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ChilliGarlicGrilledLobster_HMy friend just delivered a box of gorgeous Lobsters fresh of the boat and into a packed box all the way from beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia right into the Kravings Kitchen. What I didn’t realize  was that these gorgeous creatures are live and that I would  have to kill or ‘dispatch’ them, before I respectfully slather them in a chilli garlic compound butter and cook it on my grill. This recipe is credited to Gordon Ramsay and I’ve taken it and given it my Kravings twist!

These lobsters are the star of the show but I’m going to pair it with a fabulous Bloody Mary Linguine.

In this recipe I will make a  compound butter, that is ridiculously easy to prepare and a great way to store ingredients to pack flavour in any recipes. See video for how to make and store a compound butter.

There’s a couple of ways to prepare lobsters –  cook it in a pot of boiling water, steam it or grill. To maximize the flavour There are a couple of ways to kill or dispatch these lobsters in a humane way – one is to stick them in your freezer for 15 minutes so they freeze instantly and the other way is to insert your knife quickly just below and between their eyes. I have to admit, I’ve never killed a live Lobster and I was quite frankly terrified to have to do it – you can just boil these for 10 mins and then grill them, but I wanted to grill them raw to maximize flavor.

If you want to watch how to dispatch a Lobster, click here. I want to caution you that the footage  is pretty graphic – it was as painful to me as it was to the poor Lobster.

Using a sharp knife, insert your sharp knife at the center and cut straight through outwards and repeat the same process towards the end of the tail. Smother it in some Chilli and garlic butter. You may notice that it’s a bit tricky to add butter because the flesh of the lobster is very moist. When grilling, don’t add your losters to the grill if it’s on a very high setting, the butter will drip quickly and deposit a lot of soot on your Lobster meat, instead, heat your grill and then turn the flame down and slowly cook the lobster for about – 10- 15 mins.

Chilli Garlic Grilled Lobsters


  • 2 Lobsters sliced horizontally
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup salted butter)
  • 4 Red chillies
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • Parsley for garnish


  1. Slice the chillies and garlic and pound it in a mortar with a pestle or use a food processor and pulse it
  2. Fold this into the butter
  3. Prepare your Lobsters(see video for instructions)
  4. Slather your Lobsters with butter
  5. Heat your grill, turn it down and then grill the Lobsters for 10 - 15 mins till cooked
  6. Baste the Losters with additional butter
  7. Garnish with Parsley