Grilling Lobster Tails is one my regular monthly cooks because of how much I love it. Lobster is like the filet mignon of the sea with the tenderness of shrimp but the heartiness of steak. It is really hard to beat this combination. So let’s walk through how I like to prepare these Grilled Lobster Tails with Honey Cajun Butter Sauce.
Opening & Seasoning the Lobster Shell
The first part about grilling lobster tails is opening the shell. There are plenty of ways to do this, but I am just gonna walk you through how I like to do it.
First, I like to cut it down the top part of the shell with a knife or scissors. This is the best way to open them up to cook. You will have the lobster tails facing shell side up, and using a sharp knife carefully cut from the tail end to the top. For this way of grilling, feel free to cut past the shell to the bottom as we are gonna open them up to cook!
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Grilled Lobster Tails w/Honey Cajun Butter Sauce on top! 🦐 🍯 🌶 🔥 . Now we are in the start of week two of self quarantine, and my families spirits are up! This weekend was a lot of fun finally getting things done in our house, spending quality time together and cooking up these Grilled Lobster Tails w/Honey Cajun Butter Sauce on our @breeo.co phoenix (which is the perfect fire pit for this whole scenario btw). Grilled over fire on the @breeo.co for about 3 minutes per side and then basted in the sweet and spicy butter sauce made with Cajun Blackening Rub from @spiceology. This recipe can easily be replicated with shrimp or salmon. You can also make it with chicken or pork too if you don’t like seafood or can’t find any (I bought this lobster tail a week ago and froze it)! Either way, enjoy this time with family/friends and be safe! 👍 🔥 . . . Ingredients Lobster: 5-6 (or as many as you can find) Lobster Tails, salt, pepper and olive oil. Butter Sauce: 1.5 tbsp of Cajun Blackening from @spiceology, 4 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of honey and 1 lemon juiced. . . . Other Variations: Shrimp or Salmon: Same ingredients. Shrimp/Salmon cooked for a couple minutes till done (about 3-4 minutes for shrimp and 2-3 minutes per side on salmon) then drizzled with butter sauce. -Chicken or Pork: Same ingredients. Cook chicken to 165F internal and pork to 145F internal and glaze with butter sauce right before pulling off grill! . . . Gear: Grill from @breeo.co Cajun Blackening Seasoning from @spiceology Wood from @cowboycharcoal . . . Music: light Musician: Jef . . . #overthefirecooking #openfirecooking #livefirecooking #cookingwithfire #firecooking #campfirecooking #forkyeah #grilling #nashville #food #videorecipe #bbq #barbecue #barbeque #asado #churrasco #lobster #lobstertail #lobstertails #seafood #cajun #cajunblackening #buttersauce #grilledseafood #grilledlobster #grilledlobstertail #grilledlobstertails
Once they are cracked, carefully fold the shell so that both sides of meat are showing. You can then start adding olive oil and the seasoning! Once that is done, we are off to the grill!
Basting and Grilling the Lobster Tails
When your grill (or Breeo) is hot and ready, add the sauce skillet with the butter, honey, lemon juice and Spiceology Cajun seasoning. Let that melt for about 2 minutes until it is a liquid. Once that happens, then add the lobster tails on to the grill flesh side down. Cook for about 4 minutes and watch for the shell to begin turning red.
Flip them over and begin to gently baste with the Honey Cajun Butter sauce. Cook this time for about 3 more minutes or until the meat is no longer translucent but white. Once it is done, pull off and top with parsley!
Time to Devour
These Grilled Lobster Tails with Honey Cajun Butter sauce are a great way to make an epic backyard cookout. You can easily grab some fresh or frozen lobster tails (depending on the availability), and get to cooking over fire! Cheers!
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Simple and easy grilled lobster tails basted with a honey cajun butter sauce. This is the ideal backyard cook for those that need some sweet and spicyness!
- 3-4 Whole Lobster Tails
- 2 tbsp of Olive Oil
- ½ tbsp of Sea Salt
- ½ tbsp of Black Pepper
- Chopped Parsley for garnish
- 4 tbsp of Butter
- 2 tbsp of Honey
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 tbsp of Cajun Seasoning
- Using a knife, carefully cut lengthwise down the shell of the lobster tail. Cut until you reach the tail/fin. Open the lobster tails up and cut the meat of the tails along the same line as the shell. Cut the spine on the bottom as well as the same line as the meat and shell. Open the lobster tails up to show the meat.
- Lather with olive oil and season with sea salt and black pepper.
Preheat your grill to a medium high heat (around 400F).
Add your sauce skillet to the fire to preheat for 1 minute. Add butter, honey, lemon juice and Cajun seasoning to skillet and let melt.
- Once melted, add the lobster tails flesh side down to the grill and cook for about 4 minutes or until the meat goes from translucent to white and the sheel begins to turn red. Flip the lobster tails and begin to baste using the sauce. Cook for an additional 3 minutes or once the meat reads 145F internal.
- Pull lobster tails off, rest for 1 minutes, top with chopped parsley and enjoy!