Grilled lobster tails with lemon & herb butter served on a baking tray

Grilled lobster tails with lemon & herb butter

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

More effort

Serves 4

Treat guests to grilled lobster tails served with a lemon, garlic and parsley butter. They take a little effort, but make an impressive dinner party dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal325
  • fat27g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0.1g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.42g
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Ingredients

  • 4 lobster tails, defrosted if frozen
    Lobster

    Lobster

    lob-ster

    The king of the crustaceans, lobster is a delicacy that commands a very high price, with white,…

  • lemon wedges, to serve
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

For the butter

  • 125g butter, softened
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • handful parsley leaves, finely chopped, plus extra to serve
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • small pinch chilli powder, optional
  • 1 lemon, juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Make the butter by mixing together all the ingredients, then season and set aside. Can be made two days ahead. Remove from the fridge to soften before using.

  2. Use kitchen scissors to cut along the tops of the lobster shells, then flip the tails over and crack the ribs of the shell. Use your fingers to open the shell and loosen the meat keeping it attached at the base and pull it half out. Use a knife to cut along the top of the tail without cutting all the way through and remove the vein if you see one. Sit the tail in a shallow roasting tray and add some butter to each one. Tails can be prepared a few hours ahead and chilled.  

  3. Heat the grill to high, then grill the lobster tails for 10 mins until cooked through. Put them on plates and drizzle with the butter from the pan, or pour the butter into a ramekin and put it in the middle of the table for dipping the lobster meat in. Serve with lemon wedges and scatter with extra parsley, if you like. 

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