Thursday, October 7, 2010

you too can make grilled lobster tails...

seriously. it's SO easy.

i buy lobster tails when they are on sale and freeze them (note: crustacean are the only seafood i will buy/eat frozen). these are rock lobster tails, but i think any will do. i've made all kinds of lobster tails, and they all taste the same to me.

lobster prep: after thawing (i run cold water over them in a strainer) butterfly each tail by using kitchen shears to cut lengthwise down the middle of each side of the shell.
cut down scaled side

cut down feet side

after cutting, you will want to gently pull them apart to expose the meat.
scale side
feet side

lay prepared lobster tails in baking pan for marinating; pour SOME marinade over each tail and let sit for about 10 minutes (in or out of fridge, whatev). keep the rest of the marinade for the grill.

i bet you want the marinade recipe, huh? oh, ok.......

whisk together the following: (these are approximate. i add til i like the taste)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice (i use fresh)
however much chopped fresh garlic you fancy
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
a few squirts of honey-maybe 3 tbsp (i add honey to like, everything)


pre oil grill grate 
pre heat grill to med-high.
place lobster tails feet down on grill. squirt some marinade on meat, close cover and grill for about 7 minutes.

after 7 minutes or so, the tails should be turning red. flip them over and squirt more marinade over. grill for an additional 3 minutes or so.

the lobster tails are done when flesh is opaque and scales are bright red.

voila! THAT easy!

on the side, i steamed some broccoli and grilled some potatoes. these potatoes are one of the first things i ever learned how to make. i have to say, i make them A LOT. probably more than i should, but they are simple and quite good. you can make them however you want, here's what i do:

quarter about 8 redskin potatoes
chop 1/2 red onion
put in bowl and add:
my favorite spice mix miracle blend
my favorite italian herb blend
chopped garlic
a bit of olive oil.. 2 tbsp maybe, NOT TOO MUCH.

mix together with your hands
pour potatoes onto foil sheet
then, use the foil to make a tent and roll up the ends to trap the steam:

place on grill over medium heat about 15 minutes before putting lobster on. potatoes take a total of 20-25 minutes to be done.

and again....




Erin said...

1) i love how the lobster changes color when it's cooked.
2) i think for christmas, you should get me some of your favorite spice blends.

Kyrstin S. said...

Those potatoes look awesome! I've never really had lobster, so I'm not about making those... but those potatoes... YUM!