Grilled Summer Lobster

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“I just ran across this recipe again when cleaning out some of my stored recipes. It's been a long time since I've made this, but my note on the recipe said that it was great. The times are approximate. The Chipotle Lime Oil makes about 2/3 cup and the Ginger-Green Onion Butter makes about 1/2 cup.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the 2 sauces first and set aside; they can be made 2 hours in advance.
  2. Chipotle Lime Oil: (makes about 2/3 cup).
  3. Cook oil and garlic in heavy small sauce-pan over medium-low heat until garlic begins to brown, about 8 minutes.
  4. Carefully mix in next 4 ingredients.
  5. Stir until salt dissolves. Remove from heat. (Can be made 2 hours ahead.)
  6. Mix in cilantro.
  7. Ginger-Green Onions Butter: (makes about 1/2 cup).
  8. Cook oil and ginger in small saucepan over medium-low heat 2 minutes.
  9. Carefully add wine; simmer until reduced by half.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Add green onions and butter.
  12. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 hours ahead.).
  13. Lobster:.
  14. Drop 1 lobster, head first, into large pot of boiling water.
  15. Cover; cook 3 minutes (lobster will not be fully cooked).
  16. Using tongs, transfer lobster to baking sheet.
  17. Return water to boil.
  18. Repeat with second lobster.
  19. Transfer 1 lobster, shell side down, to work surface.
  20. Place tip of large knife into center of lobster.
  21. Cut lobster lengthwise in half from center to end of head (knife may not cut through shell), then cut in half from center to end of tail.
  22. Use poultry shears to cut through shell.
  23. Repeat with second lobster.
  24. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  25. Keeping lobster halves meat side up, brush shells with olive oil.
  26. Place halves, meat side up, on barbecue.
  27. Brush meat with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  28. Place pans with sauces at edge of barbecue to rewarm.
  29. Cover barbecue; grill lobsters until just opaque in thickest portion of tail, 7 to 9 minutes.
  30. Serve, passing warm sauces separately.

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