Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower; Food Styling: Mary Claire Britton  
Active Time
1 Hour
Total Time
1 Hour
Serves 4

Classic burger joint, meet New England-style seafood shack. Pile creamy lobster salad on top of thick-cut bacon, a few slices of Vermont cheddar, and a juicy sirloin patty. The final touch? A kaiser roll for the ideal surf-and-turf experience.

Pair with: Allagash Brewing Company White. Think of this light, orange peel–infused witbier as having the same effect of squeezing bright citrus over shellfish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare the lobster salad: Combine all lobster salad ingredients in a bowl, and stir to mix well. Chill until ready to use.

Step 2

Prepare the burgers: Combine beef, salt, and pepper. Form into 4 (1/3-inch-thick) patties.

Step 3

Preheat grill to high (450°F to 500°F). Place burgers on oiled grates, and grill, uncovered, 2 minutes. Turn; top each with 1 cheese slice, and grill until cheese starts to melt, about 2 minutes.

Step 4

Place a lettuce leaf on each bottom roll half. Top with burger, lobster salad, bacon, and top halves of rolls.