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Air-Fried Maine Lobster Rolls


Total cook time Preparation Time: 15 minutes, Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes
Servings 4 rolls


Air Fried Lobster Rolls
Raw Maine Lobster tails to be cooked in air fryer


New England-style split-top hot dog rolls


Unsalted butter, melted


Olive oil


Old Bay® seasoning

1/2 TSP


1/4 TSP

Salt and black pepper

To taste

Fresh lettuce leaves

(optional, for garnish)

Lemon wedges

(for serving)

Garlic Aioli Sauce

1/2 CUP


2 cloves (minced)

Fresh lemon juice


Hot sauce

1/4 TSP

Dijon mustard

1/2 TSP

Salt and pepper

to taste


Step 1:

Prepare the Garlic Aioli Sauce.

Step 2:

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and hot sauce. Stir well to combine.

Step 3:

Season the garlic aioli sauce with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Cover and refrigerate the sauce until ready to use.

Step 4:

Prepare the Air-Fried Lobster Rolls.

Step 5:

Preheat your air fryer to 380°F (193°C).

Step 6:

Place lobster tails in the air fryer for about 5-7 minutes. Cook until the lobster is opaque and tender. Check it occasionally to avoid overcooking.

Step 7:

In a mixing bowl, combine Old Bay® seasoning, paprika, olive oil, salt and black pepper. Remove lobster meat from the shell and chop up the cooked lobster meat and gently toss to coat the lobster meat evenly with the seasonings. Drizzle a generous spoonful of the garlic aioli sauce and mix until coated.

Step 8:

Brush the outside of each hot dog roll with melted butter.

Step 9:

Place the buttered rolls in the air fryer basket, open side down. You may need to work in batches if your air fryer is small. Air fry the rolls for about 2-3 minutes or until they become slightly crispy and golden brown. Remove them from the air fryer and set aside.

Step 10:

Once the buttered rolls are done, you can assemble the lobster rolls. Place a fresh lettuce leaf (if using) inside each roll.

Step 11:

Lightly chop the lobster and spoon a generous amount of lobster into each hot dog roll.

Step 12:

Serve your air-fried lobster rolls with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy the delicious, crispy and flavorful lobster rolls with the creamy garlic aioli sauce.

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