Grilled whole (RED) lobster

A simple way to serve tasty lobster.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 538 / Protein 17g / Carbohydr. 3g / Fat 52g

Ingredients (1 servings)

4 tbspbutter (melted)
2 tbsplemon juice
1 tspminced garlic (optional)
ice bath


large saucepan, barbecue tongs, grill or grill pan, large bowl, brush, cutting board, knife, small bowl

Wine Tip

Grauburgunder, dry, 2012
The mildness of this Grauburgunder captures the full flavour of the lobster very nicely. Succulent and clean in the mouth, the wine stimulates and refreshes. Enjoy at its best between 9 – 11°C/50°F .

Step 1

Grilled whole (RED) lobster

Parboil the lobster so you don’t end up with a nicely grilled outside and raw inside. Drop the Lobster in a pot of boiling water and cook for approx. 5 min.

large saucepan

1 whole lobster

Step 2

Grilled whole (RED) lobster

Now, remove the lobster and shock it in an ice bath to stop it from cooking any further.

barbecue tongs, large bowl

ice bath

Step 3

Grilled whole (RED) lobster

Slice the lobster lengthwise all the way through into two halves. Clean out the tomalley (green stuff).

cutting board, knife

Step 4

Grilled whole (RED) lobster

With the same knife, cut small slits in the claws to vent while cooking.

cutting board, knife

Step 5

Grilled whole (RED) lobster

Brush the exposed meat with a mixture of melted butter, lemon juice, a little salt and freshly grounded pepper, and, if you want, some minced garlic.

brush, small bowl

4 tbsp butter / 2 tbsp lemon juice / 1 tsp minced garlic / salt / pepper

Step 6

Grilled whole (RED) lobster

Clean and lightly oil the grill and get your coals at medium heat. Lay lobster with flesh side down and cook for about 5 min. Turn it over, brush more lemon butter and cook shell side down for another 5 min. When finished the meat should be firm and opaque all the way through. Serve with lemon butter.

barbecue tongs, grill or grill pan