Grilled Rock Lobster Tails
This week on the Bonaventure blog we are going to be exploring the world of seafood but this time on a more gourmet level. Lobster has always been the gold standard when it comes to seafood and any seafood lover will tell you that while Lobster can be a little pricier than shrimp, it is completely worth it.
So why are we talking about Lobster tails you might ask? Well, Bonaventure is proud to announce that our newest product being added to our store and just in the knick of time for BBQ season is frozen Rock Lobster tails! Pair these amazing and gorgeous tails with our famous Back Ribs and we promise surf n’ turf will never be the same again!
Now let’s get into some fun. While the weather is a little unpredictable and the latest forecast has brought snow with it hopefully for the last time, it is still however the beginning of BBQ season (we hope). So, without further to do let’s go through a quick recipe for grilling Lobster tails.
Let’s look at what you’ll need:
- 2 rock Lobster tails. (8 - 10 ounce tails are perfect as a main dish, smaller such as 4oz tails would be best for surf n’ turf dinners or as an appetizer).
- ⅛ tsp of garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp of ground pepper
- 1 tsp of paprika
- 1 tsp of salt
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
Let’s begin by making the marinade by getting out a large bowl and pouring in your lemon juice. Once you have placed your lemon juice in the large bowl, slowly whisk in your olive oil, then add in your garlic powder, ground pepper, paprika and salt. Once again, whisk this mixture together.
Next up, you are going to need a pair of kitchen scissors or a large knife. There are two ways that you can prepare your lobster tails for cooking: the first option is that you can use a large knife to simply split your tails completely in half, lengthwise and then brush your marinade on to the flesh. The second option is that you can use a pair of kitchen scissors to open the underside of the tail and therefore, keeping your tail as one solid piece rather than splitting it into two pieces.
Once you have brushed each of your Lobster tails with your marinade, cover them and let them sit on the fridge for at least 10 - 20 minutes before placing them on the grill.
Lastly, preheat your grill on Medium heat for about 5 minutes and then place your tails directly on the grill, flesh side down. Cook for 10 - 12 minutes and turn them over at about half way through the cook time. Keep in mind that lobster is cooked when the meat is opaque in colour and the shell turns red in colour.
Since this is a new product, we are all eagerly waiting for your feedback so let us know how your experience cooking your tails off went over on the Bonaventure Facebook page! Whether you are an experienced lobster tail chef or someone who is just getting into grill season for the first time, these tails are a great place to start and just like many other seafood products, they can be really simple to cook as long as you just take your time and can be very impressive when served to your loved ones.