Recipes & Preparation - Fiordland Lobster Company

Recipes & Preparation

Southern Rock Lobster is the most flavourful lobster, with flesh that is firm yet extremely tender. The unique creamy flesh and sweet taste allow it to be served raw as sashimi, steamed with garlic, baked with cheese and lobster soup or hot pot.

Kiwis often enjoy lobster simply split and barbequed with a little butter or oil, and who could argue with that? But it is also a very versatile delicacy. We’ve put together some recipes from our staff and friends, the people who know it best.

Grilled Fiordland Lobster with Chilli Ginger Butter & Lime Mayonaise
The joy of these gorgeous precooked crayfish is there is no awkward dispatch moment, that’s all been taken care of. Just split them, grill
them and douse with buttery flavour for sensational Summer eating. This recipe also is a great edible holiday gift to share. Make the
butter ahead, wrap in baking paper, roll and refrigerate to share with friends. It keeps in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

2 Pre-Cooked Fiordland Lobster, thawed
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
150g butter, softened
1 large red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped
1 small thumb ginger, [approx. 2cm x 2cm] peeled and finely grated
Finely Grated Zest of a Lime
¼ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 cup good quality mayonnaise
Zest & Juice of a small lemon & the same of a lime
Salt & Pepper
Fresh Lime wedges, crusty bread and extra coriander for serving
With a wooden spoon, stir butter until it creamy. Mix in chilli, ginger, lime zest and chopped coriander to combine
evenly. Dollop onto baking paper, form into a small log, twisting ends tight and refrigerate until needed.
In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise with lemon and lime zest and juice. Taste, season & set refrigerate until needed.
Split thawed crayfish tails in half lengthways & remove any green or black waste from the body cavity.
Heat a barbecue or grill pan to a medium to high heat and if your BBQ doesn’t have a hood, heat oven to 200°C.
Drizzle the cut side of the tails with a little oil and grill cut side down for 1-2 minutes until nice coloured grill marks
appear. Place tails cut side up and dot with fine slices of the chilled chilly butter. Put them on an oven tray at this point
if you can’t pull the hood down.
Bake tails for 2-3 minutes to finish heating through and melt the butter.
Serve immediately with the Lime Mayo & crusty bread to mop up the juices.