Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, lucky for me since I adore older men 😉 We had a low key celebration at home since we’ll really celebrate in Key West. Grilling for us is a year round sport, and we play it very well. Last night’s feast was grilled filets (marinated in soy sauce & garlic) and grilled lobster tails with garlic butter sauce. To top it off, we had a Biltmore Vanilla Bean Cheesecake- 2nd only to a real New York cheesecake – which I do not have access to since I live in LA (and by LA I mean Lancaster, SC- yes its a local thing).
Seafood for me is an acquired taste, I didn’t start eating shrimp, lobster, crab legs or scallops until I was an adult. Now I crave them every time I think of the beach- which is a lot since I was born on the equator between 2 oceans. I seriously think I am a mermaid. Little trip down memory lane, when my kids were little, they used to think when we said “lobster”, we were either saying “monster” or “mobster”, both of which were hilarious as we’d enter restaurants with lobster tanks on display- “Mama- look at the monsters!”
This is the easiest grilled lobster recipe I’ve found and they turn out perfect every time. Hope you enjoy it just as much as I do. I drool every time I scroll through my phone and see grilled lobster pics from celebrations gone by.
- Grilled Lobster- Snap Guide Grilled Lobster Tails by Tommy Pavlika
- 4 lobster tails (6-8oz)
- 1/4 stick butter
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 4 tsp lemon
- pinch Himalayan sea salt
- pinch cracked black pepper
- Heat your grill to medium heat.
- Use kitchen scissors to cut through each lobster shell. Slightly open each cut.
- Skewer each tail and set aside. This prevents the tails from curling up
- Melt butter, garlic, salt & pepper, lemon on stove or in the microwave- set aside.
- Grill on medium heat upside down for 7-8 minutes . DO NOT put tails over direct heat. Cook with lid closed.
- After flipping, baste the tails with lemon butter sauce. Be sure to get a lot of butter and garlic inside the open portion!
- Cook for 3-5 minutes with lid closed and be cautious of flame flare-ups. When the meat is opaque it is done.
- Remove tails from grill, baste one more time and cover with foil for 5-10 minutes before eating. ENJOY!