Lobster Poor Boy

Lobster Poor Boy

I find it amazing how sometimes the most delicious, indulgent foods have the fewest ingredients and are the simplest to make.  A Lobster Poor Boy is a perfect example of that.  A few really good ingredients make for a wonderful treat!


  • Two 1 1/2-pound lobsters
  • 2 stalks celery, minced
  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced plus 1 wedged for garnish
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 New England split-top rolls, or potato hot dog buns
  • Salted butter, softened to toast buns
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, for garnish


  • Steam the lobster in 2 inches of boiling water until bright pink, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Immediately shock in an ice bath, and then remove the tail and claw meat. Chop into bite-sized pieces and reserve.
  • Mix the lobster meat, celery and lemon juice together in a medium bowl. Fold in the mayonnaise and season with fresh pepper.
  • Brush the outside of each roll with some butter and griddle or toast until golden brown. Fill each roll with the lobster salad and garnish with the chives.
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