Lobster Roll

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5 from 3 votes

Lobster Roll

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lobster, lobster roll, poached lobster
Servings: 4
Calories: 1273kcal


Poached lobster:

Make roll:


  • Poach the lobster tails:
  • Melt butter in a large rimmed skillet on low heat. Add the garlic and fennel. Use a sharp knife to cut the lobster tails in half lengthwise. When butter reaches 160 to 180°F, add the lobster tails flesh-side down. Poach for 10 minutes, basting the tails occasionally with the butter. Flip tails over and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the lobster meat reaches 145°F. Transfer to a plate to cool
  • Make roll:
  • Remove cooled meat from tails and cut into small chunks. Place in a large bowl along with the mayonnaise, parsley, fennel, red onion, 1/8 teaspoon celery salt, and some lemon juice. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your liking.
  • Split the rolls leaving one side intact. Lay flat and toast until golden brown. Brush with melted butter and fill with lobster mixture. Serve immediately.


Calories: 1273kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 116g | Saturated Fat: 62g | Cholesterol: 336mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3249IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 240mg | Iron: 3mg