When they run a special on 2-for-1 lobster tails at the grocery store, I’m in. This is so easy, if you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out.
Grilled lobster tails with brown butter and lemon
There’s really only one trick here: split the lobster tails down the middle with your chef’s knife to make sure it cooks evenly. I dressed them with a little bit of vegetable oil and salt, grilling shell side down first then flipping and finishing them meat side down.
While they’re grilling, take half a stick of butter and gently melt in a sauce pan. Continue to cook until the butter turns brown and smells a little nutty. This is the brown butter consistency you’re looking for. If it turns black, you’ve overdone it, start over. Drizzle the butter over the lobsters for service on a platter and squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice. Why haven’t I done this before? Oh yeah, because they weren’t on sale.