How to Grill Lobster Tails
Easy way to impress friends and family or that special someone in your life, if you can afford the lobster. But you better tell them not to get used to it. Simple grilled lobster tails.
- 2 lobster tails 8oz to 10oz
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 lemon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch pepper
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.
Cut the Lobster Tails in Half
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.
Prep the grill
Make sure you are starting with a clean and well pre-heated grill before grilling your lobster tails to minimize sticking. Using a gas grill, turn the grill to medium-high heat. For charcoal, distribute the coals so there is an even heat.
Grilling the Lobster Tails
Once the grill is hot, at least 15 minutes, 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.
Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg