Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
6 servings (serving size: 1 lobster roll)

Bright citrus and licorice notes from the fennel complement the sweet, tarragon-flecked lobster meat. We use New England-style hot dog buns, which are top-split and have an open crumb on the sides.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine lobster, mayonnaise, 2 teaspoons tarragon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and refrigerate.

Step 2

Combine fennel, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, orange rind, and next 5 ingredients (through pepper).

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add buns to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Place 1/3 cup fennel salad in each bun. Top each serving with 1/2 cup lobster salad.

Ratings & Reviews

You can't do this to a lobster that gave its life for you :(

September 07, 2015
I'm such a seafood snob but crab cakes should be Maryland style and lobster rolls should have lobster, mayo, and a buttered roll. Nothing else. Why are you doing anything else to the lobster unless you have a bad source?

melendbm's Review

September 01, 2013
We love these! They have a unique twist on normal lobster rolls because of the citrus and fennel slaw. Best recipe for lobster rolls we have found.

krisrudy's Review

October 08, 2010
Oh my, were these delicious! I halved the recipe for my hubby and me, although if when I make them again I won't halve the fennel citrus salad. I can think of lots of fun ways to use it again. I served on sprouted grain rolls which were heartier and heavier than the ones in the recipe but they still got very juicy and I improved the overall nutritional profile a bit.

dranieri's Review

August 15, 2010
This is an amazing treat. I was a little nervous that the Anise would overpower the lobster but the orange in it brightens things and you only use just a little it was wonderful. We had this for our supper group picnic style I waited to put them together just before serving. We also had a peach/tomato salad, a corn chipotle salad, watermelon margaritas and the sweet chipotle nut mix. We'll all make it again.