Grilled Lobster with Charred Chili Sauce Recipe

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Patrick Published: May 4, 2021 Modified: August 5, 2021
Grilled Lobster with Charred Chili Sauce Recipe

How To Make Grilled Lobster with Charred Chili Sauce

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner meal by whipping up this tender grilled lobster dish that’s served topped with a homemade smoky chili sauce!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 1 hour
Total: 2 hours



  • 2large plum tomatoes
  • 1spanish onion
  • 1scotch bonnet,or habanero chili
  • 2medium garlic cloves
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspfresh thyme leaves
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped, leaves and stems
  • 2tbspfresh mint,finely chopped
  • cupsesame oil
  • 2tbspsoy sauce,low-sodium
  • 2lobsters,(1¼ to 1½ lbs each)
  • 4tbspunsalted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  2. Toss the tomatoes, onion, chili, and garlic with the olive oil. Arrange the mixture on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with thyme.

  3. Roast, shaking the pan periodically to ensure even cooking, for about 30 minutes, until all vegetables are well charred. Remove pan from oven and let vegetables cool to room temperature.

  4. Put the charred vegetables in a food processor. Add the cilantro and mint, and process to a coarse puree. With the motor running, drizzle in sesame oil, then add soy sauce, and puree until smooth.

  5. Place the lobster halves cut side up in a large baking dish or other container large enough to hold them in a single layer. Spoon half of chili sauce over the lobsters.

  6. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Reserve remaining sauce.

  7. When ready to cook lobster, preheat a gas grill or a ridged grill pan to medium or prepare a fire in a charcoal grill, letting the coals burn down until covered in white ash. Oil the grill rack.

  8. Lift lobster halves from marinade and turn them over, letting any excess marinade run off.

  9. Put them cut side down on the grill, and cook for 5 minutes. Use tongs to turn them over and grill, using a brush to baste meat with the butter, for another 5 minutes, or until meat turns opaque and begins to pull away from shell.

  10. Put 1 lobster half on each plate and the remaining sauce in a bowl.

  11. Spoon remaining chili sauce over lobster, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 239.33kcal
  • Fat: 18.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.60g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.85g
  • Fiber: 1.45g
  • Sugar: 2.47g
  • Protein: 14.12g
  • Cholesterol: 125.78mg
  • Sodium: 763.28mg
  • Calcium: 91.80mg
  • Potassium: 358.29mg
  • Iron: 1.00mg
  • Vitamin A: 125.45µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.38mg
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