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Savor Summer With Brown Butter Lobster Rolls

Savor Summer With Brown Butter Lobster Rolls

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The beauty of this dish lies in its simplicity and balance. Fresh lobster meat is gently tossed in browned butter, giving it an unparalleled richness without overshadowing the sweet, tender lobster. 

The warm, toasty buns soaked in buttery goodness harmonize perfectly with the luxurious lobster filling. Trust me, once you’ve tried these Brown Butter Lobster Rolls, they’ll become a staple in your summer recipe rotation.

three brown butter lobster rolls on the plate

Brown Butter Lobster Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This recipe elevates the traditional lobster roll by infusing it with the deep flavors of browned butter, making each bite an unforgettable experience.


  • Lobster Meat: 2 cups, cooked and roughly chopped
  • Butter: 1/2 cup, unsalted
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon, fresh
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
  • Mayonnaise: 1/4 cup
  • Celery: 1/4 cup, finely diced
  • Chives: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper: 1/4 teaspoon
  • Hot Dog Buns: 4, top-split


Make sure to get high-quality butter for browning. It makes a big difference in the flavor.


three brown butter lobster rolls on the plate

1. First, gather all your ingredients. You’ll need lobster meat, brown butter, lemon juice, mayonnaise, hot dog buns, and chives.

2. In a pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Continue to cook until it turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma. Be careful not to burn it!

3. Once your butter is ready, add the lobster meat to the pan. Cook until the lobster is heated through. It should take about 2-3 minutes.

friend lobster meat in a black pan

4. Remove the lobster from the heat. Drizzle with fresh lemon juice to add a zesty flavor. Mix well so the lemon juice coats the lobster.

a hand adding lemon juice to a grey bowl with lobster meat

5. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise with a little lemon juice and some chopped chives. This is your dressing.

6. Toast your hot dog buns. You want them to be crisp on the outside but still soft inside.

toasted hot dog buns in a pan

7. Fill each toasted bun with the lobster mixture. Spoon some of the chive-mayo dressing on top.

8. Finish with a sprinkle of extra chives for garnish. Serve immediately while everything is warm and delicious.

two delicious brown butter lobster rolls

I’ve found that this recipe is a real crowd-pleaser, and it always impresses guests at backyard barbecues or seaside picnics. Next time you get together, I hope you can impress them too. Enjoy!

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