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Recipe: Lobster Shack Roll



This time, the team at Lobster Shack shows us how to make their famous Lobster Shack Roll at home. It’s super easy to do a steamed lobster if you’re up for the challenge, steaming is very forgiving and it’s almost impossible to overcook it.




  • Steamed Lobster meat, roughly chopped (approx 100g per roll).
  • Aioli
  • shredded lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • shredded cheese
  • 1 brioche roll
  • Parsley, finely chopped to sprinkle




Steaming the Lobster:

  1. Add 2 inches of salted water to a large stock pot. Choose a pot large enough to hold the lobster/s comfortably.
  2. Set steaming rack inside the pot, cover and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
  3. Add the live lobster/s, cover pot, and start timing. Cook according to the time and weight listed below.
  4. Halfway through, lift the lid and shift the lobster around so it cooks evenly.
  5. After cooking, leave it to cool without rinsing it.

Cooking times: 

  • 400 gr = 10-12 minutes.
  • 500 gr = 12-14 minutes.
  • 600+ gr = 14-17 minutes.

Like most seafood, it’s always better to undercook lobsters a little bit as it will continue to cook once removed from the heat.


Making the Roll:

  1. Pre heat lobster meat into grill for 2 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut a long roll in the middle and put aioli sauce, shredded lettuce and sliced of half tomato inside.
  3. Place lobster meat and a pinch of cheese on the top of the roll.
  4. Grill it for more 2 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle fine chopping parsley on the top.
  6. Served with Cross Trax potato and Tomato sauce.