hot buttered lobster rolls

Hot Buttered Lobster Roll

Last Updated on August 23, 2023

Bring a New England favorite to your table. This “Connecticut-style” lobster roll recipe has a slight twist and big flavor. Plus, it’s ready in under 15 minutes.

hot butter new england lobster roll

Hot Buttered Lobster Roll

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Protein: Fish / Seafood
Cut: Lobster Claws & Knuckles
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


  • 8 oz ButcherBox Cold Cracked Lobster
  • 8 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot – chopped
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp chives – minced
  • 2 New England style split-top buns


  • Preheat medium skillet on low-medium heat.
  • Add butter. When butter is nearly melted, add lobster including any juices from package.
  • Simmer on low heat for 1 minute, then add shallots.
  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes until lobster is firm and springy.
  • Add orange zest and chives, simmer for 30 seconds and remove from heat.
  • Remove lobster from butter and pour butter into serving bowl.
  • Use some of the butter to butter and toast the buns.
  • Cut lobster into smaller pieces, place on roll, add a sprinkle of chives and serve with remaining butter.


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