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Grilled Garlic Beer Butter Lobster

Grilled Garlic Beer Butter Lobster

I needed a code word, a signal that it was too much. It was devised as a way to tell me that I needed to knock it down a few pegs. When I drink, I get a little less reserved and a little (a lot) more inappropriate.

The people in my life needed a code word to let me know that I needed to pull it back. The code is: "Mississippi." Which spawned the term "Mississippied" as in: "Jackie, you got Mississippied four times last night!"

I tell you this because although I seem a bit reserved on this platform, it’s not because I don’t want to spill my guts to you. I do, but it should only take place in an arena where it’s just between us, where it won’t be immortalized in digital print.

A venue where you can Mississippi me if it gets to be too much.

Last week was a reminder to me that I can do that, if we ever do meet for pints at a pub. After a post that was uncharacteristically vulnerable, I had so many of you reach out, ask if I was OK, tell me that you’d felt the same way from time to time.

So thank you. Thank you for reading what I write, responding to it, and reaching out when you have feelings too.

As a thank you, I made you some grilled lobster, it’s one of my favorite dishes to make for friends.

Grilled Garlic Beer Butter Lobster

Servings 4 servings


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large cloves garlic smashed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup IPA or pale ale beer
  • 4 lobster tails thawed, if frozen


  • Preheat the grill to medium high.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, salt, and beer. Turn off heat and allow to steep for ten minutes.
  • Cut the lobster tails in half, lengthwise. Clean out any vein that may still be there.
  • Place the lobster tails in the pot of butter for ten minutes, allowing to soak in the butter.
  • Remove from butter (reserve butter).
  • Place lobster tails on the grill, cut side down, close the lid. Cook until the tails turn bright red and the flesh has turned white, about five minutes. Turn the tails over, baste with the butter mixture.
  • Remove from the grill, serve immediately.


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Aimee from Run Eat Drink Podcast @runeatdrinkpod August 19, 2017 um 2:55 pm

This looks amazing!! I want it right now!


dragon ball super August 21, 2017 um 6:32 pm

Oh those sound absolutely amazing! I want to try that one!


Nerang B October 5, 2017 um 8:05 am

I have tried this recipe and I love that taste because it’s delicious.


Paula Kiger September 16, 2017 um 2:49 pm

We’re doing it for dinner tonight! I missed your "vulnerable" post but am glad people reached out. We may all be talking to each other through screens and keyboards but connections most definitely matter.


Jackie September 17, 2017 um 4:36 pm

Thank you!! <3


Kim October 19, 2017 um 1:58 pm

There is cooking with beer and then there is what you do with beer. How come we have not created something as simple as ipa butter sauce for lobster before? Our bar may not stop at just ipa butter sauce for lobster… Shrimp, mussels, popcorn…. Next stop, the world!


Jackie October 22, 2017 um 10:23 am

Thank you! Beer and better are a perfect pairing <3


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