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Oh Yeah, Lobster Roll

Time flies doesn’t it? One day the ground is covered in snow, then bam, the next day it’s summer. One day spring flowers and blooming, then bam, the next day the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. One day you are in Nova Scotia stuffing your face with fresh lobster rolls, then bam, you find an entire year has already passed. It’s crazy isn’t it?

Canadian Lobster Roll

What’s even crazier than how fast time is flying is how long I have gone without feeding my lobster roll addiction. I don’t know how many times I have professed my love for lobster rolls on this blog… oncetwice.. three times? Yeah, I’m a little obsessed. When I heard a few large fast food chains had lobster rolls on the menu, I got tempted. A few times I even found myself at the entrance of the drive-thru…. but I fought temptation. I knew I wouldn’t get the same level of satisfaction had I made the roll myself.

Easy to Make Lobster Rolls

So when I saw fresh Canadian lobsters on sale at Sobey’s I knew that, that lobster was coming home with me!! And while I’d love nothing more than to tell you I boiled a fresh lobster, I can’t. As adventurous as I am in the kitchen, boiling a live lobster is just not in my cards! Maybe someday, right? Regardless, this lobster roll certainly hit the spot!

Fresh Lobster Roll
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Lobster Roll

  • Author: Britt Stager
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 rolls 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Nothing is fresher than a Canadian lobster roll in July! Large, meaty chunks of fresh lobster are slathered in melted butter stuffed into toasted rolls. Served alongside coleslaw and salty chips, this is the perfect mid-summer snack.



2 large, cooked lobsters
1 tbsp butter
pinch of salt
2 fresh rolls
Squeeze of lemon
Optional: coleslaw & plain chips


1. Remove lobster meat from tail, claws and knuckles. Be careful not to include any bits of the shell. Roughly chop meat.
2. Add butter to a preheated frying pan, swirl until melted. Place chopped meat into pan and saute until heated through. Remove from heat and sprinkle with salt.
3. Meanwhile, toast fresh rolls to your liking,
4. Spoon lobster meat into toasted roll. Squeeze lemon over top. Serve warm with coleslaw and chips.

Keywords: Lobster Roll

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One Comment

  1. Great post! Delicious pics!
    My bestie lives in NB just went to see her in May. Ate as much seafood as possible. PEI lobster supper, fried clams, etc and brought back 4 cooked lobsters for the famjam!
    Funny thing is she sent me a pick this Sunday of her eating a fresh LOBSTER ROLL…to taunt me! I know nice BFF!
    I even sent her a dig inquiring if hers was from McDs or subway 😉

    I think it is great that you can now find top slice hot dog buns so your homemade lobster rolls can be even more authentic!

    Happy Blogging