Buttery Connecticut Lobster Rolls are a delicious warm alternative to Maine lobster rolls

Buttery Connecticut Lobster Rolls

  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x


Move over Maine Lobster rolls. These buttery Connecticut lobster rolls are a delicious savory treat that scream summer. Featuring sweet, tender shellfish and loads of drawn butter, this sandwich is sure to please.



  • 32 ounces of lobster meat (we used lobster tail because that’s what is available in our grocery store but you can use a mix of claw meat and lobster tail)
  • 4 soft good quality hot dog buns
  • 1 stick plus 2 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


Once you’ve cooked the lobster, remove the meat from the tails and cut it up into pieces. Melt a stick of butter in a medium pan and gently toss the lobster tail with the butter. Season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice if you choice.

While the butter is melting and you’re tossing it with the lobster, warm the the buns either by grilling them on a hot grill pan or warming in the oven. Melt the remaining butter by microwaving in a microwave safe dish for 30 seconds. Brush the rolls with the melted butter. Then fill them to the brim with buttery lobster filling. Serve warm.

  • Category: dinner, sandwich, seafood
  • Method: saute,
  • Cuisine: American

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