Grilled Lemon-Tarragon Lobster

Grilled Lemon-tarragon Lobster Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@lazyme5909

Traditional New England side dishes like boiled potatoes, corn on the cob and coleslaw are just right with this festive dish. If it's more convenient, thaw two frozen uncooked lobster tails (skip the parboiling). From Bon Appetit, August 1996.

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Serves:
2
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 stick
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    lemon peel, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    chives, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh tarragon, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2
    live maine lobsters, each about 1 1/2 pounds

How to Make Grilled Lemon-Tarragon Lobster

Step-by-Step

  1. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Stir butter lemon juice and lemon peel in heavy small saucepan over low heat until butter melts. Mix in chives and tarragon; season with salt and pepper. Set pan at edge of grill to keep sauce warm.
  2. Meanwhile, bring large pot of water to boil. Drop lobsters headfirst into water. Cover pot; boil lobsters 2 minutes. Transfer lobsters to work surface. Using heavy large knife or cleaver, split lobsters in half lengthwise. Scoop out and discard gray intestinal tract, gills and sand sac from head. Leave any red roe or green tomalley intact if desired. Crack claws. Brush cut side of lobsters with 1 tablespoon butter sauce.
  3. Grill lobsters, cut side down, 4 minutes. Turn again so that cut side is down and grill until lobster meat is just opaque but still juicy, about 2 minutes. Transfer lobsters to plates. Brush lightly with sauce. Serve, passing any remaining sauce separately.

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About Grilled Lemon-Tarragon Lobster

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American




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