Grilled Split Lobster

中文菜谱: 烧烤大龙虾

Summer means BBQ!  Both my husband and I love grilling in our back yard.  We bought two large lobsters home on our last grocery trip to Detroit area.  One is grilled, and the other one is boiled and make into a salad. 

We both decide the grilled one is tastier O(∩_∩)O~


1 large lobster (about 2.2 pounds)
3 to 4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 to 4 cloves of garlic
1 stalk of green onion
1/2  to 1teaspoon crushed chili peppers
 lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
freshly ground black pepper
sea salt to taste


Peel and mince the garlic.  Finely chop the green onion.

In a small bowl, combine garlic, green onion, butter, chili pepper, lemon zest, black pepper and sea salt.  Mix with a fork until everything is well combined.

Clean the lobster.  With a big knife or clever, split it open in the middle.

Preheat the grill to 450F/232C

Spray or brush the lobster with olive oil/ vegetable oil.  Grill it flesh side down for 4 to 5 minutes.

Flip ove

Spoon spice butter mixture over the lobste

Grill for another 5 to 8 minutes.  The actual grilling time depends on lobster’s size and grill temperature. 

Its claws will need 1 to 2 minutes extra grilling time.  

It is a big one.  I have to serve it in a pizza pan.

Don’t worry.  After taking the photo, I send the claws back to grill to grill for another couple minutes.