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Lobster Tails on the BGE

bwalekbwalek Posts: 2
edited February 2012 in Seafood

Any suggestions for 2 - 1 lb tails...... I'm pretty new at the egg and want to make some nice tails on Valentines day !

Direct or Indirect ??? Time and Temp.

Thank you

 

 

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I have always been a boiled water and lobster tail kind of guy.  Don't know if the egg adds anything here.
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  • I have grilled many hundred lobster tail. None on the egg but enough to know how. 

    Cut out the bottom part of the carapace (in a U shape)
    Put Tails Shell down
    Grill indirect till the meat starts to separate from the remaining carapace. 

    Thats it. The rest is up to you. I like to season with cilantro and lime.
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    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Grill tails are awesome, i definitely suggest trying them grilled if you have not.

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    I have eaten grilled lobster before, just think boiled is always my favorite.  
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  • Hillbilly-HightechHillbilly-Hightech Posts: 966
    edited February 2012
    Here's a suggestion w/ some good tips:

    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1136069/lobster#Item_1

    HTH,
    Rob
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
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  • ...and piggybacking off of Travis' suggestion for cutting out the membrane on the belly - I do that as well - I take a pair of kitchen shears or tough scissors & cut up one side, then the other, then across the middle, giving access to the meat.

    BTW, never knew there was a name for that area till Travis said it: "carapace" - learn something new every day!! :-)
    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
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  • What a cool picture, that would keep somebody busy cooking for a while. Check out the "Dwell in the Shell" method. I tried this along with some steaks and WOW it was better than any high end restaurant. Cut the carapace (thanks Travis) and cook @ 400 for 5 minutes and then turn over onto the shell and then pour some garlic butter into the dip of the shell and cook another 5 and then pull and enjoy.
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  • Just to brag a little, that was one days worth of bugging. I was there for a month that year. We had to buy a chest freezer to keep them all in till we drove home. I thi k we drive home with 600 or so. That was after 8 of us ate all we could.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Oh man that would be one humungous feast
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,470
    Damn Travis, that's impressive!!  I can tell by the lobster type you were somewhere South, Mexico?

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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  • Good eye mike,
    That was in key west. 09
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    edited February 2012
    The carapace on a lobster is it's back if you will, not it's tail.
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • I think you're right. In school, I heard it called a cephalothorax. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Egged lobster,insane!! You will never want it any other way! It is atta this world!

     

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,564
    I drizzle with evo, s&p
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • TFolsTFols Posts: 201
    Did a week up in RI for vacation this past July, bought my XL with me and egged plenty of lobsters. They kick butt on the egg.
    Bloomfield, NJ
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  • How did you do them @TFols?
    Hunter - LBGE

    Oxford, MS
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,403
    BOWHUNR said:

    Damn Travis, that's impressive!!  I can tell by the lobster type you were somewhere South, Mexico?

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

    Travis rocked those lobsters like the b-52s
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Does this thread really have 9k views with so little comments? That's 3K views more than man grates.
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  • StoaterStoater Posts: 292
    I have grilled many hundred lobster tail. None on the egg but enough to know how. 

    Cut out the bottom part of the carapace (in a U shape)
    Put Tails Shell down
    Grill indirect till the meat starts to separate from the remaining carapace. 

    Thats it. The rest is up to you. I like to season with cilantro and lime.
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    Is it just me or is there something on that chaps shorts in the photo, just wondering.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,812
    Can't tell if it's a twig or berry....
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  • TFolsTFols Posts: 201
    @SouthernSmoke I split them length wise and grilled them direct at 500 for 8-10mins she'll side down.
    Bloomfield, NJ
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  • He found Captain Winkie!!!! *In my best Ace Ventura voice*

    @TFols Thanks!
    Hunter - LBGE

    Oxford, MS
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,444
    Stoater said:
    I have grilled many hundred lobster tail. None on the egg but enough to know how. 

    Cut out the bottom part of the carapace (in a U shape)
    Put Tails Shell down
    Grill indirect till the meat starts to separate from the remaining carapace. 

    Thats it. The rest is up to you. I like to season with cilantro and lime.
    image
    Is it just me or is there something on that chaps shorts in the photo, just wondering.
    Think it is a head of some sort.... LMAO...
    :))  I just spit coffee on my monitor at work...
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • oh, so that's how they catch the lobsters.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,403
    oh, so that's how they catch the lobsters.
    Quite literally. Lobsters mate for life, so that thing will be hooked on until it hits the pot.
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