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Credit: Photography: Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Claire Spollen; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe Summary

active:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Yield:
Serves 8
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Ingredients

HERBED OIL
LOBSTERS
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the herbed oil: Cut garlic head in half crosswise; remove as many dried skins from garlic as you can. Place olive oil and garlic halves in a small saucepan over low, and bring to a simmer. Cook until garlic is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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  • Remove oil from heat; cool 20 minutes. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a blender; discard solids. Add parsley, basil, salt, and crushed pepper; process until herbs are finely pureed and oil takes on a green hue. Chill until ready to grill lobsters.

  • Prepare the lobsters: Light charcoal briquettes in a large grill, and allow fire to burn until coals are gray and very hot (high heat, 450°F to 500°F).

  • Fill a large pot with 3 gallons cold water. Add white wine, vinegar, and salt to water; cover and bring to a rolling boil over high. Add lobsters, and cook 3 minutes.

  • Remove lobsters with tongs, and cool 10 minutes. Split whole lobsters lengthwise down the middle with a long, sharp knife. (Do your best to split cleanly, to keep as much of the tomalley and roe intact inside the lobster shell.) Brush meat side of each lobster with 2 teaspoons of the herbed oil.

  • Place lobsters on oiled grill rack, meat side down. Grill lobsters, uncovered, until starting to char, 2 to 3 minutes. Carefully flip them over, and grill until bubbles start to form around the meat, about 2 minutes. Remove from grill. Serve with lemon wedges, and drizzle with herbed oil.

Source

Providence, Los Angeles

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