Coffee Grilled Lobster

Under the summer sun, lobster reigns as the uncontested king of seafood. Our unique grilled-coffee lobster with butter and cognac sauce is a great way to enjoy it with your friends and family. Now is the time to cook up a batch! (or two, as everyone will be asking for seconds!)

Coffee Grilled Lobster

PREPARATION

  1. Using a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Holding the lobsters by the back, sway them gently from left to right for about a minute until their head and claws droop downwards (indicating that they’ve fallen asleep).
  3. Place them into the boiling water for 5 minutes, then remove from the pot and allow to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  4. Mix the melted butter and cognac and set aside. 
  5. Heat the barbecue to high heat. 
  6. Using a large knife, cut the lobsters in half lengthwise from the head to the tip of the tail. 
  7. Place the shell bottom-down and brush the inside flesh with the butter and cognac sauce. 
  8. Spread the tomato coulis on top, as well as the coffee and cayenne pepper to taste.
  9. Place the half lobsters flesh-down on the barbecue rack for 3 minutes. 
  10. Turn the lobsters, re-applying the butter and cognac sauce. Allow them to cook for another 3 minutes.
  11. Remove from the rack and sprinkle with fleur de sel. Serve hot and enjoy!

To avoid overcooking the lobsters to a rubbery consistency, pay close attention to cooking times (approximately 3 minutes). It pairs perfectly with a salad or grilled vegetables and can also serve 4 as an appetizer.

Coffee Grilled Lobster

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