"The best ingredients don't need much to shine" says Luke Holden, President, Luke's Lobster, New York City about his minimalist lobster roll recipe. We adapted this recipe from his restaurant's cookbook, Real Maine Food.
Top-split buns are the time-honored choice for lobster rolls, but side-split buns can be used instead. Some people like only mayonnaise or melted butter on their lobster meat, but we love the added flavor that fresh herbs provide.
Chunks of succulent lobster meld with heirloom cherry tomatoes and basil, making an otherwise familiar mix of late-summer flavors seem revelatory. A dollop of peppered mascarpone cheese provides a lavish finish.