Nothing quite tops a fresh lobster roll, and these delicious Lobster Roll Sliders are a fun twist on a classic that is easy to whip up for a crowd!
Lobster Roll Sliders Recipe
Ella and I just got back from a decadent and restorative vacation at the Diplomat in Hollwood, Florida.
The main reason I picked this resort for our Spring break was it’s serious foodie cred, with several amazing restaurants on property and plenty of fresh seafood.
Two of the hotel’s restaurants are helmed by celebrity chefs, and we ate at Geoffrey Zakarian’s Point Royal twice during our vacation. One of the most popular dishes on the menu is their fresh lobster roll which I was able to snag the actual recipe for!
The Lobster Roll from Point Royal featured perfectly cooked lobster bathed in butter and topped with a creamy dijon aioli. The buttered and toasted brioche bun could barely contain the amount of lobster they stuffed into it, and the caramelization of the bun worked beautifully with the fresh lobster.
Their recipe was a bit technical – using fresh lobster, ice baths, butter emulsions, and freshly made brioche buns – so while I kept all of the flavor and important aspects of their recipe the same, I modified it to make these Lobster Roll Sliders!
I stuck with frozen lobster meat, swapped out the brioche for slider buns, and used green onions instead of chives (because I will use them for more than one recipe) but by all means, if you’d prefer an authentic lobster roll, feel free to reverse those changes for something more akin to the original.
These lobster roll sliders are easy enough for a busy weeknight but impressive enough to serve to guests. They can be served warm or cold so they are perfect for a party when you might want something impressive and hearty. The recipe only takes about 20-25 minutes to come together and then you can cover the rolls or leave them in a warmed (turned off) oven to stay warm until all of your guests arrive.
I couldn’t get enough of that delicious sauce and would highly recommend doubling the recipe and adding even more – or at least having that option if you end up loving it, too!
If you’re not a huge lobster fan, you could easily swap that out for crab or shrimp, if desired. (Or check out some of our other popular sandwich recipes instead.)
Ingredients for Lobster Sliders
- Sandwich rolls sheet
- 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
Tip: personally, I would double the dijon-mayo sauce and slather additional on the buns or have it available for people to add more, 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 Sliders
Preheat oven to 350F
Cut the sandwich sheet in half through the middle, and brush 1/4 cup melted butter on the cut side.
Place the sandwich sheets, buttered side up, on a cookie tray and bake until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, 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.
Place the mayonnaise, dijon mustard, mustard powder, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons water in a small bowl 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.
If using lettuce, place on the bottom rolls, then top with an even layer of buttered lobster, followed by a drizzle of the mustard-mayo sauce and a sprinkling of fresh green onions or chives. Top with top half of the buns.
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These lobster roll sliders are a fun twist on the classic lobster roll and a great way to serve seafood at a party – or get picky eaters to try a delicacy!