A fun new twist on our favorite Lobster Roll recipe, these Lobster Lettuce Wraps allow you to have all of the flavor of a classic lobster roll without the bread! Perfect for parties, beach days or a delicious weekend lunch.
Lobster Roll Lettuce Wrap Recipe
I just cannot resist a good lobster roll.
Just about any time I see it on the menu, I have to order it. It’s one of my favorite things and it’s always so delicious and satisfying.
I’m not low-carb or gluten-free, but these lobster lettuce wraps are a great way to lighten up this summer classic without compromising the flavor. Yes, you don’t get that fluffy, buttered bun, but you still get juicy, tender lobster with a buttery-tangy sauce.
They are perfect for a summer cookout, a classy brunch with friends, or just an indulgent weekend lunch. I also think they’d be great any time you want a light, classy appetizer or meal, like a bridal shower.
This recipe is adapted from the lobster roll recipe used at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood Florida – one of my FAVORITE foodie hotels! (Check out my full review of our stay here.)
(BTW, I will out myself on this recipe. I used cooked, canned lobster because fresh lobster was not on sale. I’d rather canned lobster than no lobster at all, but these would be even more scrumptious with fresh lobster.)
What is the best type of lettuce to use for wraps? I prefer to use Boston Bibb lettuce, or even romaine lettuce, for lettuce wraps. The crunch is satisfying and the leaves are big and sturdy enough to hold a generous amount of filling. However, you could use any lettuce or even cabbage, if the leaves are big and sturdy enough.
Can I cook the lobster in advance? You can cook the lobster up to two days in advance, and then just keep in a tightly covered container in the fridge. You can even add the other ingredients in advance and let the flavors marinate for a day or two.
Can I use something other than lobster in this recipe? Yes, you can substitute the lobster meat with crab meat or shrimp. Or, if you want a non-seafood alternative, try some cooked and diced chicken.
Do I need to cook the lobster in butter? No – I’ve also made this recipe with grilled or boiled lobster and it’s been delicious. The best taste will come from cooking the lobster meat in butter, but these rolls are still amazing if you skip that step to lighten it up.
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Lobster Lettuce Wrap Ingredients
- Bibb Lettuce
- Cooked lobster meat
- Butter <– note: if you want to use less butter, you can grill or boil the lobster meat without it. The flavor won’t be as great
- Dijon mustard
- Mustard powder
- Lemon juice
- Chives or green onions, sliced
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: personally, I would double the dijon-mayo sauce and have it available for people to add more to their rolls, as desired.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Baking tray
- Smoothie-style blender
- Silicone basting brush
- Small bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
How to Make Lobster Roll Lettuce Wraps
To cook the lobster meat, melt 1/4 cup of butter with 2 Tablespoons of water.
Place the butter-water mixture in a blender, along with 1/2 cup cold butter and puree until emulsified.
Pour the butter mixture into the saucepan and add the lobster meat. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, mustard powder, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons and whisk well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Remove lobster from heat and season with the 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, along with salt and pepper.
Portion out 1/2 cup of the lobster salad onto each lettuce leaf.
Grab your free printable for our lobster roll lettuce wrap recipe:
If you want to use less butter, you can grill or boil the lobster meat without it. The flavor will still be delicious but the texture won't be as luscious and the flavor will be less buttery As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 353mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 19g
If you want to use less butter, you can grill or boil the lobster meat without it. The flavor will still be delicious but the texture won't be as luscious and the flavor will be less buttery
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
These lightened up lobster rolls are a delicious way to enjoy lobster on a hot summer day and a great option for a casual lunch.