Fresh lobster with its sweet, succulent meat, is the quintessential Summer dish. Whether you're new to cooking lobster or a seasoned expert, this shellfish is an opulent meal for alfresco entertaining. If you're a beginner, simply grill the store-bought tails for an impressive meal. Ready for something more challenging? The expert meal calls for cooking live lobsters and serving them alongside simple, elegant sauces. To get both recipes, read more.
8 (6- to 8-ounce) frozen lobster tails, defrosted Serves 4 to 8. Chipotle Lime Oil Makes 2 servings.
2 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon leaves
2 teaspoons minced fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
6 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chilies (adobo)
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Green Ginger Onion Butter
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger, packed
1/4 cup Chinese rice wine or sake
1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
2 1 1/2- to 2-pound live lobsters
8 (6- to 8-ounce) frozen lobster tails, defrosted
Serves 4 to 8.
Chipotle Lime Oil
Makes 2 servings.