BLT Lobster Rolls

What's better than a BLT? A BLT with a whole lotta lobster in it.
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blt lobster roll

Recipe by Alexa Weibel

Start to Finish: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp. lemon zest (from about 1 lemon)

  • 7 tbsp. butter 

  • 1 1/2 tsp. tomato paste

  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

  • 1 lb. cooked lobster, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 top-split brioche or hot dog buns

  • Little Gem lettuce leaves

  • 2 thick-cut slices bacon— cooked until crispy, then chopped

  • Quartered cherry tomatoes and finely chopped fresh chives, for garnish

Preparation

1. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and lemon zest.

2. In a medium saucepan, whisk 5 tbsp. butter, the tomato paste, and paprika over low heat until the butter melts, about 3 minutes. Add the lobster. Stir until warmed through, about 2 minutes; season lightly with salt.

3. In a large skillet, melt the remaining 2 tbsp. butter over medium-high heat; cook the buns, flat-side down, until toasted, 3 to 5 minutes per side

4. Spread the buns with the lemon mayonnaise. Line with lettuce. Top with the lobster. Sprinkle with the bacon, tomatoes, and chives.