Recipe Time: Garlic & Dill Grilled Caribbean Lobster and Tuna

Looking to spruce up your Easter menu this year with a kick from Jamaica? Couples Tower Isle chef Valentine McKenzie shared with us a new take on the spring holiday with a scrumptious garlic and dill grilled Caribbean lobster and tuna. Read more for full recipe.

Garlic & Dill Grilled Caribbean Lobster and Tuna / Couscous with Roasted Asparagus & Zucchini / Blistered Cherry Tomatoes / Lemon Herb Oil 

2 Persons:
1 Caribbean Lobster (Whole or Tail only) - split in half
2 each 4 oz pieces of fresh tuna
1 small bunch scallion - - chopped 
2 clove garlic - finely chopped  
2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
Juice of 1 Lime 
4 tbsp olive oil 
salt / freshly ground black pepper 

  • Quickly rinse lobster and tuna with cold water
  • Pad dry with kitchen paper towel
  • Season both the lobster and the tuna with salt and black pepper
  • Mix olive oil with scallion, garlic, lime juice and dill
  • Poor marinade over the lobster and tuna. 
  • Allow to marinate in the fridge for about 30 minutes
  • Pre-heat a heavy grill pan for 5 minutes
  • Cook both the lobster and the tuna until done (about 2 minutes on each side)
  • Keep warm 

Couscous with Roasted Veggies 
1 cup couscous 
1 cup chicken stock 
2 tbsp olive oil 
salt / black pepper

Mix couscous with boiling chicken stock. Cover and allow to ‘cook’. Add olive oil and adjust seasoning with salt and black pepper 

small bunch of Asparagus - bottom 1 inch trimmed
1 small zucchini - cut into 1 inch dice
1 cup cherry tomatoes 
1 small red onion  
2 cloves garlic - roughy chopped
sprig of fresh thyme 
4 tbsp olive oil 
salt & freshly ground black pepper 

  • Place all vegetables on a baking sheet
  • Cover with olive oil 
  • Season with salt and pepper 
  • Place into a pre-heated oven (375 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Cook for about 12 minutes - until veggies are cooked and caramelized on the outside 
  • Remove from oven and mix with cooked couscous 

Lemon Herb Oil 

1/2 cup olive oil
zest and juice of 1 lime
salt & freshly ground black pepper 
2 teasp mixed fresh herbs (parsley / cilantro / dill)

Blend all above ingredients in the food processor for 20 seconds 
Serve as shown in the picture 
Finish with a drizzle of herb oil 

ENJOY!

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