Switch To Brown Butter To Elevate Lobster Rolls

Certain dishes bring to mind memories of long walks on the beach, backyard summer picnics, and warm evenings gazing at the stars. A lobster roll is one such recipe, a satisfying sandwich packed with tender lobster meat that can be dressed with herbs, a generous sprinkle of spices, and finished with a squeeze of lemon. Something this delicious doesn't seem like it could be improved upon — until brown butter enters the picture.

Bathing tender pieces of lobster in brown butter invites toasted, earthy flavors into the luxurious presentation, and when placed in a warm brioche bun, your taste buds are in for a serious treat. All you need to do is brown butter until a warm, toasty aroma fills your kitchen, and keep careful watch over the ingredient so it doesn't turn bitter. Next, combine your browned butter with fresh lobster meat and get ready to assemble a sandwich that calls for second servings. 

Enjoying summer decadence at home

No longer are lobster rolls reserved for summer holidays and beach vacations. Once you have your toasted buttery basics on lock, experiment with inviting other ingredients to your summer-inspired lobster meals. Lobster rolls can be topped with your choice of fresh herbs and spices like paprika, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Deviate from more traditional recipes by bringing diced avocado, aiolis, vinaigrettes, hot sauces, and fried toppings like onions and chives into your brown-butter-enhanced lobster sandwiches. 

If you're hesitant about overdoing the butter on your lobster, serve the browned butter on the side and let guests drizzle the ingredient on top of their assembled sandwiches to suit their own taste preferences. Present the buttery sandwich with fresh coleslaw, homemade fries, or salty chips, just as some of the best restaurants serve their lobster rolls. When a delicious meal is this easy to put together at home, you may be budgeting for more lobster purchases in the near future.