Lobster tails are delicious, but only when cooked well. It is fairly easy to cook or to grill lobster tails. There aren’t many ways you can cook lobster tails on the grill. Hence, you will not get confused and you wouldn’t have to make a hard choice between several popular methods. However, there can be many types of recipes and which specific delicacy you would prefer will be completely your call.
What You Need
The total time you would require to cook lobster tails on the grill would be twenty minutes – ten minutes to prepare and ten minutes to cook, i.e., if you have everything ready. To have everything at your fingertips, have a stick of salted butter which should not be icy cold (it should be at about room temperature), two teaspoons of chopped chives, one teaspoon of chopped tarragon leaves, minced garlic (of one clove), dash hot sauce, ground black pepper (ideally freshly ground), olive oil (or oil of your choice), kosher salt, lemon wedges (this would be used for garnishing and you can leave it out if you don’t like the citrus taste), chive sprigs and lobster tails. The quantities of ingredients mentioned here are good for about four lobster tails weighing six to seven ounces. Then you would albeit need the grill and four metal skewers. You can use one metal skewer for more than one lobster tail but ideally you should use only one skewer for one tail.
Cooking Lobster Tails On The Grill
Step 1 : Begin with a preheated grill. It should be medium to high heat. If you have a very large grill, then you must bring together the coal or wood at one place. Lobster tails are small and it is unnecessary to have coal or wood spread out across the grill when you would need only a small area. This problem would not pop up if you have a very small grill.
Step 2: Take a bowl and put in the butter, tarragon leaves, hot sauce, chives, minced garlic and black pepper. Take a spatula, ideally one made of rubber, and blend the ingredients. Once thoroughly blended, cover the whole mix with a plastic wrap. Keep it aside but don’t refrigerate it. Don’t heat it either.
Step 3: Take your shears (you must have one in the kitchen) and cut the lobster tails right through the middle of the softer side. If you look at the underside of the lobster tail shell, you would find it soft and this is where you would have to cut right through. Once done, take your metal skewers and place one lobster tail in each. Coat the lobster tails with the oil and salt.
Step 4: Now place the lobster tails on the grill with the cut side down. Cook for five minutes over medium high heat and you would notice the shells have become a little brighter. Turn over the tails and add the butter mix (which you have prepared already) to the meat. Grill again for about four minutes and this will be enough to get that opaque white color of the lobster meat that everyone loves.