How to Grill Lobster Tails

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24-09-2016, 13:20
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Community Tested Grill lobster tails and you'll have a meal that your guests will never forget. For an added treat, throw a couple of steaks on the grill and you'll have an out of this world surf-n-turf. Lobster tails are surprisingly easy to prepare, but the result is a gourmet's delight.


  1. Thaw frozen lobster tails to room temperature. You can thaw the lobster tails in your refrigerator overnight. Another way to thaw is to place the lobster tails in a sturdy plastic bag. Place the bag in a bowl filled with warm water until thawed.
  2. Prepare a garlic butter basting sauce for the lobster tails. Place 4 tablespoons butter in a small dish or saucepan. Warm the butter in the microwave or on a burner turned on medium heat. Stir in 1 finely minced garlic clove and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice. Keep the garlic butter basting sauce warm until you're ready to grill the lobster tails.
  3. Fill a large saucepan with water. Bring the water to a full boil, then turn the heat down to medium-low, so the water is at a slow boil. Drop the lobster tails in the water and boil them for about 2 minutes.
  4. Lay the lobster tails on a cutting board with the bottoms facing up. Use a sharp knife to cut the lobster tails in half lengthwise. Use clean kitchen shears to cut through the shell, if necessary. Brush the fleshy side of the lobster tails with garlic butter basting sauce.
  5. Oil the barbecue grate generously to prevent sticking. Turn a gas grill to medium-high heat. If you're using a charcoal grill, heat the coals ahead of time, then distribute the coals evenly so the heat is even.
  6. Baste the lobster tails with garlic butter basting sauce one more time, then sprinkle the tails with a small amount of salt and pepper and paprika to taste. If the lobster tails are small, place the tails on wood or metal skewers.
  7. Place the lobster tails on the hot grill with the flesh side down. Cook the lobster tails for 4 to 5 minutes, or until you can see light grill marks.
  8. Turn the lobster tails over so the shell side faces down. Cook the lobster tails for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the meat is opaque and firm. Baste the tails often.
  9. Serve lobster tails with melted butter and lemon wedges.


  • If you prefer your lobster tails unseasoned, grill the tails without the garlic butter basting sauce. Save the sauce and serve it for dipping the grilled lobster tails.
  • Pair the grilled lobster tails with white wine. For a vegetable, serve grilled portobello mushroom, onions or zucchini, or roasted red potatoes.

Things You'll Need

  • Lobster tails
  • Plastic bag
  • Bowl
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Small dish or saucepan
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Large saucepan
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Kitchen shears
  • Basting brush
  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Wooden or metal skewers
  • Butter
  • Lemon wedges
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