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Smoked Lobster Tails with Parmesan Butter
Smoked Lobster Tails with Parmesan Butter
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Delicious flavor comes off of these Smoked Lobster Tails with Parmesan Butter. A great recipe to make quickly over hot Cowboy Charcoal.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Lobster Tails
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 182 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
Ingredients
Lobster Ingredients:
  • 4-5 Lobster Tails
  • 1/4 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil
Parmesan Butter:
  • cup Butter
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Lemon juiced
Instructions
  1. Using a knife, cut in the middle of the top of the lobster shell all the way down to the tail. Try to avoid cutting the meat. Once fully cut, use a spoon to go underneath the top of the shell to separate the meat from the shell. Carefully lift the meat up and out from the shell (while still attached at the base of the tail). Lay the meat on top of the shell. Using a knife, make shallow slits lengthwise down the meat. Repeat this for all the lobster tails.
  2. In a food safe bowl, mix together the kosher salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, cumin and oil. Make into a thin paste. Using a brush, lather the lobster with the seasoning.
  3. Using Cowboy Charcoal, preheat your smoker to a medium-high temperature of 375F. Feel free to add wood chips or chunks for additional smoke flavor.
  4. Once the smoker is ready, add the lobster tails on and cook indirectly for 20-30 minutes. The lobster tails are done when they turn from translucent to completely white (or the internal temperature is 145F).

  5. About 10 minutes before the lobster tails are finished cooking, add your basting skillet to the smoker. Melt your butter in the skillet then slowly integrate the parsley, parmesan cheese, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes and lemon juice. 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!
  6. When the lobster tails are done, pull them off and let rest for 2 minutes. Pour the leftover butter sauce into a dipping bowl. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Lobster Tails with Parmesan Butter
Amount Per Serving (1 Lobster Tail)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 780mg34%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 483IU10%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.