New England Lobster Roll Sliders

New England Lobster Roll Sliders

Prep: 10 min.

Cook: 10 min.

Serves: 12

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The enticing aroma of the salty sea breeze, the sound of waves crashing against the shore, and the taste of freshly caught lobster—there's nothing quite like the flavors of New England. Today, we're bringing a slice of coastal heaven to your kitchen with mouth-watering New England lobster roll sliders.

These miniature marvels are perfect for parties, family weeknight dinners, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a taste of the east coast. They even make a great addition to outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and picnics. The light and refreshing flavors of lobster, combined with the sweetness of King’s Hawaiian Original Sweet Hawaiian Rolls, are ideal for any warm weather celebration.

What’s the difference between a Maine lobster roll and a New England lobster roll?

Typically both terms are used interchangeably, and they refer to the similar versions of the iconic dish. Both styles of lobster rolls feature tender lobster meat served in a bun, typically toasted and buttered, and sometimes lined with lettuce. The lobster meat is usually mixed with mayonnaise, although some variations opt for a warm, butter-based dressing.

What should you serve with lobster roll sliders?

Pair these delectable sliders with a side of crispy sweet potato fries, a light salad, or your favorite summer beverage. Whether you're hosting a beach-themed party or simply indulging in a seafood feast at home, these sliders are sure to steal the show.

Should you use fresh lobster for lobster roll sliders?

Yes! We recommend using fresh lobster whenever possible. Fresh lobster ensures the best possible flavor, texture, and overall quality for your dish. The sweet, succulent taste of fresh lobster meat is a defining characteristic of a delicious lobster roll. When you use fresh lobster, you're able to fully appreciate the natural flavors of the seafood, making your lobster roll sliders truly exceptional.

The best thing about these sliders? They’re quick and easy to prepare! Whether you're hosting a last-minute get-together, a summer barbecue, or a casual dinner, lobster roll sliders are an incredibly convenient option. So, let’s get started!

1. Whip Up the Lobster Salad

When it comes to lobster roll sliders, creating the perfect lobster salad is essential. The key lies in preserving the natural sweetness and succulence of the lobster meat while enhancing its flavors with complementary ingredients.

To get started, mix the lobster with HEINZ mayonnaise, crème fraîche, shallot, pickle, celery, tarragon, and lemon zest in a small bowl. The lobster meat is the star of the show, so we’re going to keep the salad simple. A basic dressing with mayonnaise and a touch of fresh lemon juice works wonders. The mayo adds creaminess, while the lemon juice brightens the flavors and balances the richness.

For delicious sliders, we recommend using fresh lobster meat. Whether you've boiled, steamed, or purchased pre-cooked lobster meat, make sure it’s of high quality. Freshness is paramount here, as it guarantees a sweet, tender taste. Once you’ve mixed your lobster salad, season it with salt and white pepper and refrigerate until it’s ready to use.

Pro tip: Allow the lobster salad to chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before assembling your sliders. Chilling not only enhances the flavors but also ensures a refreshing, cool salad that’s perfect for sliders.

2. Ready, Toast, Assemble!

Next, slice your King’s Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls in half horizontally using a serrated knife. Brush the split sides of the slider buns with melted butter and heat a large skillet over medium heat. Then, place the slider rolls on the skillet, cut side down, for about 1 minute.

King's Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls add a delightful contrast to the savory and slightly briny taste of the lobster salad, creating a harmonious balance. The subtle sweetness of the rolls enhances the overall flavor profile of the sliders, making them incredibly satisfying. Plus, the softness of the rolls also prevents the sliders from feeling heavy, so you can go back for seconds (and maybe even thirds).

Once they’re toasted to perfection, transfer the rolls to your work surface. Take a few generous spoonfuls of the prepared lobster salad and place it on the bottom half of each toasted slider bun. Then, top the lobster salad with finely chopped chives for a burst of color and flavor, and close your sliders.

Arrange your New England lobster roll sliders on a platter, garnish them with lemon wedges, and watch as your guests' eyes light up with anticipation. These sliders aren’t just a treat for the taste buds; they're a celebration of coastal cuisine and the joy of sharing good food with great company.

So, dive into the flavors of New England, savor every bite, and let the delicious memories of these lobster roll sliders transport you straight to the charming coastal towns of the Northeast. Happy cooking!

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New England Lobster Roll Sliders

New England Lobster Roll Sliders

Prep: 10 min.

Cook: 10 min.

Serves: 12

  • 12-pack KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1 ½ pounds meat from a cooked lobster (1 ¼ cups), cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons HEINZ Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons crème fraîche
  • 1 Tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 Tablespoon finely diced dill pickle
  • 2 Tablespoons finely diced celery
  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced tarragon
  • ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature

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