Three things make the pefefct lobster roll: fresh Maine lobster meat, a warm toasted roll, and tarragon. If you’re a lobster roll purest you may disagree with the last one, but what’s life without a little added pizzaz?
3 1 ¼ pound live lobster
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp chopped fresh tarragon
Salt and pepper
6 New England style split-top buns
2 Tbsp butter, softened
Pour water into a large stock pot 1 inch up the sides, salt generously and bring to a boil. Add lobsters and cover. Cook for 10 minutes or until lobsters are bright red. Remove from pot and allow to cool before handling.
With a seafood cracker, crack open claws and tail. Pick meat and roughly chop tail meat. Mix lobster with lemon juice, mayonnaise, and tarragon. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Meanwhile spread butter onto rolls and heat a large skillet over med heat. Cook on both sides until golden brown; fill with lobster.