scotia and I've had lobster rolls many, many times. The ingredients are perfect but sauted garlic and some regular onion give it a nice flavour. Read More
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