About these ads

Larry the Lobster

Larry the Lobster

On April 10, 1982, Eddie Murphy opened Saturday Night Live holding Larry the lobster. He was standing in a kitchen set with a large pot of boiling water nearby. In a first for television, Eddie asked the television audience to call one of two different 900 numbers (at $0.50 a call) to decide if Larry was going to live or if Larry was going to be cooked. Some decry the animal cruelty of the situation, but Larry’s fate was no different than the thousands of other lobsters served around the country that night.

During the broadcast, AT&T staffers noticed a huge spike in calls. They began to worry. If the spike continued, it could have put parts of the phone system at risk by overloading the network. Eventually they determined the cause and put in a process to get a heads up from the television networks when this kind of thing would happen in the future (think voting for American Idol).

By the way, Larry was spared that night.

Photo May 25, 5 43 09 PM

I’m not a huge lobster fan so I’ve never cooked it before.

Photo May 25, 4 34 56 PM

When buying lobster, look for cold water lobster. They may cost a little more but are known for better flavor.

Photo May 25, 4 41 19 PM

Making the herbed butter.

Photo May 25, 4 45 37 PM

Split the tails and add some butter.

Photo May 25, 5 20 23 PM

The skewers keep the tails from curling up as they cook.

Photo May 25, 5 42 01 PM

Add more butter at the end.

Photo May 25, 5 42 06 PM

Beautiful.

Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Butter

Prep Time: 10 M | Cook Time: 10 M | Makes: 4 to 6 servings | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • Chive sprigs
  • Special equipment: 4 metal skewers

Directions:

Preheat your grill to direct medium-high heat.

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.

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.

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.

Remove lobster tails from the grill and serve with more herb butter and lemon wedges. Garnish with chive sprigs.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/grilled-lobster-tails-with-herb-butter-recipe/index.html

About these ads

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Grilled, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Picnic, Recipes, Seafood

Author:The Ranting Chef

Check out the best recipes at rantingchef.com

8 Comments on “Larry the Lobster”

  1. jjrbb
    November 26, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    This looks very good!

  2. November 26, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I never met a lobster I didn’t like. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. November 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Great little story!

  4. Lori M.
    November 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    this is actually the only way that I like lobster. BTW..I was actually in New York City that weekend on a college trip. We had tried to get tickets to SNL, but were not successful. Thanks for the memory :)

  5. November 27, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    Just discovered your blog…. Yum!

  6. November 27, 2013 at 7:27 am #

    My mouth is watering! Love lobster!

  7. December 4, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Love this idea AND, it’s something I could make just for me, me & me !!

  8. April 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    and I want to try to cook … it certainly tasted delicious

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 8,200 other followers

%d bloggers like this: