Nothing says Maine more than a classic lobster roll. Some folks use melted butter to dress their lobster while others use mayonnaise. Whether you’re team mayo or team butter, use just enough to coat the lobster. And don’t get too fancy with the add-ins. Chives may even be pushing it a little — by Maine’s standards.
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Salt and freshly ground pepper
8 ounces cooked lobster, cut into bite-size pieces
2 split-top hot dog buns
Melted butter for brushing
Potato chips, pickles, and lemon wedges for serving
Make the Filling
In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise and chives. Add the lobster and season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Toast the Buns and Serve
Heat a griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Brush the outsides of the hot dog buns with butter and griddle until golden brown on both sides. Fill the buns with the lobster mixture. Serve with potato chips and pickles on the side, and lemon wedges for squeezing over.
Pair it Up
You can't go wrong with a crisp, citrusy Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand or a light and fruity sparkling rosé from Spain. If beer is your thing, lean into a full-on New England experience with a session IPA from Maine Island Trail Association. It's citrusy with a bit of pine.
Level It Up
When no one’s looking, add a tablespoon of finely chopped celery, red onion, fresh parsley, and/or scallion.