Grilled Spiny Lobster Tail

For the traditionalist, lobster is always best when cooked by grill.


Grilled Spiny Lobster Tail

Yields 4 servings

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt to taste
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 whole spiny lobster, split in half lengthwise

Grilled Lobster - Florida spiny lobster recipes - Chef Justin Timineri Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services


Combine first 6 ingredients in processor and blend until almost smooth. Spread 1 heaping teaspoon seasoned butter over each lobster tail. In a small saucepan melt remaining seasoned butter; keep warm. Grill lobster tails, shell side down, 6 minutes. Turn over and grill until meat is just opaque in center, about 2 minutes. Serve with melted butter.


Nutritional Value Per Serving

Calories 210, Calories From Fat 30, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fatty Acid 0, Cholesterol 285mg, Total Carbohydrates 3g, Protein 43g, Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.45g


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