Lobster with Orzo

Updated: May 26

Simple & Elegant

Try this recipe for an easy dish that looks like you spent all day preparing!

Ingredients: • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1/4 cup olive oil • 2 large shallots, peeled and quartered • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper • salt • black pepper, freshly ground • 4 whole spiny lobster, split in half lengthwise

Directions: 1. Combine first 6 ingredients in processor and blend until almost smooth. 2. Spread 1 heaping teaspoon seasoned butter over each lobster tail. 3. In a small saucepan, melt remaining seasoned butter; keep warm. 4. Grill lobster tails, shell side down, 6 minutes. 5. Turn over and grill until meat is just opaque in center, about 2 minutes. 6. Serve with melted butter, grilled fresh asparagus and large cherry tomatoes


Steamed Lobster Tail with Lemon Orzo

Simmer 1 cup orzo in a saucepan with 2 1/2 cups water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon dried mint, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 2 strips lemon zest, stirring occasionally, until the orzo is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool slightly. Stir in 2 chopped scallions, the juice of 1 lemon, and salt to taste.

Steam lobster tails in shell just until the shell turns red. Remove and place over orzo.

Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with melted butter.

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