The wife's birthday is this month. I thought I would surprise her with
a lobster tail dinner. Did not get pictures of the whole dinner as the
camera batteries went dead. But I got the tail pictures.
No with lobster the thing is not to mess with it. I mean if you are
buying fresh lobster, frozen you can do anything you want to, but fresh lobster
tail needs nothing really done to it. I inject mine with seasalt water
(and I mean real seasalt water) this is strictly to keep the lobster tail
from drying out during the grilling process.
Having the grill ready is important, to do a lobster tail right you want one
very very hot grill. We are not cooking low and slow or anything remotely
close to a marinade cook. We are actually flash steaming to get the tail
done correctly. That takes BTUs.
The we lay the tails to the heat.
I always place mine top down first, I want steam and I want steam fast.
This acts like a bowl and allows the seasalt water to boil fast and flash off.
Then I turn them over with tongs and allow the steaming to finish. 13 to
The tails are complete. When properly cooked they should be very tender
and not chewy, chewy lobster is over cooked lobster. Most people have a
real problem pulling lobster off after a short time. Short time on high
heat is important.
The rest of the dinner was a butternut squash and apple soufflé, and Coleslaw
She loved it.