Brown Butter and Chive Lobster Rolls

In these parts of the country, there is much debate over what a lobster roll consists of. Once, about 3 years ago, I blogged a recipe for "New England Lobster Roll" and people claiming to be true New Englanders, commented with fury that I must not  be a true New Englander, because I used god awful mayo in my "New England Lobster Roll" and served it cold.

It was at that time I realized two things, one.... there are two ways of making a lobster roll, and two... my New England friends, family, neighbors, even strangers are a tad crazy when it comes to their beloved lobster roll.

The purists will most defiantly have issue with this recipe as well because, even though it is served hot, and doused with melted butter, the way they all claim it must be made... I made it with browned butter,  fresh chives, and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Oh the horror.

Brown Butter and Chive Lobster Roll 
Serves 2

1 steamed lobster
1 stick of salted butter, browned
2 lemon wedges
1 tbs diced chives
2 buttered hot dog buns


Remove steamed lobster from the shell, and roughly chop it into bite sized pieces.

Toss with browned butter, fresh squeezed lemon, and chives.

Toast hot dog buns in a skillet over medium/high heat until golden on each side.

Fill each bun with buttered lobster, and then serve.


  1. I say you get the gold!! This looks ridonkulously tasty!!!

  2. I need this lobster roll stat!!

  3. I see no horror here. Just pure heaven.


    1. This makes me feel better, you're a New Englander!

  4. I love the way you blog girl, this post brought a smile! I was born and raised in New England and never knew it was taboo to use mayo in a lobster roll! We better get to Hyannis and let all those "famous lobster roll" joints know! People are crazy with their opinions. I remember that recipe from years ago and it was amazing. This too, full of buttery goodness looks like the real deal. You can make me a lobster roll anyday my friend! Either way looks ah-mazing!

    1. Apparently, parts of New England it's hot butter ONLY. Whenever we order them, it's a cold salad with Mayo!

  5. Bahaha I love how people are so divided about the way it SHOULD be made. Your brown butter version sounds better than the original, so take that New Englanders!

    1. Well thank you! Would your Bostonian husband eat it with mayo or butter?

  6. So I am from Maine and lobster rolls most definitely should only have butter. That being said your version sounds delicious. Mainly I am just against adding mayo. I know at one point a few years ago McDonald's had a lobster "roll" that had all sorts of other things including celery. Mainers made a big stink and they had to start calling it lobster salad roll. :)