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Grilled Lobster Surf n Turf with Lemon Garlic Brown Butter

Herb Grilled Lobster Surf n Turf with Lemon Garlic Brown Butter

Herb Grilled Lobster Surf n Turf with Lemon Garlic Brown Butter - an ultimate backyard barbecue feast, featuring smoky grilled lobster and steak with plenty of bright fresh herb flavours.
Course Barbecue and Grilling, Dinner
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Author Barry C. Parsons


Lemon Garlic Brown Butter

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • pinch white pepper
  • juice of one lemon

For the Lemon Herb Steak

  • juice and zest of half a lemon
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp chopped oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 -16 ounce prime rib steak (about 1 inch thick)

For the Grilled Lobster

  • Approximately 1 1/2 pound lobster/s
  • chopped fresh herbs ( dill, tarragon, oregano and chives all work well)


To prepare the Lemon Garlic Brown Butter

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, heat the  butter until it begins to bubble then watch it very carefully for a few minutes until it begins to turn a light golden brown.
  2. Remove from the heat and allow to sit for a minute or two before decanting the brown butter off of the browned milk solids in the bottom of the pan.
  3. Pour the decanted hot butter over the minced garlic and whisk in the lemon juice.
  4. Be sure to stir the butter each time before spooning it to serve.

To prepare the Lemon Herb Steak

  1. Mix together the lemon, zest, salt, pepper, herbs and oil and pour over the steak in a ziplock bag..
  2. Marinate for a half hour at room temperature before grilling to your desired internal temperature, about 3 1/2 minutes per side over high heat for medium rare.
  3. In the last minute or so of cooking baste the steak on both sides with the Lemon Garlic Brown Butter turning several times. Let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving with the lobster.

To prepare the grilled lobster.

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a vigorous boil and par boil the lobster/s for 5 to 7 minutes, depending on size.
  2. Remove from the water and quickly plunge them into a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking action.
  3. After a few minutes, split the lobster straight down the middle with a sharp knife. Clean everything but the meat out of the shells.
  4. Brush the lobster meat with the Lemon Garlic Brown butter and grill for 5 minutes, meat side down on a medium hot grill.
  5. Turn over and generously sprinkle with the chopped fresh herbs.
  6. Brush on more of the Lemon Garlic Brown Butter (At this point you can crack the claws and brush them with the butter as well if you like, then replace the shell).
  7. Close the grill cover and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Serve with the Lemon Garlic Brown Butter to dunk the lobster in and grilled lemon halves to squeeze over both the steak and the lobster.