It’s no secret that I’m always looking for different ways to cook my favorites. I’m big on flavor being more than something that makes the food taste good. I want it to always have a “shock and awe” affect while eating. Flavor should be unexpected, refreshing, unique, and keep you guessing.
Quick to search the freezer for dinner inspiration, I quickly set my heart on these massive lobster tails I snagged at HEB. During my typical grocery run I always find myself on the spice isle – either looking for something new or just simple inspiration. I stumbled upon some Lime Pepper. Lime? Pepper? What? That’s right! I found this little gem in Walmart. It stood out so bright I couldn’t just leave it. Immediately I knew what magic I could create with this intriguing seasoning blend.
I’m not going to make this particular blog a long one, simply because I don’t have shit to talk about and I’ve been sitting on this recipe for like 2 years. Its been long enough. Just try the damn recipe.
Lime Pepper Grilled Lobster
– 4 – 8 oz Lobster Tails, split in half from top (butterfly-style)
– 4 Tbsp Lime Pepper Seasoning
– 4 Tbsp Butter, melted
salt & pepper, to taste (although I didn’t need any)
Honey Lime Butter Sauce:
– 1/2 C Honey
– 1/2 C Butter
– 1 lime, zest + juice
– 1/2 tsp Paprika
– 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
Preheat Grill to 365ºF
Combine honey, butter, lime juice and zest, paprika and pepper over medium heat. Let simmer for about 2-3 mins until combined and melted. Set Aside.
To split lobster tails:
Using a knife or kitchen shears, cut the top of the shell, but stop at the tail. Then slice the lobster meat in half, next open the lobster tails like a book.
Brush lobster tails with melted butter and season with lime pepper seasoning blend. Place on grill flesh side down and let cook for about 5-6 mins, then flip to shell side and continue to cook for an additional 5-6 mins.
Brush with honey lime butter during the final minutes of cooking.
Serve hot with extra honey lime butter.