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What Makes the Perfect Maine Lobster Roll?

What Makes the Perfect Maine Lobster Roll?

Do you love seafood? If so, then you’re probably familiar with the mouthwatering Maine lobster roll. This delicious sandwich is made with chopped lobster tail meat and served on a toasted bun with either mayo or butter and other toppings. 

While most people think that the perfect lobster roll simply requires great ingredients, there’s more to it than that. 

In this post, we’ll take a look at what makes the perfect lobster roll and give you some tips on making it yourself. Whether you’re looking for a fantastic seafood dish to enjoy or want to impress your friends and family, read on!

What is a lobster roll?

A lobster roll is a sandwich typically made with Maine lobster meat. The lobster meat is cooked, then mixed with mayonnaise (and even celery), and served on a toasted bun. 

Lobster rolls originated in Maine, but are now popular all over the United States. However, many people believe that the Maine lobster roll is the best lobster roll, since Maine lobster meat is considered more flavorful than other types of lobster meat, and it can also be less expensive. 

Maine lobsters are also usually larger than lobsters from other parts of the country. As a result, Maine lobster rolls tend to be bigger and more filling than other lobster rolls.

What makes the perfect lobster roll?

According to Maine locals and lobster roll connoisseurs, simplicity is key to a perfect lobster roll. The more elaborate you make the toppings and dressing, the more you take away from the show’s main event: the lobster. (So keep your rolls simple.)

What’s the best bread for the perfect lobster roll?

As everyone knows, you can’t have a perfect sandwich without the perfect bread. 

The best bread for a Maine lobster roll is undoubtedly a top-split hot dog bun. These buns are soft and fluffy with a slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with the lobster. 

Additionally, the top-split allows for effortless loading of the lobster mixture and prevents the bun from getting soggy. 

Can you make lobster rolls ahead of time?

Not really. The rolls or bread are the biggest issue for prepping ahead of time. The rolls will need to be prepared moments before serving. 

However, the mouthwatering lobster can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance. Make sure to store your lobster roll mix in an airtight container to ensure all the freshness is locked into place. 

If you’re heading out to the beach and want a lobster roll for your picnic, then you can opt to serve on buns that aren’t toasted. 

So for your next pool party or outdoor BBQ, dare to be different and serve up some delectable lobster rolls.

Need the lobster meat for your rolls? Order today or come into our Scarborough, Maine location to purchase fresh Maine lobster roll meat.