Succulent Crustaceans from the Grill!
Cooking seafood on the grill is a great way to bring out its natural flavors, but many people are hesitant to attempt grilling this type of delicate meat. Although seafood, lobster in particular, seems best suited for an oven or stovetop, grilling this meat can yield amazingly delicious results. When the weather is right and you have a hankering for some ocean bound food, grilled lobster tails are just what the doctor ordered!
Ingredients for Grilled Lobster Tails with Herbed Butter
1 stick salted butter, softened
2 tbsp. chopped chives
1 tbsp. tarragon leaves (chopped)
1 minced garlic clove
Hot sauce (start with a dash and add to taste)
Ground black pepper to taste
(4) 7-oz. lobster tails
Salt to taste
4 metal skewers
Instructions for Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Butter
1. Preheat the grill for medium/high heat and prepare the grate for grilling.
2. Combine butter, tarragon, chives, garlic, black pepper, and hot sauce in a small mixing bowl. Blend thoroughly and cover with plastic wrap to be used later.
3. Use kitchen shears to butterfly tails. Make sure to do this on the soft underside of the shell. Next, make a cut in the middle of the meaty section of tail. Be careful not to cut all the way through the meat.
4. When lobster tails are prepared, insert each with a metal skewer so the tails stand upright.
5. Using the reserved mixture, brush each lobster tail with herb butter and salt them to taste.
6. Once the grill is preheated to the proper temperature, place lobster tails over heat directly on the grill grate cut side down cooking for approximately 5 minutes or until the shells become bright red in color.
7. Turn lobster tails over and generously season with the herbed butter. Reserve the remaining butter mixture for plating and grill for an additional 4 to 5 minutes until meat is white and opaque.
8. Take the lobster tails off the grill, garnish, and EAT!
Delicious seafood from the grill is a simple and quick way to please the shellfish lovers in your group. Grilling this sweet meat can add a unique and mouthwatering smoky flavor and when paired with homemade herbed butter, this meal will be a homerun. Greasy burgers and BBQ chicken are not the only thing the grill is good for – next time you or your group is in the mood for surf and turf, why not do both meats right on your grill!