Grilling Lobster Tails with Tarragon-Wine Butter Sauce
I think some people shy away from grilling lobster tails because they think it's too difficult.
Actually, grilling lobster is probably one of the easiest things a person can cook, they just look difficult.
Just before grilling the lobster tails you'll split them open, butterfly them and squeeze a little fresh lemon juice and garlic over the meat.
Once they're on the heat they'll be grilled for 3 minutes meat side down, then just flip them over and baste the meat with a rich white wine-tarragon garlic butter sauce as they continue grilling.
It's that easy.
The classic pairing for grilled lobster tails is this traditional Filet Mignon Steak recipe but any grilled steak is the perfect companion to these famous tails.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Direct Heat: 500F
When melted, add the white wine, juice of 1/2 a lemon, garlic, tarragon, dijon mustard, salt and whisk to combine.
Heat to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat for several minutes.
Keep the sauce warm until ready to use, whisking occasionally to keep the ingredients blended.
Do not refreeze thawed lobster tails.
Place the thawed tails, hard shell side up, on a cutting board.
Cut the hard shell lengthwise just to the tail with a pair of kitchen shears or scissors.
Place a chef's knife in the cut you made and press down to split the tails.
Butterfly or open the shells to expose the lobster meat.
Squeeze 1/2 of the fresh lemon over the meat of each lobster tail.
Sprinkle some of the garlic powder over the lobster tails, about 1/4 tablespoon each tail.
Cover with plastic wrap and place them in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
When the grill reaches this cooking temperature place the lobster tails meat side down on the grates and close the lid for 3 minutes.
The shells should be turning red or have turned red.
Stir the basting sauce well. Baste the meat of each lobster tail with a couple tablespoons each of the tarragon-wine garlic butter sauce.
Expect some flare-ups as the excess butter sauce drips onto the burner.
Close the lid for 8 minutes.
Baste with a little of the garlic butter sauce and cover.
Serve the grilled lobster tails with the left over garlic butter sauce on the side.
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