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yomamak
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Grilling lobster tails
Never done it before but gonna try it today. From what I have read cut down the tail and put a skewer through the meat. Grill meat down for 5-6 minutes. Then turn over and baste with butter till done. Can anyone add some tips to this or do I have it down?


rodnreel
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I cut mine in half long ways. I then sort of filet or separate the meat from each side of shell but leave meat sitting in the shell. depending on how many lobster you have, melt 1 stick of butter and and juice from half of a fresh lemon. If you can get Ghee use it instead of butter.

place meat up on med/high grill and coat meat with butter/lemon mixture several times. Cook until any part of the shell becomes charred.

Flip over and cook meat side down for a minute or so, remove add more butter and eat. place butter/lemon in a small bowl next to each person so they can dip each bite. As an option if you have plenty of lemons slice thin and place on grill. when ready to flip meat side down place lobster on bed of lemon slices.

This post was edited on 7/4 at 10:32 am


AbitaFan08
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re: Grilling lobster tails
Don’t use just butter. Mix some melted butter, lemon juice, and chopped dill.


yomamak
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Of course I just didn’t type it all out


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Degas
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I then sort of filet or separate the meat from each side of shell but leave meat sitting in the shell. Flip over and cook meat side down
Doesn't it fall apart?


rodnreel
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Doesn't it fall apart?


No it comes out as one long piece per half if you cut it right. It looks like a big fat caterpillar. You have to combine cutting and scooping it out. When you flip it over it can fall out but I use tongs to prevent that.

The reason for cutting it out, it makes it much easier when it comes time to eat. If you don't it will be stuck to the shell and a pain to get it out with a fork.
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Degas
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I'm more of a flesh side down first kind of guy, getting a good sear on it, then flipping it over and adding ghee so that it sort of poaches in the half shell.


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windshieldman
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I'd like to try grilling lobster, I've never tried cooking that before. I don't even know how to do clams or mussels. I wanna learn how to crack an oyster also I know if can all be learned easily online but I just need to do it.


Junky
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From what I have read cut down the tail and put a skewer through the meat. Grill meat down for 5-6 minutes. Then turn over and baste with butter till done.


I've done this plenty of times. Probably overcooked it just as many times. Its fricking delicious though.


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Shockthamonkey
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Cut down the middle through the top of the shell. Pull the shell back coat the meat with olive oil, sprinkle on salt. Place on grill, top down and sear. Once the top is seared, flip it over and cook until done. Comes out perfect every time. Goes great with steak.


Mo Jeaux
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how to crack an oyster


You’re doing it wrong.


jmarto1
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Doesn't it fall apart?



You are just scoring it


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Dandy Lion
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Probably overcooked it just as many times.


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Dandy Lion
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Cut down the middle through the top of the shell. Pull the shell back coat the meat with olive oil, sprinkle on salt

Chopped parsley, too.

Wonderful.
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windshieldman
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You’re doing it wrong


Shuck, my bad.


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The Third Leg
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This is a good recipe for your next time if you do it again. I wouldn’t grill it meat side down over direct heat, do it indirect laying over the shell. Use a thermometer and pull it at 130.


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thadcastle
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Sous vide then sear. Trust me it comes out perfect.


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wutangfinancial
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Don’t use just butter. Mix some melted butter, lemon juice, and chopped dill.



I'd make a compound butter with teragon, garlic, salt and pepper. That herb is made for lobster tails.
This post was edited on 7/6 at 6:18 pm


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