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Lobster Roll with Browned Butter + Chives Recipe from Canada’s Food Island

To celebrate the book launch of Canada’s Food Island, we are sharing a recipe as a sneak peek into the cookbook!

Lobster Roll with Browned Butter + Chives
Total time 45 minutes | 4 servings


  • Half cup unsalted butter
  • 4 lbs cooked lobster, shelled, chopped (keep claws intact)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 split-top hot dog buns
  • Half cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped chives


In a small pot melt butter over medium high heat, and then let it cook and bubble until it starts to foam and smell like toasted nuts and caramel, about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat.

Brush each side of the buns with browned butter. Toast on a grill or frying pan until each side is golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side.

In a large bowl toss together remaining browned butter and lobster, season with salt and pepper.

Fill each bun with lettuce and lobster, top with a lobster claw and garnish with chives.


Excerpted from Canada’s Food Island: A Collection of Stories and Recipes from Prince Edward Island by Farmers and Fishers of Prince Edward Island. Photography by Stephen Harris. Stories and captions by Stuart Hickox. Copyright © 2022 by Lobster Fishers of PEI. Excerpted with permission from Figure 1 Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

September 6, 2022
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