Grilled Lobster Tails

Grilled Lobster Tails

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Like most recipes, many cooks have their own favorite way to serve lobster... I feel they taste best simply prepared, with a virtually "pure" taste and taste OK with some lemon and butter on the side. This recipe strongly suggests parboiling them before grilling, especially if the lobster tails are frozen.

"Just got back from Belize where lobsters are plentiful and cheap. About $7.50(US) each in many beachside restaurants. "


Ingredients

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4 6-oz Lobster tails; (up to 7 oz each)
5 tablespoons Butter
2 medium Lemons
4 Wooden or metal skewers

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

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Preparation

In advance: If lobster tails are frozen, put them in the fridge in a ziploc bag on a plate at least the night before, or, if necessary, soak them in cold water to return them to a thawed state before starting the recipe below.

Bring grill to medium-high heat.

Run a wooden or metal skewer through the tails (toward the red shell side) for support, to prevent them from curling. Then, I strongly recommend parboiling them before grilling. Get one large stockpot of water to full boil, then turn it down to a gentle boil. Plunge lobster tails into water and gently boil them for about 2 minutes.

Remove them from boiling water. Place them on a cutting board, shell side (i.e., red-side) down, and slice lengthwise through the softer (whiter) shell, lengthwise, the full cut.

Place butter in, and squeeze lemon juice directly in the shells.

Then place them on the grill, red shell side down. Grill, covered, for 2-3 minutes more. Serve with lemon wedges and melted butter.

Consider pairing with any combination of these choices: asparagus, grilled onions, grilled portabella mushrooms, grilled zucchini, crisp and cool white wine, broccolini, corn, broccoli, rice, and roasted red bliss potatoes.

Notes

Lobster tails are a delicious, albeit an expensive, treat. They can be served in a formal or informal setting.

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Turned out perfect. Very easy and quick
tamdabombmom 1 year ago

Very easy and very tasty.
rotts4me 2 years ago

Easy prep & great taste!
juangomez 3 years ago

Easy and very tasty
OzRogue 5 years ago

Just got back from Belize where lobsters are plentiful and cheap. About $7.50(US) each in many beachside restaurants.
promfh 9 years ago

Lobster tails are a delicious, albeit expensive, treat. They can be served in a formal or informal setting.
stevemur 10 years ago

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stevemur 10 years ago

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