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Recipe courtesy of The Clam Shack

Lobster Rolls

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 lobster rolls
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Ingredients

Sea or kosher salt, for salting the water

8 to 10 live lobsters or 1 1/2 pounds cooked fresh lobster meat

Melted butter, for buttering the rolls

6 to 8 traditional New England hot dog rolls or fresh bakery buns

Mayonnaise, for spreading on the rolls

Lemon wedges, to garnish

Directions

  1. The secret to the Clam Shack's lobster rolls is really in the cooking of the lobster. The innate sweetness of the lobster meat is enhanced by cooking in salt water. We boil ours in fresh ocean water, but you can do it at home by simply adding 1/4 cup of sea or kosher salt to your lobster pot. Get the water boiling to a fierce roar in a pot deep enough to cover your catch (or do them in batches). Throw the lobsters in and cover, boiling for 15 minutes. 
  2. Cool and shuck the lobsters. Pick and use all of the meat from the claws, knuckles and tail. When cleaning the tail, be sure to split it lengthwise and remove the dark vein. 
  3. Heat a griddle or cast-iron frying pan over medium-high heat. Brush melted butter on the outsides of the hot dog rolls, or the cut side of the bakery buns. Grill butter-side down until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread mayo on the buns or rolls and pile on the lobster meat. Drizzle with a bit of melted butter, and garnish with a lemon wedge. Enjoy immediately!

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