Wood-grilled lobster with tomalley butter and grilled lemon recipe
- Cuisine: Modern Australian
- Prep Time: 45 min(s)
- Cook Time: 15 min(s)
- Serves 2
Using wood from grape vines, Adam grills his lobster on an outdoor wood-fire grill. Using the tomalley from the inside of the lobster, he makes a butter to compliment the lobster with a beautiful, rich seafood flavour.
Wine match Domaine A ‘Lady A’ Sauvignon Blanc 2008, Coal River Valley, Tas
Always trust the locals! When they match their regional produce with a nearby wine, just thank your lucky stars and tuck in. This is the root of most famous wine matches around the world, and you know they’ve been practising! This is such a luxurious lobster dish that it deserves a white with a bit of creamy texture, as well as some fresh citrus. It needs a lick of acidity, too, to clean up the palate, so Peter’s long-lived, complex, barrel-aged sauvignon blanc does the trick perfectly.
Ingredients1 southern rock lobster
150g good quality unsalted butter
1 red chilli, sliced
2 lemons (1 juiced, 1 for garnish)
Very good quality sea salt
PreparationChill the lobster in a large bowl of ice water or in the freezer for about 30 minutes until asleep. Spike quickly between the eyes to kill.
Place the lobster in a large pot of boiling water or nage and boil for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl full of ice to arrest the cooking. The lobster will be partially cooked.
Split the lobster in half and scoop out the tomalley. Heat the butter in a saucepan and add the chilli. When the butter is melted, press the tomalley through a sieve and scrape into the butter. Whisk through and add in a squeeze of lemon.
Brush the lobster with the butter and grill over a wood-fired barbecue for 5-10 minutes until cooked through. You can cover the lobster to encourage a smokier taste. While the lobster is grilling, also grill some lemon cheeks, flesh down.
Season well with salt and serve the lobster with a little more of the tomalley butter and the grilled lemon cheeks.
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