Old Hippie’s BBQ Lobster Tail With Cannabutter Recipe

Lobster Tail with Cannabutter

If you like getting high from your munchies in style, this is for you.

OK, so there I was, sitting around on a pretty good day for January (California…January…sunny and T-shirt weather!). I wanted to eat something interesting. And then I remembered I had put a lobster tail away for just such an occasion.

Given the budget we’re on, I don’t eat lobster very often. Try never. But a few months ago I happened to run across a seafood sale and BOGO (buy one, get one free) and so ended up with this lobster tail and a great salmon filet for about what I could actually afford to pay for just the fish in the first place.

I’ve never barbecued a lobster tail before (hell, I’ve never cooked one at all, but I sure wasn’t planning to dunk a live one in a pot), so I checked a bunch of online how-to-grill-a-lobster recipes, and ended up with this one as the best. Then I took the thing out of the freezer to defrost, and today I followed the instructions to the letter. Well, almost.

We were out of garlic, which brings some extra snap to the taste, so I got the instant idea to add some cannabutter to the mostly-butter sauce you’re supposed to baste the lobster with while it’s cooking (leaving out the garlic is optional, but leaving out the lemon juice is not!). I threw about half a teaspoon of cannabutter in with the 3 tablespoons of regular. And this was the result:

Lobster Tail with Cannabutter
Lobster Tail with Cannabutter

I saved about a tablespoon of butter sauce for dipping the pieces in, and it all worked pretty well. You do have to like cannabutter, but the ratio I used means that the canna doesn’t overwhelm the butter (or the lobster, for that matter).

Final results are as follows – taste: 9, appearance: 8, level: [4]

I also cooked eight burgers while I was at it. (That’s for my wife, so she knows I was being useful around the house).


Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. BeyondChronic.com is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.


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