Lemony Lobster Rolls

This easy lobster roll recipe is best served on a toasted bun with plenty of fresh lemon juice.

lobster roll

Katlyn Moncada

Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins

Our Test Kitchen tested this recipe with both frozen cold water lobster tails and spiny lobster tails. Both were delicious and worked well in the filling. We also added fresh lemon zest to the lobster filling to add bright, citrusy flavor. Save the lemon wedges for adding a squeeze just before serving.


  • 16 ounces fresh or frozen lobster tails

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

  • 2 medium (4-1/8" long) green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red pepper

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1 dash cayenne hot pepper sauce

  • 4 6-inch baguettes French bread or 4 hoagie buns, split

  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce

  • Lemon wedges


  1. Thaw lobster tails, if frozen. In a large saucepan cook lobster tails, uncovered, in boiling water for 8 to 12 minutes or until shells turn bright red and meat is tender; drain. (Cook lobster half at a time if necessary.) Let stand about 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle. Remove and discard shells. Coarsely chop meat (you should have about 2 cups).

    You can also use 4 - 4 oz lobster tails. If using smaller tails, adjust cooking time to 5 - 8 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl combine lobster meat, mayonnaise, celery, green onions, sweet pepper, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat broiler. Hollow out the bottom half of each baguette, leaving a thick shell. Arrange baguettes on a baking sheet and brush cut sides with melted butter. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Line the bottom of each baguette with a romaine leaf; spoon lobster mixture on top of romaine. Place top half of baguette on lobster mixture. Serve with lemon wedges. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1477 Calories
32g Fat
224g Carbs
75g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1477
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31.6g 41%
Saturated Fat 8.3g 41%
Cholesterol 124.9mg 42%
Sodium 2932.3mg 127%
Total Carbohydrate 223.8g 81%
Dietary Fiber 11.2g 40%
Total Sugars 24.2g
Protein 74.8g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 37.3mg 186%
Calcium 313.9mg 24%
Iron 18.1mg 100%
Potassium 934.1mg 20%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.3g
Vitamin D 1.3IU
Alanine 1.7g
Arginine 2.7g
Ash 11.2g
Aspartic acid 3.2g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 2.9mcg
Choline, total 47mg
Copper, Cu 1.2mg
Cystine 0.3g
Energy 6182.9kJ
Fluoride, F 1.4mcg
Folate, total 541.8mcg
Glutamic acid 5.3g
Glycine 1.8g
Histidine 0.6g
Isoleucine 1.5g
Leucine 2.4g
Lysine 2.7g
Methionine 0.9g
Magnesium, Mg 201.3mg
Manganese, Mn 2.6mg
Niacin 25.4mg
Phosphorus, P 713.8mg
Pantothenic acid 2.5mg
Phenylalanine 1.3g
Phytosterols 4.3mg
Proline 1g
Retinol 57.1mcg
Selenium, Se 183.9mcg
Serine 1.2g
Starch 179.5g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 1.2g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2mg
Tryptophan 0.4g
Tyrosine 1g
Valine 1.5g
Vitamin A, IU 1886.3IU
Vitamin A, RAE 141.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 4.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 75mcg
Water 302.8g
Zinc, Zn 12.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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