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overhead shot of three mouth-watering lobster rolls garnished with fresh chives. serve with lemons and chips on the side

How to Make Awesome Buttery Lobster Rolls

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  • Author: Stacey
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 lobster rolls 1x


Do you know how to make lobster rolls? If you don’t, I have a fantastic recipe and video to guide you every step of the way.


  • 4 steamed lobsters, meat only (see note#1)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 4 hot dog rolls
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • 5-6 fresh chives, finely chopped


  1. You will need softened butter so leave your butter out on the counter and prepare for this. You’ll use a little to spread on the hot dog rolls, then you can melt the rest in the microwave to pour on your lobster rolls.
  2. After you have cracked open your lobsters and pulled out the meat. Set aside the meat to finish your prep work.
  3. Using your softened butter, spread a thin layer on both sides of your hot dog rolls and grill in a pan for a few minutes until golden brown on both sides. These should cool down before assembling your lobster rolls or they will fall apart.
  4. Cut four lemon wedges, more if you want, and set them aside for serving.
  5. Finely chop your fresh chives.
  6. Rough chop the lobster tail meat and combine with other meat from the lobster, keeping your four lobster portions separate. I like to keep part of the claw pieces intact for presentation purposes.
  7. Start to assemble your lobster rolls. Take one pile of lobster meat and gently stuff it into each hot dog roll. You should let everyone add their own lemon, butter and chives to the lobster rolls. DO NOT pour butter on the lobster rolls and let them sit out. They will get soggy within a minute and fall apart. Only add the butter to the lobster rolls immediately before eating. Serve with chips, pasta salad, or side salad.


  1. My local grocery store will cook the lobster for you which is awesome. If your local market provides this service, I highly recommend you do this. If not, and you need to cook them yourself - here’s what to do. Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil on high heat, drop the lobsters in, put the lid on and bring water back to a boil. Reduce heat down to medium once it boils again. The lobsters will need about 15 minutes or so to cook. When they’re done, pull them out and put them in a colander in your sink and let them cool a few minutes before cracking them open. Remember – there is liquid inside that will run out when you start cracking the shell and it will be hot.