Grilled Lobster Tails with Compound Butter
6 small lobster tails *
Drizzle olive oil
1 cup softened butter
1 roasted red pepper
2 good pinches Saffron
1 pinch salt
Zest of grapefruit
Quick squeeze of grapefruit juice
Skin and seed roasted pepper. Blend together chopped pepper, butter, saffron and a pinch of salt. Drop onto a sheet of plastic wrap or waxed paper and shape into a roll. Chill until firm.
Cut lobster tails open on the soft side of the shell. Drizzle olive oil over tails. Heat BBQ to a high heat. Grill lobster tails until shell becomes quite red all over. Put a pat of the herbed butter on each tail. Zest the grapefruit over the tails and squeeze some of the juice of the grapefruit over all of the tails. Serve immediately.
For other prepared butters, try ripe mango, butter, lime and jalapeño flakes. Try flavours that you enjoy together or ripe locally grown fruit.
* Lobster tails are available in a variety of sizes in Winnipeg at Gimli Fish Market at 596 Dufferin Ave and 625 Pembina Hwy.