Everyone loves lobster especially when done on the barbecue. Use these tips and techniques to get great tasting lobster.
Lobster is a delicacy that you got try on the grill. Eating out and having lobster can become expensive. The cheaper option would be to prepare it yourself and grill it on the barbecue. Lobster is one of the quickest and easiest dishes to do on the barbecue, grilling time is normally 6 - 10 minutes.
Preparing - Grilling Lobster Tails
Try buying lobster the same do you are planning on preparing it. Leaving any type of seafood to freeze looses its taste. Never defrost lobster in the microwave, rather leave it in the refigerator to thaw out over night.
Before seasoning always clean it under a cold running tap and then pat dry with a paper towel.
If you are preparing lobster tail cut it in half, lengthwise. This makes it easier to grill. Season and grill the lobster on the open side of meat. Lobster just requires light flavours to bring out the natural flavour. Simple ingredients like garlic powder, salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Lightly oil the grill grid to prevent the lobster from sticking and pre-heat the grill to a medium heat. The great thing bout lobster is you can prepare whole lobster, lobster tail or split lobster.
Lobster cooks really quickly it is normally done between 6 - 10 minutes just depending on the heat of the grill and size of the lobster. Don't over cook it, when the inner meat is a mice white creamy colour it is done.
If the meat turns out tough, it means it was over cooked. Keep turning the lobster every two minutes to prevent it from burning and keep basting it with melted butter to keep it nice and moist.
When grilling lobster tail, grill it with the shells facing down. The juices collect in the shells and the meat cooks in its own juices making the it moist and succulent.
Once done let the juices settle for minutes and then serve. Once you have tried barbecue lobster you will be having it more and more.