Grilled whole lobster

Based on 13 ratings

Difficulty

Medium 👍
40
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-1+
lobster
4 tbsp butter (melted)
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp minced garlic (optional)
salt
pepper
ice bath
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • large saucepan
  • barbecue tongs
  • large bowl
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • brush
  • small bowl
  • grill or grill pan

Nutrition per serving

Cal
538
Protein
17g
Fat
52g
Carb
3g

Step 1/6

Parboil the lobster so you don’t end up with a nicely grilled outside and raw inside. Drop the Lobster in a pot of boiling water and cook for approx. 5 min.
  • 1 whole lobster
  • large saucepan

Parboil the lobster so you don’t end up with a nicely grilled outside and raw inside. Drop the Lobster in a pot of boiling water and cook for approx. 5 min.

Step 2/6

Now, remove the lobster and shock it in an ice bath to stop it from cooking any further.
  • ice bath
  • barbecue tongs
  • large bowl

Now, remove the lobster and shock it in an ice bath to stop it from cooking any further.

Step 3/6

Slice the lobster lengthwise all the way through into two halves. Clean out the tomalley (green stuff).
  • cutting board
  • knife

Slice the lobster lengthwise all the way through into two halves. Clean out the tomalley (green stuff).

Step 4/6

With the same knife, cut small slits in the claws to vent while cooking.
  • cutting board
  • knife

With the same knife, cut small slits in the claws to vent while cooking.

Step 5/6

Brush the exposed meat with a mixture of melted butter, lemon juice, a little salt and freshly grounded pepper, and, if you want, some minced garlic.
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • brush
  • small bowl

Brush the exposed meat with a mixture of melted butter, lemon juice, a little salt and freshly grounded pepper, and, if you want, some minced garlic.

Step 6/6

Clean and lightly oil the grill and get your coals at medium heat. Lay lobster with flesh side down and cook for about 5 min. Turn it over, brush more lemon butter and cook shell side down for another 5 min. When finished the meat should be firm and opaque all the way through. Serve with lemon butter.
  • barbecue tongs
  • grill or grill pan

Clean and lightly oil the grill and get your coals at medium heat. Lay lobster with flesh side down and cook for about 5 min. Turn it over, brush more lemon butter and cook shell side down for another 5 min. When finished the meat should be firm and opaque all the way through. Serve with lemon butter.