Sunday, 10 November 2013

BBQ Lobster Confession

Lobster, cooked lobster, nova scotia lobster, lobster feast
I have a Pinterest board for my Sandy Lane Vacation Rentals business, with various Nova Scotia inspired boards: things like seafood recipes, lighthouses, beaches, vacation ideas, art and culture - you get the idea.  

The most popular pin I have is for a recipe for Barbecued Lobster.   I put on a while ago after finding it at this web site.  I think the pin has been re pinned over 100 times!

Well I have to confess - I have never actually made the recipe.  We had relatives visiting so, we decided to go ahead and give this method a try. In case you want to give it a go - here it is: 

The original picture
Barbecued Lobster


Medium size lobsters; butter; Lemon; Salt and pepper

Select live lobsters that weigh between 1-1/2 and 2 pounds. 

In a large pot, bring about two gallons of salted water to a boil. Parboil two lobsters at a time in a covered pot for five to seven minutes.

Fresh from the pot

Remove lobsters from the cooking pot, turn them upside down on a cutting board, and slice them in half lengthwise from the tail to the top of the head. Use a sharp knife to split the claws only on the side that will be turned up on the grill. 
Cut lobster - we washed away the green yucky bits

Place each half lobster, shell side down, on a grill that has been pre-heated to medium temperature.  We had a procedure adjustment here and grilled them meat side down to begin with.
On the grill
Baste the exposed lobster meat with melted butter or oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. For added flavor, use seasoned oils, or add garlic, herbs and spices or lemon or lime juice to the butter.

Cover lobsters with a metal pie plate or a shallow roasting pan to ensure quick and even cooking. Remove the cover periodically to baste the lobsters and to check cooking progress.

Grill lobsters for about 10 minutes. Be sure to check the meat at the thickest part of the tail in order to determine that lobsters are completely cooked. When the meat is white and opaque, your grilled lobsters are ready to eat.

Serve grilled lobster with melted drawn butter and a slice of lemon.
The finished dinner

My picture is not as pretty as the recipie picture above.  I was distracted by the promise of lobster and forgot to take my "beauty shot".  So this picture is an "action shot" of lobster on plate.  The lobster was Delicious!   I really liked it.  I loved that there was NO water on the plate after serving them.  It  seems as though it does not matter just how much you drain boiled / steamed lobster that there is ALWAYS water on the plate.  Gross.  My boys preferred it the "old fashioned way" - their words not mine.

Bon appetite!

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