Classic Connecticut-style Lobster Roll

Florence Carmela
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This recipe for the Connecticut-style lobster roll, also known as a warm lobster roll, is quick and easy to prepare, served warm with tender, juicy lobster tossed with melted butter on a toasted hot dog bun! It's a simpler lobster roll compared to the Maine lobster roll but it's just as tasty and delicious.

This Connecticut lobster roll, when toasted on a brioche hot dog bun and slathered in warm butter isadefinite treat. It's a simple lobster roll that's perfect for a weekend snack, spring picnic or an outdoor summer time lunch or dinner! Served with warm lobster coated with melted or clarified butter, but never mayo. It's seasoned with salt and pepper and sometimes lemon juice.

"While some historians believe there is no one to be accredited with “inventing” the roll, most people believe that it originated at Perry's a restaurant in Milford, Connecticut. The sandwich beuted on the menu in 1927, when owner Harry Perry whipped one up for a customer, and the recipe stuck," according to the Summer Shack Restaurant website. This recipe is from the Drive Me Hungry website.

What you'll need

Pre-cooked lobster meat - Use any type of lobster meat - claws, tails, or knuckles. But save the claw meat for placing atop the rolls for the best presentation.

Hot dog buns - I used split-top brioche hot dog buns. Split-top hot dog buns also go by New England-style hot dog buns.

Butter - Melted butter is used to coat each morsel of lobster but you can opt for clarified butter or brown butter

How to put it together

Melt a tablespoon of butter and toast each side of the hot dog bun until it's golden brown. Set this aside.

Melt the remaining butter in the same pan and add the lobster meat. Toss gently to coat each piece of lobster. Season with salt and pepper to taste and optionally add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and chives.

Evenly divide the lobster filling into each hot dog bun and serve immediately.

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Florence Carmela is a Host and Celebrity Interviewer on The Forum Celebrity Podcast for JAMPA Media. She is also an Entertainment Writer that covers Celebrities in the Media and the latest in Pop Culture, Lifestyle Trends, Culinary Arts and Local News. She is also a Verified Journalist on Muck Rack.

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