Lobster Roll

Lobster Roll

This is a staple summer meal throughout New England and the Maritime provinces, with plenty of variations, depending on the location and the restaurant: Make your own!

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 10 min

470 calories per serving 


2 lobsters, live, or cooked   1 kg
4 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lemon
4 tsp mayonnaise   20 mL
2 tsp ketchup   10 mL
1/2 stalk celery, thinly sliced   35 g
1 radishes, thinly sliced   16 g
2 panino rolls, ciabatta type   200 g
1/4 cup mixed greens   7 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

A mandolin will make slicing the radish and celery easier.


  1. Remove the elastic bands from the claws and plunge one lobster, head-first, into a large pot of salted boiling water, with the tail tucked underneath (to avoid being splashed by the tail). Loosely cover the pot and cook the lobsters over moderately high heat until the shell turns red. From the time the water comes to a boil again, plan to cook 5 min for a 500 g lobster (add 1 min for each additional 100 g). Transfer the lobsters with tongs to a sink to drain and cool. Obviously, this step is skipped if starting with a cooked lobster.
  2. When the lobsters are cool enough to handle, twist off the claws and crack them, then remove the meat. Halve the lobsters lengthwise with a large knife or poultry shears, beginning from the tail end, then remove the tail meat. Cut all the lobster meat into bite-size pieces then set them aside.
  3. In a bowl, stir together the lemon juice, mayonnaise, and ketchup until well blended. Mix in the celery and radish, then lightly mix in the lobster so it just gets coated without falling apart.
  4. Stuff the lobster filling into the rolls and put the greens over the filling. Season with salt and pepper then enjoy.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (250g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




12 g

19 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0 g

9 %


80 mg


1010 mg

42 %


57 g

19 %


3 g

11 %


4 g


32 g

Vitamin A

15 %

Vitamin C

10 %


15 %


30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: ¾ serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Fibre, Omega-6, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Excellent source of :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Shellfish | Main courses/Entrées | Sandwiches | Halal | High Calcium | High Iron | Low Saturated Fat | American | Canadian

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