(No Mayo!) Simple Lobster Rolls

These lobster rolls include no mayo, just buttery lobster flesh delicately mixed with lemon juice and served on a toasted bread. A New England institution! Try my Lobster Scampi with Cheese Tortellini next time.

How come I haven’t done a recipe post on this before? Lobster rolls are my all-time favorite meal.

Lobster rolls are available across New England, but I like the Connecticut variety (which is ironic, since Im in no way partial to Connecticut itself).

There’s no mayo in this beauty, just a hot butter and lemon dressing. It becomes a traditional New England lunch when served with Cape Cod chips and a Shipyard Summer.

If you’re still hungry, grill up some corn while you’re at it!

You don’t like beer? Then, complement your meal with a glass of white wine.

Take a look at it.

Claw flesh to the brim.

Shining brightly in the sunshine.

[wipes drool away]

[drops out]

What were we talking about, again? That’s correct. Rolls of lobster.

Can we just talk about this absolutely lovely bowl I received from Home Goods while we’re on the subject? THIS IS A LOBSTER. It’s also the ideal size for my lobster roll.

There was no way I was going to miss out on that.

It’s a lobster holding my lobster.

It all started with a lobster.

I’m going to stop talking and get to the point of why you’re here: I’m going to give you the recipe right now. Maybe you’ve come here seeking lobster food porn. I don’t pass judgment.

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Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 5mins
Total Time: 15mins
Servings: 4rolls (depending on lobster size)
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There’s no mayo in these lobster rolls – just buttery lobster meat lightly tossed with lemon juice and served on a toasted bun. A New England staple!


  • 2 steamed lobsters (at least 1 pound each)
  • 2 tbsp salted or unsalted butter, split
  • 4 Hot dog buns in the manner of New England
  • One lemon’s juice
  • Optional garnish: parsley


  • Place the flesh from each lobster shell in a medium-sized bowl.
    2 boiled lobsters
  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a small saute pan.
    2 tbsp salted or unsalted butter
  • Toast the buns on all sides until golden brown. Place aside to cool.
    4 hot dog buns in the New England style
  • Add the lobster meat and the remaining butter to the pan. Pour lemon juice over meat and toss for 2-3 minutes to coat.
    One lemon’s juice
  • Take from the heat and let aside for a minute or two.
  • Fill each bun with lobster and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 529mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 178IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 2mg

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored piece, and none of the firms mentioned are aware of who I am. I’m just a fan!

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