Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls

I love the fact that we live just a short road trip from New England. I used to go to Mystic, CT almost every summer for a weekend and it was amazing. On the way, we would always stop for the most amazing lobster rolls at Lenny and Joe’s. They were warm, toasty, super buttery and best of all, cheap! I haven’t had them in a long time and this week I was craving them big time. So I made my own warm buttery lobster rolls right at home! They were so quick and easy.

First, I boiled my lobster tails for the warm buttery lobster rolls. The lobster tail is my favorite part because it is the most tender, succulent meat. I also love how it is a perfect portion. It took about 8 minutes for the shells to become a vivid red, which was how I knew they were done.
While the tails boiled, I gathered the rest of my ingredients for the warm buttery lobster rolls. I used an incredibly aromatic mix of celery, scallions and garlic for big flavor. The garlic became this fantastic paste when I grated it so that it just melted right into the lobster.
Then I cooked those aromatics in lots of butter and some lemon juice before I added the lobster meat back in. The filling for the warm buttery lobster rolls took no time at all to cook.

I stuffed that filling into two toasty and buttered Portuguese rolls and dinner was served! Oh my goodness, these babies satisfied my craving for sure. The lobster meat was so succulent and tender. The aromatics, butter and lemon gave the whole dish fantastic flavor. Since I couldn’t get to my favorite Connecticut lobster roll place this summer, it was such a blast to make my own version at home. Hope you all love them too! xoxo

Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls
Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls
5 from 1 vote
Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls
Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

During summer here in the northeast there is nothing like having warm buttery lobster rolls. They're quick and easy to make for an amazing meal! 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Lobster, Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 545 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 2 whole lobster tails
  • 1/2 stick butter plus additional for buttering the rolls
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 5 whole scallions thinly sliced, green only
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 stalk celery trimmed and finely diced
  • 1/2 a lemon zested
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 2 whole Portuguese rolls
  1. Fill a large skillet with deep sides with water and bring it to a boil on the stove. Boil the lobster tails for 8 minutes or so, until they become a vivid red. Take the pan off of the heat and remove the tails. Drain the water from the pan but keep it on the stove without washing it. When the tails become cool enough to handle, crack them open and remove the meat. Dice it into manageable, bite sized pieces and set it aside. Then heat the butter and lemon juice together in the skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add the scallions, garlic, celery and lemon zest and let them get fragrant for a minutes. Season it all with the dried parsley, dried tarragon, salt and pepper while they cook. Then add the lobster meat back in and let it cook with the mixture for another minute. Take the pan off of the heat. Meanwhile, toast the Portuguese rolls and butter them. Stuff each roll with half of the mixture and serve immediately! Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 247
% Daily Value*
Fat 27.4g42%
Saturated Fat 15.1g94%
Cholesterol 181mg60%
Sodium 761mg33%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2.2g9%
Sugar 3.9g4%
Protein 40.4g81%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls
Warm Buttery Lobster Rolls