BA’s Ultimate Lobster Rolls

BA's Ultimate Lobster Rolls
Warm, toasty, buttered rolls are key. If you can't find New England–style buns, trim ¼-inch from both sides of standard hot dog buns to remove the crust and expose more surface area.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Main dish
Ingredients
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 1¼-pound live lobsters
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 2–3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 New England–style split-top hot dog buns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
Instructions
  1. Pour water into a large pot to a depth of 1 inch; bring to a boil and salt generously. Add lobsters, cover, and cook until bright red, 8–10 minutes. Transfer lobsters to a rimmed baking sheet and let cool.
  2. Crack lobster shells, pick meat from tail and claws, and cut into ½-inch pieces. Mix lobster, celery, lemon juice, chives, and 2 tablespoons mayonnaise in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper and add more mayonnaise, if desired.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread flat sides of buns with butter. Cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side; fill with lobster mixture.
DO AHEAD:
  1. Lobster meat can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and chill. Toss with remaining ingredients just before serving.

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Posted by Bon Appétit Magazine on Friday, May 24, 2019

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