Are you looking for the best lobster roll recipe? Then you’ve come to the right place! Especially if you want simple! And to me a lobster roll is something you have in the summer, you eat outdoors and you don’t want a lot of mess and you certainly don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen!
A “Connecticut” Lobster Roll at Red Hook Lobster in
Rockaway Beach, New York
I used to make the Ina Garten version with capers and mayo. But some people don’t like mayo and it makes it more of a salad. Then my friend Sheri told me about the BEST lobster rolls ever and she was right. We had to do our research and eat quite a few along the way…not a terrible thing to have to endure, but certainly not cheap!
Sheri told us about Red Hook Lobster opening a location on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach. Of course, like most places that serve lobster rolls, they have at least two kinds. There’s the “Classic” Maine lobster roll and then there’s the “Connecticut” which is my favorite! It’s so simple it’s hardly even a recipe, but that’s the beauty of it!Print
Red Hook “Connecticut” Lobster Roll
The most simple recipe for the best lobster roll ever! Especially if you can buy the lobster meat already prepared. It’s more expensive, but worth every penny in my opinion!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 10 1x
- Category: lunch, dinner
- Method: easy
- 1 1/2 pounds lobster meat
- 1 stick butter (melted)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- juice of one lemon
- 10 split-top rolls
- Pour the lobster meat into a bowl, cutting up any large pieces.
- Add the paprika and lemon to the melted butter and whisk together.
- Pour over the lobster meat and gently toss.
- If using regular split-top rolls, butter the outside rolls lightly and toast, or if you are using brioche split-top rolls, put them under the broiler for a few seconds. (Watch closely! Cannot stress this enough)!
- Fill each roll generously and drizzle a little extra butter over the top of the meat.
- Optional: Sprinkle with a few chives.
A simple, perfect lunch with some Cape Cod Potato Chips or a few french fries!
Keywords: lobster, lobster rolls
Lobster Meat from Stew Leonards, butter, lemon & paprika
Let’s talk about the price of a lobster roll
You’ll pay $29 at The Lobster Pound in Rockaway $26 at The Clam Bar in Montauk and about $7.50 if you make them at home the way we did. We used freshly cooked lobster meat from Stew Leonard’s which makes it so easy. It’s $45 a pound which seems like a lot until you check out the prices at a few very casual lobster shacks on the east coast. Read more about our favorite east coast beaches in this post.
We served lobster rolls to Madeline and her friends last Saturday. It was a beautiful day and everyone hung out on the porch and enjoyed lobster rolls and Cape Cod chips. It seemed like the perfect New England lunch and it was easy to assemble and serve!
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