Fresh Maine Lobster Roll


Fresh Maine Lobster Roll
Fresh Maine Lobster Roll

Fresh Maine Lobster Roll


1¼ lb live soft shell Maine lobster (½ cup cooked lobster meat)

2 tbsp cup 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 (Need help?  Click here.  I only remove meat from the claws and tail, stopping at step 8.)  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 ciabatta roll and add lettuce.  Top lettuce with lobster meat and serve immediately.


1 serving, 375 calories

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.


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10 Replies to “Fresh Maine Lobster Roll”

  1. Hi, thanks for this wonderful post. I love eating and it’s always great to try something new. I’m still a beginner in the kitchen but I’m very interested in it all. This recipe seems interesting and very tasty to me, so I will definitely have to try it. If I fail, I will share this post with my mom! 🙂

  2. Before I even clicked it, I thought to myself: “Is this perhaps a Maine lobstah roll??” Of course it is. Now, bear in mind: I’m allergic to shellfish, can’t even eat the mugs,but i STILL look at that grub and i’m like lord, i’m willing to risk some thangs. 

    If you could feature a whiting fish version. i’d love you forever. 

    1. Of course, it’s Maine lobstah!  Is there any other kind? 😉 I’m sorry you have to miss out but I’ll look into a haddock version!

  3. Hi Cynthia! Great post about the Maine Lobster Roll. I used to live in Bangor and Fort Kent so I know how popular lobster rolls are. The lobsters in Maine are definitely something to talk about. We used to get 3lb lobsters for 10 bucks! It was amazing. I can only imagine how those 3 lb lobsters would taste in your rolls.. MMMmmm MMMmmm Good! Thanks again for this post and Cheers!

    1. I’m familiar with both of those towns!  Those big lobsters are definitely awesome and now I’m dying for one.   Maybe this weekend…Thank you for your comments!

  4. Hi! If I didn’t just eat already, I would be hungry from reading this post. I’m personally interested in fitness and nutrition so that is definitely what I would include in my diet if I did more cooking. I’m a big fan of seafood in general so this would be an appetizing meal for me to cook and a new experience since I never actually cooked lobster before. Thanks for this informative article! Also what are some affordable stores in the states that sell lobster? 

    1. Lobster is a crustacean caught off the shores of New England and this is where they can commonly be bought live at prices ranging from $6-$10 dollars per pound depending on size and season. In other parts of the country, cooked and frozen lobster meat can be purchased, usually for upwards of $20 per pound.  If you’re ever on the New England coast, ask around as some lobstermen will sell you a few “right off the boat” for a lower price!

  5. Cynthia, 

    Oh my gosh! I tried this recipe and it was delicious! 

    I live in the midwest so the fresh lobster was a challenge, did the best I could. I did add a bit more mayo, laid off the salt (high blood pressure) but lots of black pepper! 

    I will say, I got lucky on the ciabatta rolls, they were so fresh. I actually split them and brushed with melted butter and threw them under the broiler for about a minute and a half before making the sandwich. 

    Soooo Gooood!!!! 

    I have bookmarked your site so I can come back for more great recipes! Can’t wait to try a dish from Yuhong’s Country Kitchen!

    Thank you! 


    1. I’m so happy you like it!  One benefit of globalization is the ability to buy food and other goods not native to the area that we live in.  And the benefit of homemade is that you can tailor the recipe to suit your needs and situation.  Thanks for posting.

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