Orange-Scented Grilled Lobster Tails

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I actually double the marinade if making it for just my husband and I as we love it so much. When we serve this for guests we keep the lobster as the main attraction, and pair it with a simple green salad with a light dressing, crusty bread, melted butter in heated ramekins for dipping, and a bottle of cold Chardonnay.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 lobster tails

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon chili powder

  • teaspoon aromatic bitters

  • 4 (6 ounce) lobster tails

Directions

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir in the lemon juice, orange zest, ginger, chili powder, and bitters. Simmer gently for 2 minutes, then set aside. Cut away the membrane on the underside of the lobster tails, and insert a metal skewer into each one. This will prevent them from curling up as they cook.

  3. Cook the lobster tails shell-side up on the preheated grill for 10 minutes, then turn the tails over, and spoon the butter sauce over the meat. Continue cooking until the meat is no longer translucent in the middle, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

261 Calories
13g Fat
2g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 261
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 586mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 480mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.