Lobster Joint (1073 Manhattan Ave.) has shared their recipe for their classic New England-style lobster roll, which includes cooked, chilled lobster meat dressed in a herbed mayonnaise on a buttered hot dog roll. 

Lobster Joint serves other variations of a lobster roll, including a Connecticut-style roll and a Mexican roll, but the owner of Lobster Joint said the classic New England roll is the most popular. 

See how to make Lobster Joint’s classic New England-style lobster roll below. Find last week’s Community Cookbook recipe here.

Lobster Joint’s New England Lobster Roll

Makes 4 lobster rolls



2 1.5 pound live lobsters or 1 pound of frozen lobster meat (1.5lb. lobsters give .5lb. of lobster meat each)

1 cup of regular mayonnaise

1/4 of a cup of very thin sliced celery

1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon of finely chopped tarragon, parsley and chives

1 pinch of salt and pepper


For lobster meat from live lobsters:

  1. Start with 2 whole live 1.5 pound lobsters purchased from your local grocer.
  2. For live lobsters, poach them in boiling water for 12 minutes with some vegetables if you have them on hand.
  3. Shuck the meat from the tail, legs and claws.
  4. Chill the meat and then break into bite size pieces.

For frozen lobster meat:

  1. Thaw the frozen meat in the refrigerator for one day.
  2. Drain the meat for 15 minutes in a colander. (There will be a little water.)

For dressing:

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except for lobster meat) in a bowl and refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow flavors to marinate.
  2. Add lobster meat and coat well by tossing with a gloved hand.

For serving:

*The hot dog bun can be brioche or regular, but it is preferable to be New England style, meaning top sliced with sides that are exposed for easy toasting.

  1. Spread butter and a sprinkle of salt on each side of the hot dog bun and griddle in a pan until golden brown.
  2. Open the top of the warm bun and add 1/4 of a pound of the chilled dressed lobster meat for each roll.
  3. Toss a pickle spear and some chips on the side and enjoy an amazing summer treat!

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