How to Grill Lobster Tails

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How to Grill Lobster Tails

July 8, 2008

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What better way to impress your grilling friends than to serve up grilled lobster tails. Don't tell them, but grilling lobster tails is pretty easy to do! And delicious.  The hardest part of this recipe is deciding which guests are worthy of this awesome treat.  Add a nice steak to the menu and you will have friends for life!  Follow these easy steps for grilling lobster tails.

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Ingredients

2 8oz to 10oz lobster tails

4 tablespoons butter

1 garlic clove

1 lemon

salt and pepper

Directions

If the lobster tails are frozen, start by thawing them to room temperature by placing them in a plastic bag and then submerge them in a warm bowl of water.

Prepare Basting Sauce. Next create a basting sauce. Melt the butter in a small dish in the microwave, or warm in a small pan and remove from heat. Mince the garlic or use a garlic press to mince the garlic and add to warm butter. Add one tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice and stir.

Halve the tail. Lay the tails bottom side up on a cutting board. Using a large knife, cut the tails in half length-wise. Use kitchen scissors to get all the way through the shell if you need to. Using a brush, thoroughly baste the flesh side of the tails with the butter mixture.

Cut the lobster tail in half

Prep the grill. Clean and oil the grate to prevent sticking. Using a gas grill, turn the grill to medium-high heat. For charcoal, distribute the coals so there is an even heat.

Grilling lobster tails. Once the grill is hot, give the lobster tails one last baste, add a bit of salt and pepper and place them flesh side down on the hot grill. Be careful of flare-ups from the dripping butter. Cook flesh side down for 4 to 5 minutes until light grill marks show. Flip the lobster tails to shell side down. Baste with the butter mixture several times during the next 3 to 6 minutes until the lobster meat is firm and opaque.

Basting the lobster tails

Finally.... Tie on your lobster bibs, heat some butter, and dig in.

Or, better yet, add a few filets to the grill, and you have a beautiful Surf and Turf.

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