Lobster Rolls and Vacation

It’s hard to believe it’s the end of July already!  We’ve had a great summer so far though, and so much more to look forward to before the end of warm weather around here.  It can be hard not to look toward fall once the days start getting shorter, but summer is still in full swing and I intend to enjoy every minute of it!

We spent last week vacationing in Michigan with my family in the Sister Lakes area.  Lake vacations are one of my favorite types of trips.  I could sit around on a pontoon boat all summer long if I had the vacation time… And Danny boy would be happy pretending to drive one all day!


We don’t mess around when it comes to food on vacation.  Although it’s not my home kitchen and pantry, it’s not exactly “roughing it” either.  There was a full kitchen and grill to use for all our meals.  One night when a few friends came to visit, I decided it would be a good time for a little treat.  Just because we weren’t vacationing on the ocean, didn’t mean we couldn’t enjoy a little lobster!  I actually purchased some precooked, frozen lobster meat from work (come on, let’s make things easy on vacation), but you can find it at any well-stocked grocery store or online sources.  You could also purchase whole lobsters or lobster tails, cook, and use the meat for these rolls.

When you think of lobster rolls, most people picture the Maine style with lobster lightly tossed in mayo and a little chopped celery mixed in.  Since I am not a huge fan of mayo though, I went for the butter based Connecticut style roll.  They were fantastic.  Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best tasting.  It seemed sort of odd to pile lobster on top of a regular old hot dog bun, but hey, it still tasted good.  Plus I have no idea where I would have found those split top buns they are served in on the East Coast.  Enjoy!

Buttery Lobster Rolls, makes about 4 rolls

  • 1 pound cooked lobster meat
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon
  • sea or Kosher salt
  • 4 hot dog or split top buns

Melt butter on in a saucepan over medium heat.

While butter is melting, turn grill to medium heat.  Lightly toast buns and set aside.

Once butter is melted, add lobster and toss to coat.  Squeeze lemon over lobster and sprinkle with salt to taste.

lobster roll

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2 Responses to Lobster Rolls and Vacation

  1. W. Letz says:

    Could not have had a better time. Great food, friends and family all joined together to have a truly memorable day. Thanks Kelley

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