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Lobster with Orzo

July 12, 2017


Simple & Elegant


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


•    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

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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