22 Apr Food & Wine Friday: Grilled Lobster Tails & White Wine
This Week In Food & Wine: Grilled Lobster Tails – Recipe Courtesy of Food Network
Seafood and white wine make a great pair(ing). Butter yet, grilled lobster tails, with a complementary butter sauce, and a Chardonnay with a hint of butter flavor, make an almost perfect combination. That is why we’re pairing this grilled lobster tails recipe with one of our cheapest featured, Grape Certified white wines. The following lobster recipe, courtesy of the Food Network & the Neely’s, is a wonderful example of how a food that is typically thought of as more elegant or extravagant, can be quickly prepared and enjoyed on a budget. After this meal you & your guests will leave feeling more than satisfied, ready for an evening of games like Rummikub, Cards Against Humanity or Cherades.
If you’ve never purchased lobster before or you need a quick refresher because it’s been a long time since you last bought lobster, check out our post where we outline 5 Tips For Choosing The Best Lobster. Shall we get started?
Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe: Serves: 4 Prep & Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
- 1 stick salted butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon leaves
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Dash hot sauce
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 (7-ounce) lobster tails
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Lemon wedges, for garnish
- Special equipment: 4 metal skewers
a. Preheat your grill to direct medium-high heat.
b. In a small bowl blend butter, chives, tarragon, minced garlic, hot sauce, and black pepper with a rubber spatula. Blend thoroughly. Cover with plastic wrap and reserve.
c. Using kitchen shears, butterfly the lobster tails straight down the middle of the softer underside of the shell. Cut the meat down the center without cutting all the way through. Insert a metal skewer down the lobster tail so the tail stands straight. Brush the tails with olive oil and season with salt, to taste.
d. Grill lobsters cut side down over medium high heat about 5 minutes, until the shells are bright in color. Turn the tails over and spoon a generous tablespoon of herbed butter onto the butterflied meat. Grill for another 4 minutes, or until the lobster meat is an opaque white color.
e. Remove lobster tails from the grill and serve with more herb butter and lemon wedges.
If you’re looking for sides to round out this delicious meal thegrape.com suggests a small green salad with delicious fruits mixed in, like honeydew slice, chunks of pineapple, or other zesty favorites and grilled red potatoes. Below is our Grape Certified wine suggestion(s)
Our Grape Certified Wine Recommendation(s):
Jam Cellars Butter Chardonnay ($15)
Wine Region: Napa Valley, California
Wine Rating: Grape Certified Gold