Grilled Lobster

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 2-4
  • Ingredients

  • 2live lobsters, approximately 2 pounds each
  • 1/3 cupunsalted butter, melted,for dunking
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1lemon, quartered
  • Directions

  • In a large pot boil about 2 gallons of water.
  • Add one live lobster and cover.
  • Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Remove lobster with tongs and return water to boiling.
  • Add 2nd lobster.
  • Cook three minutes and remove with tongs.
  • Turn lobsters upside down and cut lengthwise from the tip of the tail through the head (you may need to usepoultry sheers to cut the tail portion of the shell).
  • Place lobster halves, shell side down, on a medium hot grill and baste with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Cover grill and cook for about 8-9 minutes or until the meat in the thickest part of the tail turns opaque.
  • Serve with melted butter in dunking bowls and lemon wedges.
  • Reviews

  • “we boiled some and grilled some….we enjoyed the grilled much more!”

  • “I asked the man at the supermarket to kill them and split them in half for me. That saved me a lot of time and effort. If you cut the head off, you have about 24 hours to cook them so don’t worry about them spoiling very quickly because the head is where the poison is. I just brushed them with some “Tarragon Garlic Butter” (another recipe from this site), sprinkled with salt and pepper and voila! Gourmet dinner with minimum effort. Also, I thought that the meat was much more tender than when I boil or steam lobsters. Thank you.”

  • “There is no need to cook lobsters live. Simply use a sharp knife and insert it swiftly and carefully into the lobster head, in the back behind the eyes. This will peirce the brain, killing the lobster instantly. Many fine restaurants prep in this way in order to avoid problems of cruelty”

  • “This was GREAT!I used sea salt and organic unsalted butter, it gave the lobster a nice sweetness.I will use this again!Thank you!”

  • “I like lobster with butter, but instead of lemon I use apple cider vinegar… I like it quite tangy, but you can add as much as you like until it is to your taste! Just make sure you mix it up well… I do add salt to the butter too.It gives the butter and any seafood a delicious flavor!”

  • “Was a little nervous useing a new recipie on 80 bucks worth of lobster, but this was sure worth it!!!! This will be how I cook lobster for now on. I think I will try it on crabs too.”

  • “Lobster perfection! We made these for lunch today. Boy what a treat! We did not salt and pepper it, but that is just personal taste. As far as the cooking method goes, the lobster meat was perfect! Thanks so much! We will use this one often!”

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