Guest Blog from Kevin Fagan
Lobster, one of the premier delicacies of the sea, can make for a delicious meal on its own or be a great addition to other dishes, lobster mac n’ cheese anyone? While the most familiar method to cook lobster is boiling, other options add unique elements to the rich tastes and textures of this flavourful meat.
Lobster meals can be very delicious and healthy, but if you are not aware of different cooking methods, it can be intimidating to know where to start. The hard red shell and those massive claws! Regardless of how you cook lobster, you are sure to create a gourmet meal that will impress. Make sure to adhere to the cooking temperatures and times outlined in the recipe and your lobster should turn out juicy, succulent, and full of flavor.
We all know Rvers love to cook outside and grilled lobster is fast and easy. This technique presents a mouth-watering dish, even better when accompanied with lime butter. Below is a great recipe for creating a tasty grilled lobster dish.
Of course finding lobster can sometimes be tricky. While you might find them in the freezer section or at your grocery, we recommend live lobster for the most flavor. Even if you are not traveling along the east coast, you can still have fresh lobster wherever you camp!
Here are two of our favorite ways to prepare lobster for a delicious, sumptuous, and succulent dinner.
Broiled Lobster with Lemon Butter
4 Tablespoons Of Butter, Softened
2 Tablespoons Of Grated Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon Of Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Of Fresh Chopped Parsley
1/2 Teaspoon Of Cayenne Pepper
2 1 1/4 lb. Maine Cooked Lobsters
2 Tablespoon Oil
- Beat the butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, and cayenne pepper until blended.
- Split the lobsters in half, and remove the stomach and intestines.
- Spread the oil on the shells and meat. Broil until heated and turn at least once.
- Dot the lobster meat with the lemon butter before serving.
Grilled Lobster, anyone?
Compared to the traditional boiled lobster dinner, this Southwestern grilled lobster recipe will give your lobster meal a little zest with the subtle roasted red pepper and lime. We would suggest you get whole live lobsters for this grilled lobsters recipe. However, frozen lobster tails will work just as well, and you would not have to make a lot of effort with frozen tails.
4 lobsters (1—1 1/2 lb. each)
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 Tablespoons Oil
1 Cup Butter Softened
Juice and Zest of 2 limes
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
1/2 cup of Olive Oil
2 Chopped Garlic Cloves
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 Cup Chives, chopped
1/2 Cup Cilantro, chopped
Coarsely ground black pepper
Lemon wedges, as garnish
Note: For quicker preparation, substitute 6-7 oz. frozen lobster tails for live lobster.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and then plunge the lobster in for about five minutes to blanch. Remove the lobster and wait for it to cool so you can handle it.
- Cut the lobster in half lengthwise, remove the intestinal vein and rinse out, and crack claws.
- Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Brush red pepper with oil, place on a baking sheet, and roast for about 15 minutes. Remember to turn several times. Remove from the oven and let it cool down.
- Peel off pepper skin carefully, and remove seeds before chopping the pepper.
- Blend softened butter, red pepper, lime juice, and zest until smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Set aside at room temperature.
- Prepare marinade by combining olive oil, chives, black pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and cilantro.
- Brush thoroughly over the lobster and let it stand for about twenty minutes.
- Barbecue lobster flesh-side down until seared on medium heat. Turn, brush with red pepper butter, and cook shell-side down for another seven minutes. Let the lobster braise in its juices.
- Place Southwestern grilled lobsters on a large platter. Top with remaining red pepper butter, and then you can serve with lemon and lime wedges.
Most people only order lobster dishes in fancy restaurants. However, lobsters have superb texture and beautiful layers of flavor, and lobster dishes shouldn’t be reserved only for special occasions. Lobster is relatively quick and easy to cook and prepare, most can be prepared in under an hour.
Lobster can turn an everyday meal into a gourmet experience. Whether you’re on the go or parked at home, you can find a great, easy way to make something unique and more delicious.
Let us know below your favorite recipes or ways to eat lobster. Guest blog from Kevin Fagan of Lobsters Anywhere.c