Grilled Lobster Tails with White Wine Butter Sauce

Grilled Lobster Tails with White Wine Butter Sauce

Main Course

  • 4

    Number of People

  • Expensive

    Cost

  • Medium

    Difficulty

  • Preparation time

  • Cooking time

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) white wine
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) each salt and pepper, divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) cold butter, cubed
  • 4 lobster tails, about 90 g each
  • Lemon wedges

Preparation

Combine the wine, lemon juice, shallot, garlic and half each salt and pepper in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced to about 2 tbsp (30 ml). Remove from the heat and cool for 1 minute. Whisk the cold butter into the wine mixture, a few cubes at a time, until well combined; set aside and keep warm.

Lay each lobster tail on its flat side; insert the tip of a heavy chef’s knife at the base of the tail. Firmly press down to cut through the shell and three-quarters of the way through the meat. Spread the tails open like a book. Season the lobster meat with the remaining salt and pepper.

Select the "Fish/Seafood" program and press "OK". Lightly grease the cooking plates with cooking spray. Once the purple indicator light has stopped flashing, place the lobster on the grill and close the lid.

Cook until the indicator light has changed to the colour yellow. Serve the lobster with the warm butter sauce and lemon wedges on the side.

Tips: To keep the sauce warm, place the serving bowl over a second bowl of warm water and cover with foil. Serve the lobster as an appetizer on a bed of leafy greens or, as an entrée paired with cooked wild and long grain rice and steamed asparagus.