Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Grilled Lobster Tails or is it Tales......

The world is my Lobster     
-Henry J Tillman

One of the most common questions people ask us at Ogunquit Beach Inn  is where to get the best lobster. My reply is: lobster can be served so many ways! Living in Ogunquit you learn to live with lobsters. They are everywhere: in the ocean, in restaurants and in a lot of dishes that people serve. From macaroni & cheese with lobster; to risotto with asparagus and lobster, and of course the magnificent lobster roll...We even have a five mile race on the beach called the Lobster Dash!
Lobster is truly king here in Ogunquit, and when people visit they want to sample this north Atlantic crustacean...

Another way to serve lobster is on the barbecue! With summer here, we like  to fire the grill up and throw the "catch" or "purchase" of the day on the grill!

 But remember, like steaks, lobster should not be overcooked!

This is what you'll need
-Six 6-7 oz. lobster tails
-Stick of butter
-Garlic clove
-Salt & pepper to taste
-Chopped Parsley

Cooking Instructions:

1. Defrost tails and par boil for no more than 3 minutes & cool.
Plunge tails into a bowl of cold water or ice to stop the cooking

2. Place tails shell side down on a cutting board and take a sharp
knife or a pair of kitchen shears and cut from one end to the other.
Be careful not to cut all the way through. To keep lobster tail from
curling during cooking, crack upper shell so tail is flat. Brush tails
with garlic butter (see below).

4. Grill tails on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on a clean, well oiled
grate to prevent sticking. Baste lobster meat with garlic butter.
Cooking lobster shell side down will keep the juices in the shell,
keeping the meat moist. Grill on the meat side for no more than a
minute. DO NOT overcook.

5. Garnish with parsley and serve with garlic butter and lemon wedges.
Garlic Butter: Melt the butter in a small dish in the microwave, or
warm in a small pan and remove from heat. Mince the garlic or use a
garlic press to mince the garlic and add to warm butter. Whisk one
tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice.

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Blogger Greg is innkeeper at Ogunquit Beach Inn.

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