Lobster Burger Recipe

Summer is in full swing, and if you are craving something refreshing and delicious, we suggest that you head to your nearest Whole Foods and get the fixings together for a lobster burger. Yes, you read that right!

Where’s the fun in eating another chicken or beef burger when you have the option to get some white, prime meat that will taste divine sautéed in butter and combined with mayonnaise. If we sound a little too excited, don’t mind us because that’s just the elite meat talking. Lobster does that to you.

The buttery brown bits, the crunch of the bacon, the intense garlic flavor of aioli – are you salivating yet? We did say that this isn’t an ordinary burger, didn’t we? Lobster meat is quite delicate, so you need to be careful with the spices you add to it when forming the patty. You don’t want to overpower the taste. So, a pinch of salt and pepper, cayenne, and some Panko will do.

There are two ways to make a lobster burger. We know how expensive this meat can be, and if you have a whole family to feed, we recommend adding a few chopped shrimps to the patty. Do not attempt to cook this burger on the grill because it will fall apart. Better use a cast-iron skillet, so the patty doesn’t get stuck.

Lobster Burger Recipe

We have talked extensively about how this burger will turn out to be and its taste. Now, let’s look at the ingredients you need to buy and the instructions you need to follow:

Summer Salsa Lobster Burger

Feast on a delicious burger by following a simple recipe. These lobster burgers with butter lemon aioli and sweet Thai chili sauce are to die for, and we do mean that literally! We are exaggerating a bit, but this burger gives you the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and buttery goodness.

The salsa is a worthy topping, and that little squeeze of lemon juice will awaken your taste buds. A burger is only as good as its patty and bun. We have covered the former, and as for the latter, a brioche bun is the ONLY choice. Don’t forget to set aside some aioli for the crispy baked fries and… oh, watermelon lemonade.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour

Servings: 4


  • Fresh Lobster Meat: 1 Pound (4 Tails)
  • Panko Bread Crumbs: 1/3 Cup
  • Gruyere Cheese (Shredded): ¼ Cup
  • Lemon Zest: 1 Teaspoon
  • Cayenne Pepper: ½ Teaspoon
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Butter: 2 Tablespoons
  • Avocado: 1
  • Brioche Buns: 4
  • Bacon (Thinly Sliced): 8 Strips

Butter Lemon Aioli

  • Butter: 2 Tablespoons
  • Mayo: ½ Cup
  • Lemon Juice: 1 Tablespoon
  • Sweet Thai Chili Sauce: 2 Tablespoons
  • Small Garlic (Minced): 1
  • Pinch of Cayenne
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Peach + Basil Corn Salsa

  • Grilled Corn: 1
  • Peach (Finely Chopped): 1
  • Fresh Basil (Chopped): ¼ Cup
  • Jalapeño (Chopped): 1
  • Lemon Juice: 2 Tablespoons
  • Pinch of Salt


Prepare the Meat

Add lobster meat to a grinder and pulse until it is minced. If you are good with a knife and like your patty a bit chunky, finely chop the lobster.

Make the Patty

Place the chopped meat in a bowl and add salt and pepper, cayenne, lemon zest, gruyere, and Panko bread crumbs. Combine the ingredients with a spoon and form 4 equally-sized patties. Cover them with a buttered sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Make the Salsa and Aioli

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter turns brown and foamy, whisk the bits and remove the pan from heat. Add sweet Thai chili sauce, mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and cayenne to a bowl. Mix thoroughly, and then add the brown butter bits into it. Whisk for 2 minutes and place the bowl in the fridge.

Place the corn with the covering on the grill and put down the lid. Let the corn sit for 20 minutes, turning them every 5 minutes. Use a knife to remove the kernels and place them in a bow. Add in chopped jalapeño, basil, and peach, along with salt and lemon juice. Give the ingredients a good toss and refrigerate.

Cook the Patty

Add butter to the skillet and place your patties in it. Cook them for 5 minutes on each side. Be gentle when you flip the patties, or they might break. Remove the patties and add in the bacon strips, cooking for 3 minutes on each side.

Assemble the Burger

Cut your brioche buns in half and toast them. Spread aioli on one half and place a patty on it. Top it with bacon and sliced avocado. Place a tablespoon of salsa on top and finally the top bun.

Dive in!

Lobster Shrimp Burger

As we said, there are two ways to make a lobster burger. This recipe uses lobster meat, shrimp meat, and lobster claws. You are probably wondering what that third ingredient is doing in there, right? Well, if you like cracking your lobster, whether you are eating it whole or as a burger, add a few claws between the bun and the patty.

This lobster burger is as basic as they come, so when we say you will taste the white meat fully, we mean it!

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 4


  • Lobster Meat: ½ Pound
  • Lobster Claws: 8
  • Chopped Shrimp:1 Pound
  • Cubed Butter: 8 Tablespoons
  • Lemon Zest: 2 Tablespoons
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • Brioche Bun: 4
  • Fresh Mozzarella (Grated)
  • Mayonnaise: 2 Tablespoons


Prepare the Meat

Add lobster and shrimp meat, lemon zest, and salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Make the Lobster Claws

In a pot, boil water and add the lobster claws. After 12 minutes, place the lobster claws in a frying pan and add butter, lemon slices, and basil. Sauté the claws for 3 minutes and then remove from heat.

Make the Patty

Make four equally-sized patties and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Add butter to a frying pan and place the patties in it. Cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side.

Assemble the Burger

Cut your brioche buns in half and toast them. Spread mayo on one half and place a patty on it. Top it with fresh mozzarella while the patty is hot, and follow that with lobster claws. If the mozzarella does not melt, fire up the grill and place them on it for 2 minutes.

Final Thoughts

And that’s how you make a lobster burger! Even thinking about it makes you want to whip up one right now, doesn’t it? Well, what are you waiting for then? You will have most of the small ingredients in your pantry. Just buy some fresh lobster, and you are good to go.