When life gives you lobster, make lobster rolls! There are many perfect summer meals, but little comes close to a fresh lobster roll enjoyed by the water, with a soft breeze and the sun shining. If all these components are not part of your everyday routine, the lobster roll alone should do!
I don't like to get too fussy when I make lobster rolls - or overpower the dish with excess sauce. If you've ever had a lobster roll with more mayonnaise and bread than meaty lobster chunks, you'll know exactly what I mean! I like to keep things simple: a little homemade mayonnaise with herbs, hearty bite-size lobster pieces, a warm, buttery brioche and crisp Boston lettuce.
Brioche Lobster Rolls
1/3 cup homemade mayonnaise (follow my basic recipe here)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cup steamed lobster chunks
2 brioche rolls
2 tbsp butter
4 Boston lettuce leaves
Lemon wedges to serve
In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, lemon juice, parsley and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Fold in the lobster chunks. In a small pan on medium high heat, melt the butter. Cut brioche rolls in half and place the pieces cut side-down in the pan, swirling to make sure the pieces absorb all the butter. Remove when lightly golden.
Top one cut half with 2 coarsely torn lettuce leaves, and half the lobster mixture. Repeat with second roll. Serve with lemon wedges. Enjoy!