Authentic Fresh Maine Lobster Roll

Summer’s here so it’s time to treat ourselves to a delicious fresh Maine lobster roll! Cook a few extra while preparing your lobster dinner to make these!

Fresh Maine Lobster Roll

Fresh Maine Lobster Roll

Course lunch, Main Course, Sandwiches
Servings 1
Calories 375 kcal


  • lb live soft shell Maine lobster (½ cup cooked lobster meat) 
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp dried chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 ciabatta roll


  • Bring 3 quarts of water to a full boil on the stovetop.
  • Add lobster headfirst into pot and boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes.  Carefully remove the lobster from the pot and allow it to cool.
  • Remove lobster meat from the shell
  • Chop meat into small pieces and place in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, salt and pepper.  Add to lobster meat and stir to combine.
  • Slice the ciabatta roll and add lettuce.  Top lettuce with lobster meat and serve immediately.
  • Hack:  Lobster can be cooked in advance and refrigerated in its shell for up to 2 days or tightly wrapped and frozen for 3 months.
  • Hack:  Shelled lobster meat can be refrigerated for up to 4 days (remember to subtract any days it was refrigerated in its shell!) or tightly wrapped and frozen for up to 3 months.
Keyword fresh lobster, lobster, lobster roll, lunch, Maine lobster, sandwich

Need help shelling your lobster?  Click here.  I only remove meat from the claws and tail, stopping at step 8.

Suggestion:  Serve your lobster roll with this colorful and creamy broccoli coleslaw!

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