Moreton Bay "bugs" are really slipper lobsters, similar to rock lobsters. This recipe uses lobster tails instead. Adapted from the Barbecue Bible, which misspells it "Morton."
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- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried mint)
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce (or soy sauce)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 4 lobster tails, 8-9 ounces each, halved lengthwise and deveined (or Moreton Bay Bugs if you can find them)
- 1Preheat grill to high.
- 2Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat.
- 3Add mint, ginger, garlic and zest.
- 4Increase heat to medium.
- 5Cook until mixture is fragrant but not browned, about 3 minutes.
- 6Stir in fish sauce and lime juice.
- 7Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
- 8Brush butter mixture over cut side of lobsters.
- 9Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- 10When ready to cook, oil the grill grate.
- 11Arrange lobster on the grate, cut side down, and grill for 6-8 minutes.
- 12Turn with tongs.
- 13Grill for 6-8 minutes more, basting generously several times with butter mixture.
- 14Serve with remaining butter, if any.
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Nutritional Facts for Moreton Bay Bugs With Ginger Mint Butter
Serving Size: 1 (54 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 213.7
- Calories from Fat 207
- Total Fat 23.0 g
- Saturated Fat 14.6 g
- Cholesterol 61.0 mg
- Sodium 1064.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 1.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
- Sugars 0.6 g
- Protein 1.1 g
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