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Chef Jamie Gwen’s limoncello lobster tails

Chef Jamie Gwen’s limoncello lobster tails

Lobster and Limoncello, the perfect pairing. This high-acid marinade permeates the lobster meat beautifully, adding a bright citrus flavor. Serve the lobster tails with grilled corn and baby red potatoes (steamed and finished on the grill!), for the ultimate backyard feast.

Chef Jamie Gwen’s limoncello lobster tails, from: Chef Jamie Gwen

Yields: Serves 4


2 pounds fresh lobster tails

2 grapefruits, juiced

1/4 cup Limoncello

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

3 lemons, halved

Unsalted butter



Split each lobster tail; Traditionally, you would cut the top of the shell using kitchen shears, to expose the meat, but I find that the lobster meat tends to overcook a bit that way. I prefer to split each tail completely, leaving the actual tail intact, to minimize the cooking time.

Combine the grapefruit juice and Limoncello in a shallow dish. Add the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Place the split lobster tails in the marinade, meat side down, and let sit for 20 minutes.

Heat your Twin Eagles grill to high and grill the lobster tails, turning often and basting constantly with the marinade, about 4 to 5 minutes or until just cooked through.

Meanwhile, grill the lemons, cut side down, until golden and juicy.

Serve the lobster tails with melted butter and the grilled lemons.

Jamie Gwen is a CIA Grad, Celebrity Chef

Jamie Gwen

Jamie Gwen is a CIA Grad, Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author who can be seen stirring up something delicious on television, on the radio and in print from coast-to-coast. She brings the best to radio with her weekly Syndicated Radio Show heard every Sunday on Radio Stations across the country and in SoCal on Talk Radio 790 KABC. Jamie can be seen on KTLA Channel 5, on HSN and on national television news shows sharing her seasonal lifestyle approach and her passion for food. Her recipes are featured on and on Microsoft’s worldwide Food & Drink App. Jamie’s most recent cookbook, Co-Authored by Lana Sills and entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2”, is now available as an eBook and has been featured on The Talk, Emeril Live and Martha Stewart.