This is hands down one of the best dishes I’ve ever made and it isn’t even difficult. I promise! I’m going to walk you through this. Don’t be scared.
I know lobster sounds expensive but just like everything else, it’s much less expensive to prepare at home. For this you’ll want to buy lobster tails, which are almost always rock lobster – my favorite! Rock lobster is abundant in the Caribbean during lobster season , which is why I decided to serve grilled lobster tails at my Disney Dinners: Pirates of the Caribbean party.
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To butterfly a lobster tail, hold the tail firmly in one hand and use kitchen shears to cut the shell straight down the back to nearly the tail. Using both hands, spread the lobster open. Rinse and pat dry with paper towel. Now, most people pop the meat of the shell but I think it’s perfectly lovely where it is right here. Simple season, drizzle with olive oil, and grill meat-size down for five minutes; flip, top with butter mixture (yes please!) and grill for another five minutes. I can hear Ina say, “How easy was that?”
Grilled Lobster Tails
4 lobster tails
Olive oil, salt
1 stick butter, softened
2 Tbsp chives
Zest of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced
- Combine butter, chives, lemon zest, and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Butterfly lobster by cutting straight down the top of the tail to the fin. Use a knife to slice the meat in half and gently spread the lobster open. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
- Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Grill lobster meat side down for 5 minutes. Flip, slather butter mixture evenly over lobster meat and grill for another 5 minutes. Serve with ginger lime beurre Blanc sauce.
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