Lobster Rolls are the perfect summertime treat! Connecticut Style Lobster Rolls are my favorite way to eat lobster. I feel like a certified chef whenever I make any recipe featuring lobster, as it’s such a delicacy in my opinion. Lobster rolls are one of my favorite summer sandwiches. This easy, juicy, lobster roll recipe can be enjoyed in under 30 minutes.
4 servings for Connecticut Style Lobster Rolls
· Prep time – 15 minutes
· Cook time – 15 minutes
· Total time – 30 minutes
- 4 pounds of Lobster Tails (approximately 8-16 lobster tails depending on the size used)
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) – melted unsalted butter
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 clove of smashed garlic
- 3 tablespoons – sliced scallions
- Old Bay Seasoning or Salt & Pepper to taste
- 4 – Top Split Hot Dog buns
· Boil lobster tails in a large pot of boiling water. (enough to cover the lobster tails). You may also use a pot with a steamer basket.
· Steam/boil for 5-7 minutes each batch. ( I usually can make 4-5 lobster tails at a time depending on the size). Make sure you don’t overcook when you are cooking the lobster.
· After steaming, the steamed/boiled lobster meat may be bright red, and the meat should be opaque and very plump
· Keep the lobster tails on a cutting board and let them cool a while.
· Melt 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a medium-size skillet.
· As the butter begins to melt, add lemon zest, garlic, and salt. Mix well. Keep heat at a low temperature.
· Melt the remaining butter in a sauté pan.
· Then grill/toast the buns in a pan until it looks golden brown on each side. Place them on plates and set aside. (usually 1 to 2 minutes)
· After that split the cool lobster tail shells in half lengthwise. Use kitchen shears for this.
· Immediately transfer cooked lobster to the melted butter mixture and toss the lobster in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and lemon zest.
· Spread remaining butter sauce inside the openings of the buns.
· Finally, garnish with dried or fresh finely chopped parsley and lemon wedge
· Serve warm with veggie slaw, coleslaw or potato chips & enjoy immediately.
When is Lobster Season?
Lobster season usually runs from late June to December, which is when lobsters are very active. However, Lobsters are harvested year-round in New Hampshire and Maine. Typically, May is one of the best months to purchase live lobsters.
SUBSTITUTIONS & ADDITIONS FOR CONNECTICUT STYLE LOBSTER ROLLS
- Buns Feel free to use either regular hot dog buns or New England Split-top Frankfurter Hot Dog Bun
- Lobster: You can use whatever your seafood market has available: Fresh Lobster, Live Lobster. Frozen Lobster Tails, Whole Lobster, or Lobster Claws (fresh or frozen) for this recipe. If using frozen, I find that it’s best to thaw the lobster first for the tastiest lobster roll.
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