Recipe: Easy Connecticut Style Lobster Rolls

Lobster Rolls

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

Ingredients

  • 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

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Instructions

·         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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Ash Renee

Ash Renee, is an NYC Real Estate/Business Lawyer, Consultant, and Blogger. A New York transplant for the last 10 years, Ash loves exploring the NYC restaurants, fashion, and the black professional social scene. Ash was born and raised in Chicago.

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