New England Provisions

Authentic Maine Lobster Roll Recipe


Lobster Meat Rolls are pretty easy to make since they only have a few ingredients. The road side stands all up and down the New England coast serve very good lobster rolls. And it's a good cheap way to get a lobster salad fix along with fries. They also will have on the menu Maine Crab Meat Rolls.

One of the items that is necessary to make an official New England lobster roll is the hot dog bun. For some reason the hot dog rolls that are sold throughout New England have flat bread sides where the come 8 to a package and are all connected. When you pull the roll away from the others, your hot dog roll has two flat sides and are white bread. These rolls are always buttered on both sides and grilled to a golden brown on both sides. It's absolutely mandatory to do so to create an authentic crab roll. Maybe you can cut the sides off of a hot dog roll. Or easier, just butter and grill the inside of the roll; it will taste just the same. Grilling does make the roll very tasty.


The recipe calls for good quality fresh lobster meat. Frozen Maine lobster meat is used country wide for lobster rolls.. If you can find it. We have it and it is of superior quality with no water or chemicals added. The best lobster meat is fresh. But the frozen is just fine. Lobster meat comes packed (CKL) Claws, Knuckles and Leg Meat followed by (CK) Knuckle & Claw meat then (TKC) Tail, knuckle and claw meat is the most expensive. Of course you can boil your own or use left over picked lobster meat.


Simply mix the lobster meat with mayonnaise and stuff the mixture into the already grilled hot dog roll; sprinkle a tiny bit of very fine paprika on top. I personally like Cholula® Hot Sauce on top.

You can add chopped celery & parsley & powdered mustard but most Yankees frown on the idea. Most everybody also agrees to use Cain's Mayonnaise®. It is all natural and in my opinion it is the best. It is only distributed in New England & New York but you can order it on the internet through specialty shops.


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