Nova Scotia Lobster Roll

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 45 min
  • serves 1

Fresh lobster shines in a locally baked artisanal bun at an Old Town Lunenburg, N.S., fixture.

Courtesy of Adam Bower of Grand Banker Bar & Grill, Lunenburg, N.S.


252 Ratings
Directions for: Nova Scotia Lobster Roll


1 ¼ lb(s) (565 g) Nova Scotia lobster, bands removed

2 Tbsp (30 mL) mayonnaise

1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest

1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice

1 Tbsp (15 mL) green onions, chopped

1 artisan-style hotdog bun

1 leaf leaf romaine hearts, chopped

1 handful of parsley, chopped

lemon wedge


1. In stockpot, bring water to boil. Add live lobster; cook for about 10 minutes, until lobster is bright red. Remove; let cool. Crack claws and knuckles, removing meat. Reserve remaining meat for future use.

2. In bowl, mix together mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice and green onions. Stir in lobster meat.

3. In oven, toast bun (fresh from your local bakery, if possible), until warm and crisp outside. Score down middle; fill with romaine.

4. Place lobster mixture on top of romaine; sprinkle with parsley. Serve with lemon wedge.

See more: Lunch, Seafood, Great Canadian Cookbook, GCC seafood, GCC Spring

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