spicy grilled lobster rolls {game day}

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With a favorite team in Minnesota, my husband and I have mastered the art of homegating in Southern California.  Don’t even ask why this is our team because I am still not clear.  What I am clear on is that I love to entertain.  In the fall, we have friends over every Sunday to watch football, really just a reason to eat, drink and be merry.  I like to go beyond your typical game day food to create comfort dishes that go beyond the expected.  Last weekend’s meal?  Spicy Grilled Lobster Rolls!

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Oh the lobster roll, why are you so good?  I don’t buy lobster tails often because they can be pretty pricey, but I’ve gotten to know my local supermarket butchers and they always call me over when there is a sale on tails.  These tails usually only have a day or two before they need to be cooked, so they are dinner that night.

While I am obsessed with lobster bisque, my favorite soup, I recently gathered my bravery to try grilling lobster tails.  Grilling delicate meats makes me squeamish, but the pay off in flavor is huge.  Plus, grilling is such a great way to cook while entertaining.  Surprisingly, grilling lobster tails is really quite easy, so I implore you to give it a try.

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No matter what I am cooking for football feasts, the end result is typically portable, hand-holding food… burgers, sliders and the like.  Lobster rolls are an easy way to elevate handheld food and today we are going spicy!  Our house loves El Yucateco and I was so excited to find the Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce at Walmart.  This hot sauce is so amazing for cooking, especially grilling as it has a deep smoky flavor.

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I actually used two different hot sauces in these spicy lobster rolls, the Black Label Reserve in the basting butter and the green habanero sauce in the mayo.  The spice level is pretty moderate even still – feel free to adjust the heat up or down to suit your crowd!  The El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce is a favorite in my home.  We put it on and in just about everything; I particularly love it on vegetables, fish and in soups.  It doesn’t have that overly vinegar taste that some hot sauces can have… just fresh, spicy and little bit fruity habanero!

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Find the El Yucateco Hot Sauce line at Walmart in the ethnic foods aisle with the Mexican ingredients.  Note that these are not found with the other hot sauces in the condiment aisle (at least at my store).


Spicy Grilled Lobster Tails

serving: 4

  • 4 lobster tails
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbl El Yucateco Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 inner celery stalks, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 Tbl El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce
  • 2-3 Tbl fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2-3 Tbl fresh lemon juice
  • canola oil
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 4 sandwich rolls
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the lobster tails and boil for 4 minutes. Remove and drain.  Split each lobster tail lengthwise down the underside with a knife or kitchen shears, but do not cut through the back shell.
  2. Mix together butter, honey and Black Reserve Hot Sauce.  Keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  3. Heat grill to medium-high.
  4. Brush the lobster flesh-side with the spicy butter mixture plus salt and pepper.  Place the tails flesh-side down on the grill and grill until slightly charred, about 3 minutes. Flip over, brush with a generous amount of spicy butter, and continue grilling until just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes, brushing with butter throughout.
  5. Remove from grill and apply more spicy butter to the flesh and set aside to cool.
  6. Combine mayo, Green Habanero Hot Sauce, parsley, celery, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl, set aside.  Break open lobster tails and cut the flesh into bite-size pieces.  Mix the lobster in with the mayo mixture.
  7. Portion into 4 sandwich rolls and serve.

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How would you use El Yucateco Hot Sauce on game day?

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  1. September 10, 2015 at 4:51 pm — Reply

    These look absolutely scrumptious. You really do game day right. Thanks for sharing. #client

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