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Easy Grilled Lobster Tails

Easy Grilled Lobster Tails

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled lobster, grilled seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Derrick Riches


  • 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.