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Those Huge Lobster Tails

mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
edited 8:45AM in EggHead Forum
I am frantically searching for the recipe posted...I dunno...a year ago now? Those huge Chilean Lobster Tails on the egg...they used peanut oil or something and you had to crack the shells. I have a zillion bucks in lobster tails in my fridge for tonight and I can't find the ^)*&_&* recipe. Does anyone have it? aeeeiiii[p]MShark

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  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    MollyShark,
    Here tis:[p]Dwell in the Shell [p] Posted By: Houndog <houndog@bigfoot.com>
    Date: 1/14/2001 at 01:37:09
    [p] Ingredients:[p] 4 Huge Lobster Tails
    1 bit Peanut Oil
    1-2 Ea Limes
    A Touch of Garlic Powder
    Lawry's Seasoning Salt
    (Optional) New Mexican Green Chili Powder
    Butter
    Minced Garlic
    Serves 2
    [p] Preparation:[p]
    Picked up 4 huge lobster tails. Thought at first, 1 pound tails for each of us would be ok. Naaaaahhhh - if two tails would be good, 4 tails for the two of us would be better, right ? Get your shears and cut the clear membrane off the belly of the tail, getting rid of the tiny feet, exposing the meat. Rinse them good, dry them with paper towel and place them shell side up on a cutting board. Take a heavy knife or cleaver, place it longwise (parallel) in the center of the shell and tap the back of the blade into the shell, cracking it ever so slightly. This is so our tail will lay flat on the grill. Do not take meat out of the shell !
    Now flip them over, belly side up. Take a bit of oil ( I used peanut )and pour a small amount on your fingers, and lightly rub the meat. Don't use much at all, barely a drizzle. Grab a lime or two and squeeze juice and pulp all over the meat, liberally. Then shake on garlic powder and a touch of Lawry's seasoning salt. I then have to throw my favorite ingredient of all time, which goes on everything I cook, New Mexican green chili powder. Don't worry if you don't have this, it's hard to find, and your lobsters will still be far and above any lobster you ever had before. Place covered tails in fridge for an hour or so to marinade while your gettin' your cooker ready. Get a good hot bed of lump going and preheat your cooker to 400 - 450 degrees. As all of you know, when it comes to seafood and a good hot fire, you must move swiftly because every minute counts. Place tails, meat side down on the grill and press them flat.
    This is why we weakened the shells earlier with the tapping cleaver. Set your metal cup on the grill also with butter and minced garlic so it will melt and sauté' the garlic. Close the lid. If you don't have a metal cup to use on the grill while you're cookin', get one ! Open the cooker after 5 minutes and with a leather glove, carefully turn tails over onto their shells so meat is facing up towards the sky. Take your (cup grab it with a leather glove please) with the butter and garlic,

  • mollysharkmollyshark Posts: 1,519
    JJ,
    You are an angel! I came pretty close in my head except ended up with lemon instead of lime and forgot the seasoned salt. Also forgot to rinse them, but guess we won't be too poisoned. Grill sitting around 400 now. Here we GO![p]Best of New Years to you![p]mShark

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    MollyShark,
    As we in the deep South say, "My pleasure "darlin"

  • JJ,
    Do have a recommendation where we could purchase you prefered New Mexican Green Chili Powder?
    Thanks
    MaryA

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