Grilled Lobsters With Vanilla Cream Sauce (Langouste à la Vanille)

Lobster with vanilla sauce
Smoky grilled lobster with a fragrant vanilla bean cream sauce.Matt Taylor-Gross

Langouste à la vanille is the national dish of Comoros, an African archipelago set in the channel between Mozambique and Madagascar. It's traditionally made with local rock lobster, though any kind of lobster will do for this dish, as will langoustines, shrimp, or even scallops.