Grilled Lobster with Lime-Bay butter

These lobsters are first parboiled, then finished on the grill for a no-fuss but special treat.

  • Three 1 1/2-pound fresh lobsters
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Bay leaves (optional)

1. Bring 3 inches of water in an 8-quart saucepan to boiling over high heat. Add lobsters to the pan, cover, and cook 10 minutes. Remove lobsters from saucepan and let cool.

2. Heat grill to medium heat. In a 1-quart saucepan, heat butter, lime juice, bay leaf, black pepper, and salt over low heat for 10 minutes.

3. When lobsters are cool to the touch, cut in half lengthwise and brush cut side with lime-bay butter. Place lobsters, cut-side down, on the grill about 4 inches from heat source. Cook 5 minutes. Carefully turn lobsters over, brush with butter, and continue grilling until lobster meat is cooked through about 5 minutes longer.

4. Transfer lobsters to a serving plate and garnish with lime wedges and bay leaves, if desired. Serve one-half lobster per person.

Nutrition information per serving: 291 calories, 32 g protein, 17 g fat, 2 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 728 mg sodium, 203 mg cholesterol

Servings per Recipe: 6

Nantucket Holiday

Photograph by Keith Scott Morton



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