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Grilling Lobster Tails

11 August 2010 No Comment

Tailgating is one of the most wonderful ways to spend the day. Whether you’re outside the stadium of your favorite sports team or just spending the day at the beach and looking for a fantastic meal to go along with the sunshine, lobster tail on the grill is going to hit the spot for everyone.

Lobster tails cooked on the grill are nothing short of fantastic. When you grill lobster you give it a very unique flavor that is totally unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. It offers an entirely new flavor to lobster and once you’ve tried it you may never steam or broil your lobster again.

Although you can grill your lobster whole, it’s a great deal easier and faster to barbecue just the lobster tails. Prepping them before you leave home and carrying them with you in a cooler on a bed of ice makes them perfectly safe so long as the temperature remains cold until you lay them on the grill.

Lobster tails are fast and easy to prepare. The grilled lobster is a sure fire hit for your tailgating or even for a home barbecue party. With nominal prep time and only a 20 minute cooking time, you’re not looking at a difficult process. Your guests will be eating in no time so a long wait by impatient guests for the meal also isn’t something anyone will have to endure.

Four or five lobster tails, some clarified butter, salt and pepper and you’ve got the perfect meal. The lobster is tender, juicy and succulent, definitely faster and easier than you’ve ever prepared lobster before now.

You may use either a charcoal type or a gas grill to barbecue your lobster. You may get a little more flavor from the charcoal grill, depending on who you ask. Grilling the lobster has a few more possibilities to it than simple steaming too. You can, if you like, brush a little barbecue sauce or pepper sauce onto your lobster rather than the butter if you’re in the mood for trying something new.

You are going to need:

  • Lobster tails–it’s best to allow one for each diner
  • Several teaspoons of melted butter for each lobster tail that you are preparing
  • pre heated gas or charcoal grill
  • Grilling tongs
  • Brush or baster for adding the butter

1. Coat the Lobster tails with melted butter and if you like season them, though many people do not. Place the lobster tails on the preheated grill with the meat side facing upward.

2. Cook the lobster tail about five minutes on one side.

3. Brush the lobster tails with butter, turn to the other side, and cook an additional five to seven minutes with the meat side down

Watch them carefully as they are generally done very quickly. Serve them piping hot with a bowl of melted butter and perhaps a tossed salad and a loaf of crusty bread that you’ve also warmed on the grill.

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