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Mini Brioche Lobster Rolls
© Kana Okada

Mini Brioche Lobster Rolls

  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 12
  • FAST
  • MAKE-AHEAD

These rolls, which are a delightful play on the traditional lobster roll, are quite substantial, so one per person is plenty, especially if you're serving additional hors d'oeuvres. Cooked shrimp or lump crab is a fine alternative to lobster.

  1. 3/4 pound cooked lobster meat, crabmeat or shrimp, coarsely chopped
  2. 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  3. 1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
  4. 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  5. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 12 mini brioche or Parker House rolls (about 2 1/2 inches)
  7. Snipped chives, for garnish
  1. In a food processor, combine the lobster with the mayonnaise, tarragon and lemon zest and pulse to a chunky paste. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Using a paring knife, cut a 1 1/2-inch-round plug out of the top of each roll, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around. Using a small spoon, carefully hollow out the rolls. Spoon the lobster filling into the rolls, garnish with the chives and serve.
Make Ahead The lobster salad can be refrigerated for up to 2 days. The mini lobster rolls can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 hours.

Suggested Pairing

Rich, tropical-fruited Chardonnay.