Recipe: Grilled Lobster

Many of us have had boiled or steamed lobster, but did you know that it’s just as quick and easy to grill a lobster? Grilled lobster has incredible flavor that’s perfect for a light summer meal. We use just a bit of butter and fresh lemon juice on our lobster, then serve it with boiled or roasted new potatoes and a glass of Chardonnay. (Our favorites right now include Edna Valley Chardonnay, Caves De Lugny Unoaked Chardonnay and Stag’s Leap Karia Chardonnay.)

The only daunting thing about this particular preparation is cutting the live lobsters in half lengthwise. If you are not comfortable doing this, our full-service seafood counter would be happy to cut it for you at the store before you head home to cook it for dinner – just ask!

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Mollie Stone’s Markets Original Recipe
Serves 4


  • 2 fresh lobster, cut in half lengthwise
  • 4 oz melted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/3 bunch of cilantro, to garnish


Brush the split lobster with melted butter. Place on the grill, shell-side down, for approximately 8-10 minutes. Turn and cook an additional 4 minutes until the lobster meat is white and no longer translucent. Remove from the grill and brush again with melted butter and the juice of half of the lemon.

Cut the other half of the lemon into wedges. Garnish the lobster with the cilantro and lemon wedges.