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Orange-Scented Grilled Lobster Tails

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"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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40 m servings 261
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 lobster tails)


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  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; 13.1 2.1 32.1 192 586 Full nutrition

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One of the best Lobster Tail recipes I've tried to date. I cut the bitters and ginger in half, just because I don't care for an excess of either one of them, but after eating it neither one was ...

Lovely lobster dish on a hot summer night. Just a very nice difference with the orange zest. Apparently, I left my skewers when we moved , so I had to use wooden skewers. They worked fine. I use...

This was easy and delicious. I didn't have aromatic bitters, so I eliminated it. My husband thought it was the best prepared lobster he'd ever had!

I catch my own lobster (Florida Spiney) I found this recipes and thought I would give it a try. Always looking for something new. I followed the recippe and it was OK. My lobster shell burnt...

My boyfriend loved them (I'm a vegetarian, so I don't count). I made them almost exactly as written. The only difference was that I used orange-flavored bitters simply because the bottle was a l...

Um can I say YUM!!! My husband loves lobster and he said that this lobster was the best lobster he has ever had! I have to say that I completely agree with him. This was delicious. The orang...

Amazing - very simple, easy to do on the grill!

Was very tasty, the orange zest really picked up the lobster tail. I made it without the bitters and only some of the chilli powder.

Definitely adding this to our rotation of dinners! I cooked these in the oven because of the temperatures outside and it turned out great! If you like a buttery lobster, serve with some melted b...