Per serving | Every summer the last week of July, before the commercial spiny lobster season begins, South Floridians take advantage of lobster mini-season to snag their share of these tasty crustaceans. Even non-fishermen get into the action, using tickle sticks to coax the “bugs” out of their rocky holes into a waiting net. While not so tender as their Maine cousins, Florida spiny lobster tails are mildly sweet and briny, and even more delicious grilled and enjoyed with family and friends.
Uncooked lobster tails
Extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Plan on about a pound per person. Split each lobster in half lengthwise. Brush tail meat with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill shell side down for 5-6 minutes. Turn and grill until meat is opaque in center, about 2 minutes.