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Seafood: How to Dispatch and Clean Lobster with Dennis Prescott

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There’s nothing wrong with simply boiling lobster, but cooking it on your Traeger grill takes it to a new level of deliciousness. Dennis the Prescott walks you through how to make wood-fired lobster in this video. He starts by showing you the most humane way to dispatch your lobster, then moves on to parboiling it and halting the cooking with an ice batch, before finally showing you how to clean and flavor it before throwing it on the grill.

Grilled Lobster Tail

by Traeger Kitchen

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

25 Min

Serves

2

Pellets

Pecan

Learn how to bring the sea to your backyard with a delicious grilled lobster tail. Simply cut a slit in each tail to butterfly, pour on the butter mixture, then let our signature heat and smoke do the rest to learn how to do an expert Traeger lobster tail.

Ingredients
main
2 (8-10 oz) lobster tails
8 Tablespoon(1 stick) unsalted butter
2 Tablespoonlemon juice
1 Teaspoonpaprika
1/4 Teaspoongarlic salt
1/4 TeaspoonOld Bay Seasoning
1/4 Teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
2 TablespoonChopped fresh parsley
    Steps
  • 1

    Use kitchen shears to cut a slit lengthwise down the top of each lobster shell toward the tail. Using your fingers, gently pry the meat from the shell, keeping it attached at the base of the tail. Lift the meat so it rests atop the split shell (again, keeping it attached at the base of the tail). Use a paring knife to cut a slit down the middle of the lobster meat to butterfly it open. Place the lobster tails on a rimmed baking sheet.

  • 2

    Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the lemon juice, paprika, garlic salt, Old Bay seasoning, pepper, and parsley.

  • 3

    Pour about 1 tablespoon of the butter mixture over each lobster tail. Keep the remaining butter mixture warm.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 500°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

  • 5

    Set the lobster tails directly on the grill grates. Cook with the lid closed until the meat is white and opaque, 25-30 minutes.

  • 6

    Transfer the lobster tails to a platter and serve with the remaining butter mixture. Enjoy!