premier-mcdougal 5/2/20

Grilled Lobster with Herb Butter

Ben Bartlett, BBQ expert
Serves: 2
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A simple but tasty treat for fans of superb seafood complete with a simple seasoning that’s a must for many barbecue dishes.


  • For the Herb Butter:
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • For the Grilled Lobster:
  • 1 large lobster, halved
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Using a fork, combine all the ingredients for the herb butter
  2. Crack the lobster claws and knuckles in two places on one side but take care to avoid crushing the meat
  3. Brush the shell and un-cracked side of the claws and knuckles with olive oil
  4. Place the lobster, cracked side up, on a plate and brush with herb butter
  5. Barbecue, cracked side up and covered with foil. Grill for 15 minutes, brush occasionally with herb butter
  6. Lobster is cooked when underside of tail is firm and dark orange
  7. Return to grill if required; take care not to overcook or it will be tough
  8. To serve, brush with herb butter and garnish with lemon wedges
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