Grilled Spiny Lobster with Basil Butter

French West Indies

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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

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This imposing dish is the speciality of a New Age inn called Hostellerie des Trois Forces in St. Barthélemy. Astrologer-chef Hubert Delamotte makes it with spiny lobster, which has a broad tail and fiercely barbed carapace, but no claws. If you live in Florida or Texas, the equivalent would be a “Florida” lobster. Maine lobster can be prepared the same way. Whichever lobster you use, you’ll surely enjoy the way the fragrance of the basil brings out the sweetness of the lobster meat. Serve t