Grilled Spiny Lobster

Another dish that would find its way to a traditional Christmas lunch in on the French Indian Ocean island of La Réunion is grilled spiny lobster which are plentifull in the waters surrounding the island.

Recipe for 4 people:
  • 4 large spiny lobster
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 200g of riz creole
  • salt and pepper
Over on the island people would start a fire on the beach and grill their spiny lobster on it. As the weather won't permit that every where, lets use our good old fashion household grill.

Take your live spiny lobsters by the head, place them on a carving board and with a chopping knife start cutting through the "poor" crustacean digging you knife in the middle of the head, then cut towards the end of the tail. Then cut through the place where your hand was.

Place them on a tray, drizzle with the oil and the juice of the lime. Season well and grill them for about 15-20 minutes.

Serve straight away along with some "riz creole" and of course a glass of ti punch.

Lactose free, gluten free, nut free, suitable for pregnant women.