Celebrate summer with the best lobster rolls ever from Maine and Connecticut

Chef Bill Telepan of Oceana restaurant in New York City is stopping by TODAY to share a few of his favorite lobster-filled recipes for summer.

How to make the perfect summer lobster roll

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He shows us how to make a classic Maine-style creamy lobster roll, a buttery Connecticut-style lobster roll and a slightly spicy, crunchy coleslaw to serve alongside.

Maine-Style Lobster Roll
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Maine-Style Lobster Roll

Bill Telepan

“This lobster roll reminds me of the very first one I ever tasted out on Long Island, New York,” said Telepan. “Ever since that moment, the Maine-style lobster roll has served as the benchmark for all other varieties I’ve encountered. There’s something so perfect and comforting about the creamy lobster salad with the warm, lightly toasted bun.”

Connecticut-Style Lobster Rolls
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Connecticut-Style Lobster Rolls

Bill Telepan

“Lobster and butter is, of course, such a classic combo. The Connecticut-style lobster roll really hones in on these flavor profiles, turning a typically upscale entrre into something casual and perfect for a summer picnic.”

Spicy Coleslaw with Jalapeno
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Spicy Coleslaw with Jalapeno

Bill Telepan

“This is my go-to coleslaw recipe for the summertime since it’s so light and a bit healthier than the usual mayo-based versions. By combining jalapeños with lime juice, there’s a real kick that serves as a punch of flavor rather than an overpowering spice.”

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