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Caribbean Curry Grilled Lobsters with Garlic Lime Asparagus

Dennis The Prescott


Caribbean Curry Grilled Lobsters with Garlic Lime Asparagus

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

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Dennis The Prescott is taking your taste buds on a trip to the Carribbean with his one-of-a-kind recipe. Rich, curry-spiced butter is melted into decadent lobster and served alongside lime and garlic grilled asparagus.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 1 Cup butter, softened

  • 3 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger

  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

  • 1/2 Teaspoon curry powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 2 Tablespoon minced cilantro leaves

  • 2 Tablespoon finely diced chives

  • sea salt

  • 4 (1-1/2 lb) live lobsters

  • lime wedges, for serving

  • cilantro, for serving

Asparagus
  • 1 Bunch asparagus, woody ends removed

  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1 lime, zested

Steps

  • 1

    Bring a large stockpot of salted water to a rapid boil. Prepare an ice bath.
  • 2

    First, prepare the curry butter. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, garlic, ginger, spices, cilantro, chives, lime juice and zest with a pinch of sea salt, and mix well. It’ll take a few minutes, depending on how softened the butter is. The compound butter should be completely combined, silky smooth and easily workable. (Tip: Compound butter freezes perfectly, and it's great to always have several flavors in the freezer readily available for the next recipe. Feel free to double the butter recipe and store for your next lobster grilling day.)
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup butter, softened

    • 3 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1 Tablespoon minced ginger

    • 1 lime, zested and juiced

    • 1/2 Teaspoon curry powder

    • 1/2 Teaspoon ground turmeric

    • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

    • 2 Tablespoon minced cilantro leaves

    • 2 Tablespoon finely diced chives

    • Pinch sea salt

  • 3

    Lobster time. Working in batches, one or two lobsters at a time, place lobster on a cutting board and angle the tip of a chef’s knife right below where the claws meet and swiftly cut down through the head (it’s scary, but you can do it!). Transfer directly to the stockpot and cook, lid on, for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, transfer to the ice bath to cool. The lobsters will be ruby red at this point, but the flesh will still be translucent. Continue par cooking the remaining lobsters.
    Ingredients
    • 4 (1-1/2 lb) live lobsters

  • 4

    With a sharp knife and a steady hand, cut through the body and tail of each lobster, creating two halves. Remove the tomalley (green bits) from each lobster by placing under cold running water briefly until cleaned.
  • 5

    In a large bowl, combine asparagus, olive oil, garlic and lime zest, and toss to mix well. Set aside.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Bunch asparagus, woody ends removed

    • 2 Tablespoon olive oil

    • 2 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1 lime, zested

  • 6

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 425℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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  • 7

    When hot, place the lobsters on the grill, flesh side down, and cook for 4 minutes. At the same time, place the asparagus directly on the grill grates to cook alongside the lobster. After 4 minutes, turn the lobsters and spoon about 2 more teaspoons of compound butter onto each crustacean. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes until cooked through and coated in melted butter.
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  • 8

    Serve immediately with lime wedges, fresh cilantro and an extra dose of sunshine.
    Ingredients
    • lime wedges, for serving

    • Sprig cilantro, for serving

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