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Lobster Rolls with Garlic Butter Buns

I can think of no better dish that captures the true taste and tone of summer than a Lobster Roll.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cups cooked lobster meat, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 split-top buns (See Kelly's Notes)


  • In a small bowl, combine the cooked lobster, lemon juice, celery, scallions, salt and a few grinds of fresh black pepper, tossing until well combined. Set aside.
  • Melt the butter and minced garlic in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Brush the exteriors of the buns with the garlic butter and toast in a saucepan over medium-low heat on both sides until golden brown. (See Kelly's Notes.)
  • Divide the lobster mixture into the toasted buns and serve immediately.

Kelly's Notes:

  • Split-top buns may be hard to find, so regular hot dog buns will do in a pinch. I found both regular and whole wheat split-top buns at my local Trader Joe's.
  • You can also grill the buns over a low flame to add a smoky char.
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