Maine Lobster "alla Griglia" Recipe

Maine Lobster "alla Griglia" Recipe
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

An Italian twist on the Northeast staple, this grilled recipe combines the sweetness of spring onions with the tang of Calabria peppers.

 

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2
Servings
1447
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Two  1 1/2 pounds Maine lobsters
  • bunches spring onions
  • 2  Cups  mixed baby heirloom tomatoes
  • 2  Ounces  Calabria peppers, chopped
  • small red onion, minced
  • oranges, peeled and chopped with seeds removed
  • bay leaf
  • 1  Cup  orange juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  sunflower oil
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4  Cup  lime juice
  • 2  Tablespoons  honey
  • 1/4  Cup  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8  Cup  good aged balsamic
  • 2  Tablespoons  flat leaf parsley, julienned
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for seasoning

Directions

Split the lobsters in half and crack the claws. Season well with salt, pepper and olive olive oil and place on a hot grill. Cook the lobsters for approximately 10-12 minutes, until the meat pulls away from the shell. Remove from the shell, cut into bite sized pieces and marinate while warm with the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and parsley leaves. Chill and reserve.

Season and grill the spring onions, if they are small split them in half and if the are large cut them in quarters. Cook them until they are tender.

In a medium sized sauce pot add sunflower oil and sweat the onions over a low heat. Add the oranges after 5 minutes and then the honey and cook until the honey is light brown, about 5 minutes. Add the orange juice, zest of the lemons, calabria peppers and bay leaf. Cook the mixture down over a low heat until it is jam like consistency. Reserve.

Quarter the baby tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and olive oil. To serve, toss the lobster with a tablespoon of jam, tomatoes, and onions and dress with salt, balsmic and olive oil.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
77g
100%
Sugar
80g
89%
Saturated Fat
26g
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
172g
100%
Protein
20g
43%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
53mg
71%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
38µg
42%
Calcium, Ca
249mg
25%
Choline, total
79mg
19%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
15g
60%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
127µg
32%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
174mg
54%
Manganese, Mn
4mg
100%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
672mg
96%
Selenium, Se
57µg
100%
Sodium, Na
602mg
40%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
162g
6%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

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