Have a special occasion coming up, but need a recipe for Easy Grilled Lobster Tails? Well, look no further because these grilled lobster tails are just that; easy and delicious. Now, there is no need to find live lobsters for this dish (unless you have access to freshly caught lobster, then go for it!). Otherwise, purchase the tails from your local grocery store or fishmonger.
Shopping list for easy grilled lobster tails:
Lobster tails: about 8-10 ounces each. Fresh if you can get it, but frozen will work in a pinch.
Unsalted butter: You will need 1/2 stick
Lemon juice: I love fresh lemon juice. It adds a nice bright hit of flavor to seafood.
Fresh dill: Adds a nice fresh herbal flavor to foods. If you’re not a fan of dill, feel free to use your favorite fresh herbs instead.
Granulated garlic, salt, and black pepper: if you do not have granulated garlic, fresh minced garlic or garlic powder will work! Two cloves minced is all you’ll need. If you’re a garlic lover, then add another clove or two to suit your tastes.
Preparing the lobster:
Using sharp kitchen shears, make a vertical cut from the top to about ¼ of an inch above the tail. Do not cut through the tail. If you so choose, you can make diagonal cuts on both sides (about 1/4 -1/2 an inch) and gently part the shell, and pull the lobster meat on top. The shell will serve as a platform with the exposed flesh on the top.
Grilling lobster tails:
Place the prepped and lobster tails onto a hot grill (350-375 degrees F.). Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the lobster reaches 140 degrees F. Check multiple tails for doneness before removing from the grill. Plate up these easy grilled lobster tails with extra lemon wedges.
These easy grilled lobster tails are just wonderful on their own; however, for special occasions, they work well as part of a surf n turf meal. Try out some of our amazingly delicious steak recipe to pair with this lobster dish!
- 6 lobster tails 8-10 ounces each
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- Juice of two medium lemons
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill or herb of choice finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt add more if desired
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic optional
- Pinch of black pepper
- Preheat grill for medium-high heat.
- Using sharp kitchen shears, make a vertical cut from the top to about ¼ of an inch above the tail. Do not cut through the tail. If you so choose, you can make diagonal cuts on both sides (about 1/4 -1/2 an inch) and gently part the shell, and pull the lobster meat on top. The shell will serve as a platform with the exposed flesh on the top.
- Blot exposed flesh portion gently with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
- Combine melted butter with remaining ingredients. Let stand for 1-2 minutes to give the salt time to dissolve. Stir one again.
- Generously brush the mixture onto the exposed flesh of the lobster tails.
- Place onto grill and cook for 5-8 minutes, depending on the size of the tails. Once the shell turns bright pinkish-red tone and the internal temperature of the lobster meat reaches 140 degrees, they are done.
- Remove tails from the grill and place onto a clean platter. Serve with freshly cut lemon wedges and your favorite side dish.
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