Heavenly Lobster Salad Sandwiches with Tarragon

lobster sandwich recipe

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These hearty lobster salad sandwiches make a generous lunch for two people, especially when served with pickles and potato chips on the side.

Fans of lobster will love these rich lobster salad buns, especially with the crunchy green onions, crisp lettuce, aromatic tarragon and gently toasted bread.

Buy ready-cooked lobster meat if you are unfamiliar with cooking live lobsters. You can pick all the meat from the lobster carcass if you are using fresh ones though, and add it to the meat or freeze the carcass for making broth or soup at a later date.

If you don’t have fresh tarragon, don’t replace it with dried tarragon because it won’t taste the same or do anything for the recipe. If this is the case, just leave it out altogether.

You could add a little finely chopped cilantro or parsley instead but that is your choice.

This lobster seafood salad recipe is wonderful served on toasted buns or sourdough bread or you could serve it on a pile of lettuce leaves instead, to make a simple salad rather than sandwiches.

Lobster isn’t the cheapest type of seafood you can get but sometimes it is nice to spoil yourself by enjoying wonderful meals like this lobster salad sandwiches recipe.


  • ½ lb (225g) cooked lobster meat or 2½ lbs (1.1kg) live lobster
  • ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ peeled, seeded, finely chopped cucumber
  • 2 thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 big, soft burger buns, brioche buns or 4 thick toasted sourdough slices
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 4 big lettuce leaves
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Lemon slices, for garnish


  1. Boil or steam the lobsters, if you are using live ones, then let them cool at room temperature.
  2. Crack them open with a cleaver and remove the meat from the tails, knuckles and claws.
  3. Remove the intestines from the tails and the cartilage from the claws.
  4. Cut the lobster meat into ½-inch (1¼ cm) chunks.
  5. Put the cucumber in a colander and leave for 5 minutes so the excess water can drain away.
  6. Toss the lobster chunks with the cucumber, tarragon and mayonnaise.
  7. Add the green onions and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for about 45 minutes.
  9. Preheat a big skillet over a low to medium heat.
  10. Split the buns and butter both cut sides. Cook for 2 minutes in the dry skillet or until golden brown.
  11. Turn them over and toast the other side. You can use a broiler instead of a skillet if you prefer.
  12. Fill the buns with the chilled salad, adding a couple of lettuce leaves before you add the salad on top.
  13. Serve garnished with lemon slices.


  • This is a very simple idea for a sandwich recipe if you think about it – seafood plus mayonnaise. But the end result of this amazing combination will reassure you that lobster doesn’t need a lot of additions. Not all seafood salad recipes are tricky to put together.
  • The pure taste of fresh lobster is usually enough on its own but adding some creamy mayonnaise, a little tarragon, and some salt and pepper makes a truly magnificent lobster salad recipe.
  • Whether you choose to serve this lobster salad on toasted buns or bread or heap it on to a pile of crisp lettuce leaves is up to you. But if you are a fan of lobster salad you’re sure to enjoy this flavorful alternative just as much as crab salads.

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