Lemon Tarragon Butter Lobster Roll

Let’s get right into this gorgeous and mouth-watering lemon tarragon butter lobster roll —but first a walk down memory lane. When I think about the one dish that really puts summer into full swing for me it would have to be a classic warm lobster roll. In my opinion, it’s an American classic and really makes it feel like summer. I remember all the special places I’ve had really great lobster rolls. From smorgasbord in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the famous Nancy’s on Martha’s Vineyard, lobster rolls are my jam. The only question to consider when having a lobster roll is do you want it warm or cold?

Personally, I’ll take a lobster roll any way I can get it, but if I had to choose, I would get a warm lobster roll slathered with the best butter money can buy. I enjoy the cold lobster rolls, but I just think the lobster shines so much more when it’s warm and served with butter on a toasted roll. Lobster is already a pricey indulgence so I want to make sure I prepare in a way that will make it the star of the show.

When my friends over at FoodSaver asked me to make an American classic dish to celebrate the start of the Olympic games, lobster rolls were the first thing that came to mind. Not only are lobster rolls delicious but they give me special occasion vibes. The summer Olympic games are a time where nations come together to compete and above all, celebrate. In honor of the Olympics, I decided to make my very first homemade lobster roll using my FoodSaver VS3182 and Preserve & Marinate Containers to help lock in freshness and seal in flavor. The recipe came together in a snap and the I was enjoying my delicious homemade lemon tarragon butter lobster roll in no time.

By the way, in case you were wondering who created lobster rolls, according to the “Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink” the lobster roll originated as a hot dish at a restaurant named Perry’s in Milford, Connecticut, as early as 1929. Its popularity then spread up and down the Connecticut coast.

Well, I think I’ve done enough talking to convince you to try this recipe and grab a FoodSaver Preserve & Marinate Container to help you flavor your food in minutes. You can get 25% off by using promo code NATASHA25.

If you make this lobster roll recipe be sure to tag me at @asiliglamcooks on Instagram so that I can re-post it.

Lemon Tarragon Butter Lobster Roll

Marinated in lemon juice, butter, garlic and fresh tarragon this lobster roll is served warm on a toasted New England style bun ready for you to enjoy in less than 30 minutes.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 6oz Lobster tails
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 New England Style buns
  • 1 tbsp Mayo for bun
  • Olive Oil
  • Green onion and fresh parsley optional for garnish


  • Using kitchen scissors, cut open the lobster shell on the bottom side of the lobster and gently pull the meat from the shell wiggling the meat out until it is fully seperated from the shell. Do this carefully as the shell is extreamly sharp and can cut you easily.
  • Once the meat is removed from the shell, disgard the shell and cut down the center of the lobster tail being careful not to cut through the tail completly. Remove the vein and any impurities in the lobster.
  • In the FoodSaver® Preserve & Marinate Containers, add the clean lobster tails and marinate with 2 tbsp melted butter, garlic, tarragon, drizzle of olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  •  Use the FoodSaver VS3182 and Preserve & Marinate Containers to marinate your lobster tails in 12 minutes or use a bowl and cover for 30 minutes.
  • In a skillet add 2 tbsp of butter and tarragon from the marinade and infue the butter on medium heat until melted.
  • Once the butter has melted, remove tarragon leaves and add lobster meat to the skillet.
  • Cook lobster for about 5 minutes until the lobster is firm and cooked through. Lobster is done when there is no gray coloring or translucency.
  • Apply a thin layer of mayo to the bun and toast in a skillet on both sides on medium heat for about 1 minute per side or until the bun is visibly toasted.
  • Add lobster meat to the bun and dress with additional melted butter, you can use the leftover butter from the skillet.
  • Top with freshly chopped parsley and sliced green onions, *optional

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