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Recipe: Grilled Rock Lobster

Grilling fresh seafood at your summer cookout is a great way to impress guests by offering healthier yet delicious alternatives to standard cookout foods such as hot dogs, burgers and steaks. Fresh lobster tails can be a refreshing treat for your grilling menu, and they are surprisingly quick and simple to prepare at home.
 
Try this flavorful Grilled Rock Lobster recipe courtesy of Red Lobster’s Senior Executive Chef Michael LaDuke.
 
Recipe: Grilled Rock Lobster
Serves 2
 
Ingredients:
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
½ cup olive oil
1 tbsp. lemon juice
2 10-ounce rock lobster tails, thawed
 
Preparation:
1. Split rock tails lengthwise with a large knife.
2. Mix seasoning with oil and lemon juice.
3. Brush meat side of tail with marinade.
4. Pre-heat grill and place rock tails meat side down and grill five to six minutes until well scored.
5. Turn over lobster and cook another six minutes, brushing often with remaining marinade.
6. Lobster is done when it is opaque and firm to the touch.
 
Chef’s Tip:
Serve with drawn butter and fresh lemon, or for an interesting twist, roasted garlic can be added to butter.
 
Wine suggestions:
Sauvignon Blanc,  Johannisberg Riesling
 
Chef’s Videos: Wood-Fire Grilling at Home
 
Wood Grilling Seafood at Home, Part 1
 
Wood Grilling Seafood at Home, Part 2

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