Cedar Plank Lobster and Shrimp with Garlic Butter

2 people
Prep Time:
00h 05
Cook Time:
00h 20

Just when you thought using a cedar plank couldn’t get any easier, Lobster and Shrimp decided to make a guest appearance on your plate.

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Ingredients and Method


  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon, finely chopped
  • 2 cedar planks, soaked for at least 1 hour
  • 2 lobster tails
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • parsley, for serving


  1. FOR THE GARLIC-HERB BUTTER: In a small saucepan, over medium heat melt 1 stick of butter. Add the garlic. Reduce the heat to a very subtle simmer. Simmer, until the garlic is very fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the salt, tarragon and parsley. Remove from heat, cover and set aside while you prepare the fish.
  2. FOR THE LOBSTER TAILS & SHRIMP: Preheat the grill to medium (about 400-450 degrees Fahrenheit)
  3. To prepare the lobster, take a good pair of kitchen shears and cut down the center of the spine (or the top of the tail) lengthwise.
  4. Place the lobster tails and the shrimp in a large bowl. Drizzle with avocado oil and season with salt, pepper and old bay seasoning. Gently toss until coated evenly.
  5. Place the cedar planks on the grill to get hot, about 3 minutes. Once hot, place a lobster tail on each plank. Cook, covered, for 5 minutes.
  6. After 5 minutes, push the tails to the edge of the plank then evenly divide the shrimp amongst both planks. Cover and cook for an additional 6 minutes, flipping shrimp halfway through, about 3 minutes, until they are no longer opaque.
  7. When the lobster and shrimp are cooked through, carefully remove from the grill (I use a good pair of tongs) and serve with the garlic-herb butter. Enjoy!
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