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The Best New England Lobster Roll: Light on Mayo, Heavy on Flavor

If you’ve ever dreamt of tasting the essence of New England in a sandwich, then the lobster roll is your one-way ticket. Brimming with succulent lobster meat and a touch of mayo, this sandwich captures the breezy spirit of coastal towns. Perfect for a summer afternoon or when you’re simply in the mood for a luxury treat. Here’s how to make it from the comfort of your home with ingredients you can find at your local grocery store.

New England Style Lobster Roll


  • 1 lb fresh lobster meat, cooked and roughly chopped

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise (light on mayo for that perfect balance)

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 2 green onions, finely sliced

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 4 New England-style split-top hot dog buns

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

  • Optional: Sprinkle of paprika or chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preparation: Start by ensuring your lobster meat is cooked and roughly chopped. This is the star of the dish, so freshness is key.

  2. Mixing: In a large mixing bowl, combine the lobster meat, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Gently fold in the sliced green onions. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.

  3. Butter & Toast: Brush the outer sides of the split-top hot dog buns with melted butter. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Place the buns, buttered side down, on the skillet. Toast until they're golden brown, usually 1-2 minutes per side.

  4. Assembly: Once toasted, carefully open each bun and stuff it generously with the lobster mixture.

  5. Garnish & Serve: Optionally, you can sprinkle a dash of paprika or some chopped fresh parsley on top for an added touch of color and flavor. Serve immediately and enjoy the taste of New England right at your table!

There’s something incredibly satisfying about biting into a well-made lobster roll. With this recipe, you not only get the classic flavors, but you also control the mayo level, ensuring it's just right for you. Dive into this coastal delight, and stay tuned for more sandwich adventures in our upcoming posts!

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