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Food fads are a funny thing. Recipes can be around for centuries, but leave it to a talented, enterprising chef to revive or reinvent one and the world seems to react as if they’d discovered something utterly new. Think back to the cupcake shop craze, the long lines outside of Pinkberrys when they first opened up, and the countless gourmet burger restaurants to name just a few recent culinary trends. When I was living in New York City 10 years ago several charming little restaurants in the West Village started a lobster roll craze, making it the new go-to meal for food junkies — never mind that lobster rolls had been around since at least the 1920’s.

Our family was in Boston this year for spring break and we shamefully missed having this classic New England fare which is a must whenever visiting. I saw people eating them at every turn, but we couldn’t get a reservation at any of the places famous for serving them. Sadly we left, missing out on a dish I really wanted the kids to try.

I returned home from our trip to find the gorgeous new Recipe Girl Cookbook waiting for me and one of the first things I came across was Lori’s recipe for Lemon Lobster Rolls! If Matt Armendariz’s luscious image didn’t captivate me enough, Lori’s unique lemon twist sealed the deal. When I’ve offered the kids lobster in the past they usually hesitate, saying it smells too fishy, but the lemon totally changed their minds. They loved it. Feeling nostalgic for Boston, we all piled the plump pieces of fresh lobster into grainy rolls and dug in for the perfect lunch.

Thank you to Recipe Girl Lori Lange for reinventing this delectable classic!

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Lemon Scented Lobster Rolls and Giveaway

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Servings: 2
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups chopped cooked lobster meat
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (or vegan mayonnaise)
  • sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 hot dog rolls, toasted


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the lobster, mayonnaise, salt, lemon juice and lemon zest
  • Divide the lobster mixture between the two hot dog buns and serve immediately.
  • Tip: toast the buns by spreading a little butter on them and place upside down in a skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 970mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. This looks so great – we haven’t met a lobster we didn’t love (to eat!)

  2. The cover makes this cookbook look amazing – but you had me at lobster rolls. πŸ™‚

  3. Looks great….can’t wait to try this recipe! Would also love to win this giveaway!

  4. A new cookbook is always nice. Without a doubt it will add at least one tasty recipe to our repertoire.

  5. This lobster roll looks delicious! I’d love to win this giveaway, too!

  6. This looks very good. I’d love to have a copy of Recipe Girl’s cookbook! (And the blender would be nice too πŸ™‚ )

  7. Oh! YUM! These look so delish! And I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of one of these books! (:

  8. I’m a follower of Recipe Girl’s blog and have made quite a few recipes of her’s for my family. All have gotten a thumbs up and have made it into our regular recipe rotation. I would love to have more of her recipes that are in the cookbook to make for my family!

  9. I love this new cookbook! And I’ve never had a true lobster roll so I should definitely try this!!

  10. Never cooked with lobster at home before – perhaps I’ll need to give it a try!

  11. Lobster rolls are my fav! Can’t to give this one a try…I’m drooling. πŸ™‚

  12. This is so great!! My boyfriend and I just moved to New Hampshire. I’d love to be able to make this for him!

  13. Looks delicious and so simple!
    Thank you for the recipe and the giveaway!

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  15. I love anything with lots of lemon! And I’m liking all the actual lobster in that lobster roll (versus mayo!). I’d love to win… πŸ™‚

  16. That’s actually the first lobster roll I see that doesn’t look like it’s packed with a bunch of fat!

  17. Your carrot cauliflower soup looks terrific and i intend to make it the next time i visit my son and daughter in law as a treat. I would love to win your giveaway as would the rest of the world i am sure. Kitchenaid make wonderful products and your cookbook will come in extra handy.. Thank you for your consideration

  18. Oh my goodness a lobster roll is one of my all time favorite lunch choices when I’m visiting the NE. Yours looks amazing! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Can’t wait to surprise my husband with these lobster rolls! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Great giveaway! Would love to win and would love a bite of that lobster roll right now!

  21. This lobster roll looks delicious – the warm weather has been making me crave seafood and the beach!

  22. Looks so delicious — loved these lobster sandwiches when we went to Eastern Canada … now we can make them at home! (and I love lemon zest!). Can’t wait to look at this cookbook and would so put this blender to use as mine is more than 10 years old and barely moves πŸ™‚

  23. Being land locked in Kansas does not lend itself to finding fresh seafood. Those look delish!

  24. Ah i LOVE lobster and being a Maine girl, this is perfect! Can’t wait to try!!

  25. I have not tried lobster rolls before but I like to try it someday. It is because the picture shows how the dish look so yummy and appetizing. Is there an alternative ingredient if lobster is not available? It is interesting that lemons are used in this recipe. I think lemons can make this dish more flavorful to taste. Although I am not eligible to win, good luck to the winner.

  26. […] Tuesday (Lunch): Β Weelicious: Β Lemon-Scented Lobster Rolls […]

  27. I just recently heard about Recipe Girl – can’t remember from where — but this sounds like a fabulous prize!

  28. Looks yummy! I’ve had lobster rolls but never made themβ€”it’s time to try!

  29. My kids love this sandwich! The best part is that this is one of the few things my husband will cook for us:)

  30. That book looks great! And as a New Englander trapped (happily) in the MidWest, I can’t wait to try this!

  31. I would love to win the recipe girl cookbook and blender! Thanks for offering this great give a way πŸ™‚

  32. My 3 and 5 year olds both love lobster! Thanks for another great recipe

  33. Loving all the recipe ideas per usual! Trying to get my daughter to eat seafood is always a trip – so I’m excited to try this one out!

  34. Having lived in Boston for a bunch of years, I miss the fresh seafood,especially the lobster rolls!

  35. I would LOVE a new blender – mine is a hand-me-down from my mom and has seen better days. I use it often to make smoothies for my kids in the summer.

  36. Love your website, book, and ideas so much! Thank you for helping in my endeavors to feed my little one a nutritious diet that also fosters her curiosity and desires to try new things!

  37. I heart Weelicious so much! I probably make four or five weelicious recipes a week. My three kids all have planet boxes. Favorite recipe right now: beet pancakes. My super skinny super sensitive six year old calls them red velvet pancakes and eats like four of them. I use chocolate soy milk instead of cows milk, but that’s the only thing I change. Love love love this site

  38. I grew up eating buttery lobster rolls but love the lemon idea. Nice and refreshing!

  39. Loving your recipes- great recipes and safe for kiddos to search! Thank you!! Wouldn’t mind new kitchen tools either…. πŸ˜‰

  40. Looking forward to trying the lobster recipe–just saying the name makes my mouth water!

  41. Love your site, Catherine! Your recipes are an inspiration to moms like me that want to feed their children healthy and yummy food but most importantly, teach them good habits for their future! I’m pinning this on my pinterest board next! Best wishes πŸ™‚

  42. I love getting new cookbooks as I’m always trying various recipes.
    Also, a new blender would be great!

  43. I’ve never had a lobster roll before, but this recipe might prompt me to try one.

  44. I can’t wait to try this! How awesome would it be to win the cookbook as well!

  45. I grew up in Boston and we love lobster rolls. They never go out of style. Some of the best can be found in Menemsha Harbor on Martha’s Vineyard – lobster, celery and mayo stuffed into a white bread hot dog bun grilled in butter on the flat top! Not as healthy as yours – but really delicious as a special treat! Love your recipes – healthy AND yummy.

  46. I love lobster but have never had a lobster roll. The lemon twist sounds yummy! Would love to win!

  47. I can’t wait to try this simple recipe out! The prize is awesome and I’d really love to win!!!!

  48. Love your website!!! Can’t wait to try the Lemon Scented Lobster Rolls-what a delightful twist on a Maine classic!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! Looks like a fabulous cookbook and KitchenAid has an amazing line of products! Nice combination! πŸ™‚

  49. These sound delicious! I can’t wait to make them for my family! A new blender would be great, too!

  50. I would love to win and give the mixer to my mother for Mother’s Day!!

  51. Pick me! Pick me! I love getting emails every day with new recipes!

  52. I love your book and your site! I rented from the library and made copies πŸ™‚

  53. I was shocked that it was so easy. I bought pre cooked and shelled lobster which made it even faster!

  54. Growing up in New England, i’ve enjoyed delicious lobster rolls from various restaurants and vendors. However, I’ve never embarked on my own lobster roll making journey. Thank you for this fab recipe! I cant wait to share it with my little one!

  55. I enjoy getting these newslwtters and also visit your website for recipes for my 9 mo old grandbaby!

  56. Pick me! We moved to Boston last year and are obsesesed with the hot lobster rolls from Neptune Oyster in the North End. Oh and I have to violently shake my blender on the counter in order to get it to actually blend πŸ™‚

  57. I was so excited when I heard Lori was publishing a cookbook, fingers crossed I get a copy.

  58. Can’t wait to check out this cookbook! And I could also really use a new blender. πŸ™‚

  59. I live in Maine! I can’t wait for lobster roll season – will have to try this recipe!

  60. I’ve already heard great things about this cookbook, would love to have it in my collection!

  61. I can’t wait to make the lobster roll recipe and try the others listed above!

  62. Love this chance to win…perfect timing…my sister just blew up two mixers this weekend baking cakes… but I’ll keep the cookbook πŸ™‚

  63. I just shared this yummy recipe & great giveaway on Pintrest & Facebook. Thank you

  64. I would love to win this cookbook and Kitchen Aid Mixer!!! Just like Christmas without me having to spend money. Already have the Lobster Roll recipe printed for this week-end!!

  65. I love lobster and all of the amazing things you can make with it! The cookbook sounds wonderful and something I could use regularly to prepare family meals

  66. Thank you, Weelicious, for sharing this giveaway offer. I’ll make sure I use Maine lobster for this recipe!

  67. Making the lobsert rolls tonite! Would love to win the KitchenAid blender and the Recipe Girl cookbook. Thank you for offering this great giveaway.

  68. This looks so yummy! I love lobster! And I would love a new blender – getting ready to start a 30-day greens challenge and mine is already on it’s last legs!

  69. These look divine! Lemon just brightens everything up. Thank you so much for sharing.

  70. Yum…pick me! Pick me! πŸ™‚
    Blessings to all the foodies out there!!!!

  71. Yum! I can’t wait to try the ravioli with brown butter! Thank you for sharing and for the opportunity to win the giveaway!

  72. My mouth is watering, this looks SO delicious!!! Winning would be great too but I really want to make this for lunch πŸ™‚

  73. […] Tuesday (Lunch): Β Weelicious: Β Lemon-Scented Lobster Rolls […]

  74. These looks so great. I don’t think I have ever made one of these, but I feel totally motivated to try!

  75. Perfect timing for a great giveaway from my favorite blogger! My kitchenaid died yesterday!

  76. This looks and sounds amazing. A must try for this seafood loving Mama.

  77. I LOVE Lobster. Never had a lobster roll before. But Lemon + Lobster just Go together! πŸ™‚

  78. I have never had a lobster roll before, but this sounds so good with the lemon!

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