Grilled PEI Lobster Tails with Garlic-Lime Butter

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 each Raw PEI Lobster Tails*
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 each Roasted Jalapeno, peeled, seeded & chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives, chopped
  • 1 each Lime, zested (reserve lime juice)
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika
  • Black Pepper, to taste

Directions:

Garlic-Lime Butter

Combine all ingredients and mix well until combined.

Chef’s Tip: If preparing ahead – place flavoured butter onto a piece of plastic wrap and roll into a log. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.

Directions

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Cut lobster tails in half lengthwise and devein.

Cut garlic-lime butter into thin rounds.

Place lobster tails on hot grill (shell side down); top lobster tails with butter slices; cook for 4-5 minutes or until lobster meat is cooked through.

Squeeze reserved lime juice over lobster tails.

Remove from grill and serve hot with grilled limes and your favourite salad, potato salad or grilled vegetables.

Chef’s Tip: If using frozen, raw lobster tails, place package into a bowl and thaw in the refrigerator overnight or thaw under cold running water and use immediately*

For a spicier lobster tail, try chili peppers or add cayenne pepper to the butter mixture.

Do You Know Lobster?

A freshly laid lobster egg is the size of the head of a pin (1/16").

True – Lobster Eggs Are Tiny

Lobster eggs are indeed about the size of the head of a pin. A female lobster carries about 8000 eggs inside for 9-12 months, then another 9-12 months under her tail. Fishers have to return lobsters to the water that have visible eggs under their tail as part of fishery conservation methods.