When I talk about eating lobster with friends, I get two immediate negative responses: they are expensive, and they take effort to eat. What everyone does agree with is how good they are. While the critiques may be valid, let’s take them away and better yet, take our lobster to the grill.
The easiest way to make lobster more affordable is by just buying the tail. These will almost always be frozen and are roughly the price of a good steak. Plus, the tail is all meat, so there is much less to worry about in terms of preparation.
While I agree it can be finicky trying to snatch lobster meat from a claw with butter drenched hands and an appetite clamoring for more, I’ve found it best to do all of my shell prep before grilling. By working with just the tail, a pair of kitchen shears can cut the tail several different ways allowing dinner guests to immediately feast with only a knife and fork.
Lobster meat is rich and decadent and introducing the grill to the cooking process adds even more flavor. Grilled lobster meat is some of the best I’ve ever had, so much so I don’t always wait for a special occasion to enjoy them. Thinking of something different this holiday season, then I encourage you to check out this delightful grilled lobster tail recipe from Jamie Purviance.
Your Must Have
Know when your lobster tails are done with a good thermometer. The Snapcheck thermometer will give you an accurate reading within 3 seconds or consider the app-connected iGrill thermometer line.
Turn lobster tails, move large roasts, or even rearrange charcoal with the greatest of ease with these tongs.
3. Basting Brush
Baste the lobster tails with butter throughout the cook for extra flavor!
Let your imagination and grilling possibilities run wild with the disposable Bamboo Skewers.
5. Weber Wine Glasses
A fun and sophisticated addition to your New Year's Eve table. The Weber Stemless Wine Glasses come in a set of two, with etched kettles on each glass.