Summer Grilling Series: How to Grill Lobster

Grilled lobsterGrilling season begins Memorial Day weekend, and what’s better to throw on the grill than some delicious lobster?

Grilled lobster is a summer classic, and we’re here to show you how to prepare it.

A simple recipe lets you prepare grilled lobster in 10 minutes. If using four whole lobsters, begin by combining a pound of good-quality butter with a half-cup of chopped basil or other herb, plus salt and pepper to taste. Chill the butter mixture for at least half an hour.

Then, split the lobsters in half lengthwise, cutting only through the meat and keeping the shell connected (the two halves of the lobster should remain slightly attached). Break off the claws and legs, crack with a knife handle, and grill on medium low, covered, for 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Next, brush the lobster bodies with oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill flesh-side down over medium for 7 to 8 minutes. Top the lobsters with the butter mixture and enjoy!

A few key tips to keep in mind when grilling lobster:

  • Use hard-shelled lobster. Soft-shelled, or “new shell” lobster won’t hold together as well on the grill.
  • Speaking of that grill, make sure to oil it or spray it well with cooking spray. Seafood meat tends to burn easily because it’s delicate. You don’t want your lobster burned or stuck to the grill.
  • Keep a close eye on the grill, and don’t step away for any reason until the lobster meat is opaque and the shells have turned a bright, red-orange color.
  • Get creative with your basting. Butter is often the base, but you can try different herbs and spices. You could even add tequila and lime!

Want to grill up some lobster this Memorial Day weekend? Cape Porpoise Lobster Co. offers top-quality, fresh Maine lobster tails that can be at your door in just 24 hours. We include free overnight shipping with every order. Call 1-800-967-4268 today and get grilling!