Contrary to popular belief, lobsters do not mate for life. (Quite the opposite, actually. Floozies.) However, the relationship between your Traeger and lobster meat should be eternal. Grilling the lobster tails produces the ultimate texture with a sweet burst of delicate shellfish flavor in each bite. This simple yet amazing recipe is in our Traeger's Everyday Cookbook.
GRILLED LOBSTER TAIL
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 to 30 minutes
RECOMMENDED PELLETS: Oak, Apple or Pecan
2 lobster tails, 8 to 10 ounces each, defrosted if frozen
8 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
Prepare the lobster by cutting down the middle of the tough shell toward the tail with kitchen shears.
Using your fingers, gently pry the meat from the shell, keeping it attached at the base of the tail. Lift the meat so it is resting on top of the split shell (again, keeping it attached at the base of the tail). Make a slit down the middle of the meat to butterfly it open on top.
Place the lobster tails on a rimmed baking sheet.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the lemon juice, paprika, garlic salt, Old Bay Seasoning, pepper, and parsley (if using).
Pour about 1 tablespoon of the butter mixture over each lobster tail. Keep the remaining butter mixture warm.
When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 400 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the lobster tails from the baking sheet and arrange them directly on the grill grate.
Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the meat is white and opaque.
Transfer the lobster tails to a platter or plates. Serve with the reserved butter mixture.
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