The summer season is in full swing - the sun is shining, the water is warm, and there's a delicious smell of grilled lobster filling your senses. Summertime Grilled Lobster with Lime-Bay Butter brings a decadent texture with hints of lime and herbs that are a refreshing lift to the buttery richness. With your favorite beverage on hand, you're ready to enjoy this delicacy with all its buttery sweetness.

Cooking lobster on the grill adds depth of flavor and beautiful grill marks.  To prepare the lobsters for grilling, they are first parboiled to get things started. Prepare the lime-bay butter by melting butter in a saucepan with lime juice, a bay leaf, black pepper, and salt.  The lime juice and bay leaf lighten the rich butter while adding tasty zing and aromatics.  The lobsters are cut in half, brushed with the butter, and then grilled shell side down for about five to seven minutes until the flesh is firm and white. Serve with remaining butter sauce for a delightful meal by the pool. A word of caution: be sure to apply sunscreen since summer heat can turn you into a stuffed lobster!

Servings: 6

Summertime Grilled Lobster with Lime-Bay Butter Ingredients

  • 3 fresh lobsters
  • ½ c. butter
  • ¼ c. fresh lime juice
  • ½ tsp. Crushed Bay Leaf
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • Lime wedges (optional)
  • Bay leaves (optional)

Summertime Grilled Lobster with Lime-Bay Butter Directions

  1. Bring 3 inches of water in an 8-quart saucepan to boiling over high heat. Add lobsters to the pan, cover, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove lobsters from the 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, shell side down, over direct heat, and cook 5 to 7 minutes. Baste with butter throughout the cooking time, and remove the lobster as soon as the flesh turns firm and white. (If the tails begin to burn, remove from direct heat and finish over indirect heat.)
  4. Transfer lobsters to a serving plate and garnish with lime wedges and bay leaves if desired. Serve one-half lobster per person.

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July 07, 2021 — Jason Klein