Easy Lobster Salad Rolls With Mayonnaise

December 18, 2021
Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

Hey, y’all! Those that know me are aware that I have a favorite food that is steadfast and true: lobster salad. For my southerners that might not be familiar, it’s much like shrimp salad or chicken salad — but, features beautifully-rich lobster. Lobster salad is what you find inside of a lobster roll — it’s easy to make and sinfully delicious. I know y’all are going to love my Easy Lobster Salad Rolls!

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Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

Easy Lobster Salad Rolls (with mayonnaise)

Frequently Asked Questions

Should lobster salad be cold or warm?

There are two types of lobster salad: warm (butter-based) or cold (mayonnaise-based). This is a mayonnaise-based lobster salad, which is my favorite, and is served chilled. That said, both varieties are wonderful — it just depends on the flavor profile you desire.

What is the optimal use time of lobster salad?

Lobster, unfortunately, doesn’t keep as long as many proteins. I recommend eating this lobster salad within a 24-48 hour period, though I think within 24 hours is optimal.

What makes a lobster roll?

A lobster roll features a lobster salad (mine has lobster, herbs, seasonings, vegetables, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dijon mustard) inside of a sliced roll.

Can I freeze lobster salad?

I do not recommend freezing lobster salad; it is best eaten fresh as quickly as possible.

Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

Ingredients, Shopping List: Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

Lobster: You can either get your lobster meat via lobster tails (the easiest) or via claws/other parts of the lobster (which I what I did for this recipe, as it is more economical).

Mayonnaise: I recommend using a high-quality, full-fat mayonnaise for this recipe. Duke’s is my mayonnaise of choice.

Dijon Mustard: Grey Poupon is my choice.

Fresh produce: Vidalia onion, celery, lemons.

Seasonings: Kosher salt, black pepper, parsley, garlic powder, Old Bay.

Bread: New-England style buns/hot dog buns/any roll with a split middle.

Butter: Unsalted — for the roll.

Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

How To Make Easy Lobster Salad Rolls: Step by Step Directions

  1. Finely dice your onion and celery.
  2. In a large bowl, combine lobster meat, mayonnaise, onion, celery, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
  3. Split open your roll. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Spread on the inside of the roll + toast/air fry/cook in a skillet to your satisfaction.
  4. Liberally spoon the lobster salad into the rolls. Top with Old Bay and serve.
Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

Easy Lobster Salad Rolls: Tips and Tricks

  • While more work, it is often less expensive to use lobster claws. Lobster tails are much, much easier; the choice is up to you, as both are rich and delicious.
  • Don’t chop the lobster too small — you’ll want big, luscious pieces.
  • You can use fresh or frozen lobster for this recipe.
  • You can use traditional hot dog buns, though New England Style hot dog buns are preferred, as they are larger and deeper.
Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

The Recipe: Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

Easy Lobster Salad Rolls

JC Phelps
This is a mayonnaise-based lobster salad that features large pieces of lobster, mayo, lemon, seasonings, and dijon mustard. You'll love these Easy Lobster Salad Rolls!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For The Lobster Salad/Filling

  • 1.5 lb cooked lobster meat roughly 3 cups
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise such as Duke's
  • 1.5 tbsp. dijon mustard such as Grey Poupon
  • 1/2 c. celery finely diced
  • 1/2 vidalia onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice freshly-squeezed
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • Old Bay Seasoning to top

For The Buns

  • 4 New England Style Hot Dog Buns
  • 1/4 stick butter unsalted, melted
  • 1 tsp. parsley dried
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Finely dice your onion and celery.
  • In a large bowl, combine lobster meat, mayonnaise, onion, celery, dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Chill until ready to use.
  • Split open your roll. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic powder, and parsley. Spread on the inside of the roll + toast/air fry/cook in a skillet to your satisfaction.
  • Liberally spoon the lobster salad into the rolls. Top with Old Bay and serve.

Notes

  • While more work, it is often less expensive to use lobster claws. Lobster tails are much, much easier; the choice is up to you, as both are rich and delicious.
  • Don’t chop the lobster too small — you’ll want big, luscious pieces.
  • You can use fresh or frozen lobster for this recipe.
  • You can use traditional hot dog buns, though New England Style hot dog buns are preferred, as they are larger and deeper.
Keyword easy lobster salad rolls, lobster, lobster roll, seafood
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