OMG Hot Lobster Rolls

Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
2 servings

The OMG lobster rolls (as in “Oh my goodness, that’s a lot of lobster”) contain just shy of a half-pound of lobster, heavy on the rich claw meat, drenched in melted creamery butter and heaped onto a warm bun.

Courtesy of Abbott’s in the Rough in Groton, Connecticut.



1 1 ¾
to 2 lbs
2 ½
ounce unsalted butter, divided
- 2 New England-style hot dog buns or gluten-free hot dog buns if desired


Step 1

Place 2 cups of water in a large pot. Ensure the pot is large enough for a lobster to lie on the bottom. Lobsters should not be totally submerged in water. You want to steam it rather than boil it.

Step 2

Bring water to boil.

Step 3

Place lobster in a pot. Place lid on top. Steam for approximately 20 minutes. The lobster will be bright red when done. Remove lobster from the pot.

Step 4

Chill until lobster is cool enough to handle. About 30 minutes and up to 24 hours.

Step 5

Using a nutcracker, crack open the tail and claws. Pick lobster meat from the shell. Roughly chop meat into bite-size portions and place on microwave-safe plate.

Step 6

Melt butter in a frying pan. Reserve or set aside about ½ ounce (14 g) of the melted butter in a frying pan. Using the reserved butter, coat both sides of the hot bun. Over medium heat toast both sides of the bun until golden brown. Remove from heat.

Step 7

Place warm lobster meat on a toasted hot dog bun.

Step 8

Drizzle with remaining melted butter and enjoy!

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