Lobster Tails With Champagne Vanilla Sauce

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 502


1 vanilla bean (about 4 inches long)
1 sprig fresh thyme, small
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 cup Brut champagne
1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper

4 lobster tails (uncooked), about 7 ounce each
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon snipped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


TO MAKE THE SAUCE: Cut the vanilla bean in half and split lengthwise. Place in a small saucepan with the thyme, shallots, and champagne. Bring just to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup. The reduction will be a clear golden color.

Remove from the heat and strain the reduction through a sieve. Reserve the vanilla bean. Rinse the saucepan and return the reduction to the pan. Using a sharp paring knife, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the reduction.

Bring the reduction to a simmer and whisk in the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time to fully incorporate, until glistening and smooth. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary. Remove from the heat and set aside until the lobsters are ready. Keep warm.

Place the tails, shell-side down, on a cutting board. Split the tails lengthwise to expose the meat. In a small bowl mash the butter with the lemon juice, chives, and salt using the back of a fork. Spread the butter over the lobster meat and between the shell and the meat. Grill the tails, shell side down, over Direct Medium heat, until opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the meat from the shells and serve immediately with the warm sauce.

From Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. Copyright © 2001 Weber-Stephen Products Co. All rights reserved. First published by Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 502
Calories from Fat: 400

This Lobster Tails With Champagne Vanilla Sauce recipe is from the Weber's Big Book of Grilling Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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