Brown Butter Lobster Rolls

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Lobster meat marinated in brown butter and stuffed into New England-style bread brings simple, delicious flavors to this East Coast classic. You’re going to love the Brown Butter Lobster Roll!

The trees were bare, cold and snowy, and the fire was burning brightly in the fireplace. We really love winter, but a part of us is already dreaming of warmer weather. While the air is so dry and cold, we often reminisce about our summer travels and there is nothing like a summer spent on the East Coast.

The food alone is one of our favorite things about visiting the East Coast. Cheesesteak, clam chowder, and lobster rolls…yum! We can’t get enough of lobster rolls. Sorry, we’re drooling. You don’t have to go that far for this delicious treat, though, so we’re bringing the East Coast to you with our Brown Butter Lobster Roll. You won’t want to skip this one!

  • Do I really need to brown the butter?

    The brown butter adds a nutty flavor that’s to die for when paired with lobster.While you certainly don’t have to add more flavor to your lobster rolls, we highly recommend

  • Scrolling options:

    The classic choice for a lobster roll is the split-top hot dog bun, but if you don’t live in New England, it might be hard to come across this bun. Plain hot dog buns and simple sandwich wraps are also acceptable. Whatever you decide, it’s going to be delicious!

  • Should I use lobster claws or tails for brown butter lobster rolls?

    We’ve found that the best lobster rolls have meat from the whole lobster: the claws, tail, and even the knuckles! Tail meat is firmer and more fibrous, while claw meat is sweeter and more tender. The combination of the two makes this all so amazing! If you need help cooking lobster tails, here’s an easy process that will have your lobster meat ready in under 10 minutes! We also have a great tutorial on how to cook a whole live lobster.

Brown Butter Lobster Rolls

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Overhead view of 3 lobster rolls.

Lobster meat marinated in brown butter and stuffed into New England-style bread brings simple, delicious flavors to this East Coast classic. You’re going to love the Brown Butter Lobster Roll!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 5 minute

total time 10 minute

raw material

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 New England Split Bread or a sandwich
  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat (tail or claw fillets) cut into one inch pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

instruct

  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Brush some browned butter on the outside of the split top loaf. Toast bread in a separate skillet over medium to medium heat until lightly browned and toasted.

  • Meanwhile, continue to cook the butter over medium heat until foamy, shaking the pan occasionally. Once the butter foams keep an eye on it. The color will change from yellow to tan to brown. Once browned, remove from heat and add lobster. Throw on the coat. The lobster should warm from the residual heat of the pan.

  • Season lobster with salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon juice over top and toss to coat.

  • Spoon the lobster into the toast. Serve immediately.

Serve: 1sandwich | Calories: 411kcal | carbohydrate: twenty twoG | protein: twenty threeG | fat: 25G | Saturated fat: 15G | cholesterol: 205mg | sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 281mg | fiber: 1G | sugar: 3G | Vitamin A: 709unit | Vitamin C: 3mg | calcium: 176mg | iron: 2mg

Brown Butter Lobster Rolls