Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail
With a peppery citrus aroma, this spicy and smoky mezcal-infused blend carefully crafted by Derek Wolf emulates the experience of sipping mezcal with a citrus back.
Smoked Chipotle Mezcal Seasoning
Chipotle Garlic Seasoning
Clarified Butter, Garlic Paste & Chopped Scallions
Scallions & Cilantro each
In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the crab stuffing until you have the consistency like crab cakes. In another bowl, add your shrimp and season with smoked chipotle mezcal or your favorite seafood seasoning. Set both the crab stuffing and shrimp aside until ready to use. Prep the lobster tails by cutting the meat out of the tails and placing it on top.
Form the stacks
Lather your lobster tails with oil and then season them with Chipotle Garlic seasoning or your favorite seafood seasoning. Next, take 2-3oz of the crab stuffing and mold it into a flat oval shape. Place that on top of a lobster tail and then add 2-3 shrimp on top of the crab. Secure using toothpicks if needed. Place the stuffed lobster tails onto a tray and place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm.
Grill the Lobster
Preheat your smoker to a medium-high temperature of 375F. Feel free to add wood chips or chunks for additional smoke flavor. Once the smoker is ready, add the lobster tails on and cook indirectly for 15-20 minutes. The lobster tails are done when they turn from translucent to completely white (or the internal temperature is 145F).
Finish with Garlic Butter
About 10 minutes before the lobster tails are finished cooking, add your basting skillet to the smoker. Melt your clarified butter in the skillet then slowly integrate the rest of the Garlic Butter ingredients. Mix together thoroughly, then lightly glaze the outside of the lobster tails before they come off the smoker. Save some butter for dipping at the end!
When the lobster tails are done, pull them off and let them cool for 2 minutes. Baste with a little more butter and chopped cilantro. Serve & enjoy!