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BBQ SOUTHERN ROCK LOBSTER, TARRAGON AND MUSTARD BUTTER

Recipe from Matt Moran- www.mattmoran.com.au

Serves4
INGREDIENTS
2 x 1kg Live Southern Rock Lobsters
200g Salted butter, at room temperature
1 Bunch tarragon, leaves picked
2Tbs Seeded Mustard
1 lemon, zest & wedges for serving

METHOD
1. Pre Heat Barbecue or Grill on high heat

2. To prepare the lobster, place the live lobster into a freezer for an hour, this will put the lobster to sleep.

3. Once the lobster is completely chilled remove from the freezer and using a sharp knife stab the lobster through the head and cut it in half lengthwise through the shell, place the lobsters onto a tray flesh side up.

4. For the butter, place the room temperature salted butter into a medium size mixing bowl, finely chop the tarragon leaves and place into the bowl, add in the seeded mustard and lemon zest, season with salt and pepper to taste then mix well until all ingredients are combined, remove the butter from the bowl and place into cling film or baking paper, roll into a log and using the edges of the cling film tighten the log to remove the air, place the butter into the fridge or freezer until set.

5. Season the lobster halves with salt and pepper, cut the tarragon butter into 1 cm medallions and place 2 medallions on each half lobster.

6. Place the lobsters onto the pre heated barbecue or grill flesh side up and close the lid to keep the heat in, cook for 8-10mins or until the flesh is just translucent in the centre and all the butter has melted and started to caramelise, remove from grill and serve with lemon wedges.

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