Lobster meat is drowned in browned butter and stuffed into a New England style bun for a simple, but delicious twist on this East Coast classic. You are going to love Brown Butter Lobster Rolls!
The trees are bare, it is cold and snowy, and the fire is roaring in the fireplace. We love winter, really, but there is a part of us already dreaming about warmer weather. While the air is so dry and cold we often reminiscence over our summers traveling, and there’s nothing quite like a summer spent on the East Coast.
The food alone is one of our favorite things about visiting the East Coast. Cheesesteaks, clam chowder, and lobster rolls…mmmmm! We can’t get enough of the lobster rolls. So sorry, we’re drooling. You should not have to travel so far for this amazing food though, so we are bringing the East Coast to you with our brown butter lobster rolls. You’re not going to want to skip this one!
Do I really need to brown the butter?
Browned butter adds a nutty flavor that is to die for when combined with lobster. While you certainly don’t have to add more flavor to your lobster roll, we highly recommend
The classic choice for a lobster roll is a split top hot dog bun, though it can be difficult to come across those if you don’t live in New England. Regular hot dog buns are also acceptable as well as a simple hoagie roll. Whichever you decide, it’s going to be delicious!
Should I use lobster claw or tail meat for Brown Butter Lobster Rolls?
We find that the best lobster roll has meat from the whole lobster: claw, tail, and even meat from the knuckle! Tail meat is firmer and more fibrous, where claw meat has a sweeter taste and is deliciously tender. The combination of the two is what makes this so amazing! If you need help cooking lobster tails, it’s a simple process that will have your lobster meat ready in 10 minutes! We also have a great tutorial for how to cook a whole live lobster.
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I’m a native New Englander and I love this recipe. Thanks Rachel !
If your a seafood fan, there is nothing better.
These were SO good! I found lobster tail meat chunks at my local grocery store, poached them and used in the sandwich. The brown butter with lemon juice is sublime.
Oh my goodness I feel like I’m back home in New England. As an American transplant in Australia, I’m always looking for ways to reconnect with my memories and this takes me back to summer beach afternoons. Australian lobster varieties are nothing like their Maine counterparts; they have no big claws, just tail meant. And it is ridiculously expensive here – close to $100 for just tail meat. With all the shut borders due to COVID all the good seafood isn’t leaving Australia and is cheap. Picked up 3 lobsters at the local grocery store for $20/lobster and made these for Father’s Day (it’s the first Sunday in September here in Australia) and both my husband and I fell in love. Thank you for this delicious slice of home.
Absolutely delicious! A nice variation to the typical lobster roll. My family loved it.
Enjoyed making dish
Quick and delicious