Mark's Brown Butter & Tarragon Lobster Roll Recipe image by Get Maine Lobster

Mark's Brown Butter & Tarragon Lobster Roll

This recipe is super-easy to make and my #1 preferred way to enjoy a lobster roll --- this savory delight will have your guests reaching for more.


  • Perfectly cooked lobster meat
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Full-fat butter
  • Fresh tarragon (chopped)
  • New England split-top buns (your favorite local bun will work too)


  1. Place lobster meat in a colander and allow to sit.
  2. Brown Butter: in a saucepan on medium heat, melt 2 sticks of butter. The key making brown butter is to constantly stir so that it does not burn. You will see the butter turn a caramel color --- it's done!
  3. Use that same sauce pan to grill the outside of your bun --- this very important --- nothing like a bun grilled on the outside and warm on the inside.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine the lobster meat and brown butter --- stir thoroughly.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and add tarragon. Tarragon is a strong herb. I would use 1 tbl per 1 lb of meat.
  6. Once your buns are perfectly grilled on the outside, add lobster meat.

Important Note: I would prepare extra. These are going to go fast and your guests will want more than one!