Grilled Lobster with Chipotle Garlic Seaweed Butter, Tasmania
Grilled Lobster with Chipotle Garlic Seaweed Butter. James Fisher
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Don’t be afraid of the yellow-green tomalley: Rodney Dunn of Agrarian Kitchen in Tasmania, Australia adds the muddy-looking lobster liver sauce to drawn butter for extra lobster flavor.

Grilled Lobster with Chipotle Garlic Seaweed Butter Grilled Lobster with Chipotle Garlic Seaweed Butter
Don't be afraid of the yellow-green tomalley: Rodney Dunn of Agrarian Kitchen adds the muddy-looking lobster liver sauce to drawn butter for extra lobster flavor.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 (2-lb.) live southern rock or spiny lobsters
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 16 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (4″-piece) ginger, peeled and grated
  • 12 oz. dried seaweed, such as hijiki or wakame, minced
  • 13 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo, seeded and minced
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers or 1 English cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise using a mandoline
  • 4 Breakfast radishes, thinly sliced lengthwise using a mandoline
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a charcoal grill or set a gas grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat a 12″ cast-iron grill pan over medium-high.) Using a heavy cleaver, split each lobster in half lengthwise through its head and tail. Scoop out and reserve tomalley. Drizzle flesh side of lobsters with oil; grill, flesh-side down, until slightly charred, about 5 minutes. Flip lobster halves over; continue cooking until cooked through, 3–5 minutes more. Meanwhile melt butter in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium; cook garlic and ginger until soft, 2–3 minutes. Stir in reserved lobster tomalley, the seaweed, basil, lemon juice, mustard, and chile; cook until lobster tomalley has dissolved, 1–2 minutes. Arrange cucumber and radish slices on a platter; season with salt and pepper. Arrange lobster, flesh-side up, over top; drizzle with butter.

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