Grilled Lobster with Miso Butter Recipe

Grilling lobster is quick and easy—and it tastes pretty amazing, too.
Grilled Lobster with Miso Butter Recipe
Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 2
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes


1 lobster (about 2 pounds|900 grams)
4 tablespoons|56 grams unsalted butter
2 tablespoons|40 grams white miso
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus wedges to serve
2 scallions, thinly sliced
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place the lobster on a sheet tray and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer and puncture it in its brain, then halve it lengthwise.
  2. Light a grill. Place the butter in a small saucepan on the grill and whisk in the miso until melted and smooth. Whisk in the lime juice and throw in the scallions. Keep warm.
  3. Add the lobster, cut-side down, and grill until nearly cooked through, 10 minutes. Flip over, then baste with some miso butter. Serve with more miso butter on the side and lime wedges.

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