Grilled Lobster with Cilantro-Chili Butter

 
4 oz. unsalted butter, softened
3 tbsp. minced cilantro
4 Jalapeno chiles, stemmed, 
   seeded, and minced
1 lime, zested and quartered
2  2-lb. live lobsters
1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
 
1. In a small bowl, stir together butter, cilantro, chiles, and lime zest; set aside.  Split each lobster in half lengthwise through its head and tail. Scoop out and discard the yellow-green innards and cut off the claws. Transfer the lobster halves, shell side down, to a baking sheet; crack the lobster claws and transfer them to the baking sheet. Drizzle lobster halves and claws with oil and season with salt and pepper.
 
2. Build a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat a 12″ cast-iron grill pan over medium-high heat.) Place lobster halves (flesh side down) and claws on grill and cook for 5 minutes. Turn over lobster halves and claws and spread each with some of the cilantro–chile butter; continue cooking until cooked through, about 3 minutes more. Serve with lime wedges. 
 
SERVES 2 – 4

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