How to Make Classic Lobster Rolls with Mayo (Maine-Style)
***Let Fresh meat sit in strainer for 5 minutes before preparing to drain excess salt water.***
- Grab a large bowl and mix our cooked lobster meat with quality mayonnaise.
- Add a pinch of salt, and a shake of pepper.
- Fold all the ingredients into each other until the lobster meat is lightly covered.
- Brush both sides of each bun with our Maine sea salt butter and toast in a skillet until golden.
- Open the top split roll and pile in your chilled lobster meat until your roll is overstuffed.
- Some people like a wedge of lettuce in the bottom and a hint of lemon juice.
How to Make Hot Buttered Lobster Rolls (Hot buttered CT Style)
- Grab a saucepan and melt our Maine sea salt butter over a low heat.
- Add our fresh lobster meat to the warmed butter and toss gently. Be careful not to overheat or cook the meat.
- Brush each side of our rolls with butter and toast in a skillet.
- Load the bread with cooked lobster meat and finish with a pinch of salt, and a shake of pepper.
- Serve up immediately since the butter can soak through the bread and no one wants soggy bread.
How to Cook a Lobster
- Use a pot big enough to hold the lobsters. Fill about one-half to two-thirds with water. Use about enough so it is deep enough to submerge the lobster by at least 3 inches.
- Add 2 tablespoons of salt for each quart of water. Bring the water to a strong boil over high heat.
- Place the live lobsters in one at a time, headfirst and completely submerge them. Pick up the lobster by holding the upper side of the body.Keep the underside of the body away from you.
- Cover the pot tightly and return to a reboil as quickly as possible. AFTER the water reboils start timing, and regulate the heat to prevent water from boiling over, but be sure to keep the water boiling throughout the cooking time. Melt some butter while you wait.
- Carefully remove lobsters from the pot with tongs. Be careful, they are very hot. Set in a large bowl for five minutes to cool before cracking.
Boiling Times for Lobsters
How long to boil lobsters?
See chart to avoid over- or under-cooking. For boiling time, use the weight of each individual lobster, not total weight of all lobster being cooked.
|Lobster Size||Boiling Times|
|1 lb. Lobster||5-6 minutes|
|1 ¼ pound||7-8 minutes|
|1-1/2 lb.||8-9 minutes|
|2 lb. lobster||10-12 minutes|
|3 lb. lobster||12-14 minutes|
|5-6 lb. lobster||18-20 minutes|