Grilled lobster and corn on the cob are brushed with spicy butter in this delicious recipe from chef Brad Farmerie. It's the perfect dinner to make when you're entertaining for a crowd in summer.
Make the sun-dried chile butter: Place butter in a small saucepan and melt over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until butter turns light golden brown; stir in Aleppo pepper. Remove from heat; set aside.
Prepare the lobster: Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add lobsters, one at a time, and cook until bright red, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from water and halve lengthwise. Clean lobsters, removing claws and cracking. Transfer to a large bowl and add olive oil, lemons, and black pepper; toss to combine and set aside.
Preheat a grill: If using a charcoal grill, make a fire in your grill. When the charcoals are completely covered in gray ash, hold your hand about 5 inches above the grill grid; count how many seconds you can comfortably leave it there. When you can hold it there for 2 to 3 seconds, you have medium-high heat and are ready to grill. If you are using a gas grill, heat the grill for 15 minutes with the lid closed. Before beginning to cook, reduce the temperature by turning the knobs to medium-high.
Make the corn: In a small bowl, whisk together oil and 1 tablespoon water. Place corn in a large bowl and brush with oil mixture. Place corn on grill and cook, turning, until all sides are light golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
When corn is almost finished cooking, place lobster on grill, cut-side down, until meat is lightly charred, about 1 minute. Turn lobster and brush tail meat with some of the chile butter. Place lobster claws on grill and cook, turning, until each side is charred. Add lemons to grill, cut-side down. Cook until tail meat turns opaque and begins to pull away from shell, 4 to 5 minutes.
Transfer corn, lobster, and grilled lemons to a large bowl. Drizzle with remaining chile butter and sprinkle with chives; toss to combine. Arrange corn and lobster on a serving platter; garnish with tomatoes, lime wedges, and cilantro.