This will be the most indulgent thing you grill this summer
Our new PC® Butter & Lemon Grilling Lobster Tail Skewers couldn’t be easier to prepare.
Picture this: You’re gazing out over the rugged Nova Scotia coastline, white-crested waves hitting the nearby shore. The sun is warm on your face, and the ocean breeze is salty and crisp. You’ve had the perfect day, and now you’re topping it off with the only thing that could make it any better: fresh lobster—its sweet, tender flesh perfectly prepared, and topped with lemon-and-herb butter.
This butter-basted fantasy is closer than you think, courtesy of the new .
Designed to take the fear factor out of cooking lobster, the could not be simpler to prepare. “When I talk to people about lobster, most of them are scared or intimidated about cooking it themselves,” says James Cranston, the product developer behind this new addition to the freezer section.
The shell is trimmed for you, and they come prebasted in a rich lemon-and-herb butter.
“You just put it on a barbecue or in the oven, and you’ve got lobster on a plate,” he adds.
Although these skewers are made from Nova Scotian lobster, Cranston—originally from the north of England—took inspiration for the product from childhood trips to the Scottish seaside. “As a family, we used to go to these coastal towns in Scotland on holiday, and we always used to get lobster rolls. When I came to Canada, I thought, why not Canadian lobster?”
And not just any lobster: These lobster tails, which come skewered split-in-half, are Marine Stewardship Council-certified, meaning they’re sourced in a way that meets international best practices for sustainability.
“Not many people serve lobster, and because this is so easy to do, it’s just a wow product.”
Cranston suggests preparing the lobster skewer shell down first, “so the butter has time to soak through the tail, which will also help to lock in even more moisture.” Cook it for around 14 minutes, and then flip it over so it’s flesh side down for a further two or three minutes. “That will give it some nice grill marks,” he says.
There are many ways to enjoy this deceptively simple, but always impressive, product. “It could make a great appetizer,” says Cranston, “or you can go classic and .”
But if he had to choose just one, however, he’d opt for his childhood favourite: the lobster roll. Simply remove the shell and lobster from the skewer, and slip it into a . “I would just squeeze some extra lemon over it, and sprinkle it with cut chives,” he says. “I don’t like mayonnaise in my lobster roll, but I know some people do. I prefer it fairly clean.”
All the better to let that lobster shine!
Whichever way you choose to showcase them, are sure to elevate any summer dining experience. As Cranston says, “Not many people serve lobster, and because this is so easy to do, it’s just a wow product.”