Tested till perfect Mini Lobster Rolls
Mini Lobster Rolls
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Mini Lobster Rolls

Assemble these four-bite lobster rolls right before serving so the bread doesn't get soggy. We like to use mini brioche rolls, but dinner rolls work well, too!

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2016

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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 45 minutes
  • Portion size 10 rolls


  • 2 2live lobsterlive lobsters, (each about 600 g)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupmayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdiced celery, (about 1 rib)
  • 4 4cornichons, diced
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspchopped fresh chivefresh chives
  • 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
  • pinch pincheach salt and pepper
  • 5 small 5small soft dinner rolls, (about 4 inches/10 cm long)


In large tall saucepan, pour in enough salted water to cover lobsters (do not add lobsters); bring to rolling boil over high heat. Remove rubber bands from lobster claws. Plunge each lobster headfirst into saucepan; cover and return to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lobsters are bright red and small legs easily come away when twisted and pulled, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool enough to handle.

Place 1 lobster on work surface. Twist off tail; using sharp chef 's knife or kitchen shears, remove meat from tail. Crack claws; remove meat from claws. Cut meat into bite-size chunks. Repeat with remaining lobster.

In bowl, stir together mayonnaise, celery, cornichons, all but 2 tsp of the chives, the lemon juice, salt and pepper; stir in lobster.

Halve dinner rolls lengthwise. Using fingers, remove some of the bread from centre of each half, leaving 1/2-inch (1 cm) border around edge; discard centres. Fill each hollow with 2 tbsp of the lobster mixture, packing down gently. Arrange rolls, cut sides up, on platter. Sprinkle with remaining chives. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information per roll: about

cal 116 pro 7g total fat 6g sat. fat 1g
carb 9g dietary fibre 1g sugar 1g chol 20mg
sodium 227mg potassium 123mg


calcium 3 iron 5 vit A 2 vit C 2
folate 10
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