Check out some easy tips to help you Grill a Lobster Tail. Follow them and you’ll Get the Perfect grilled Lobster Tail Every time!
How to Grill a Lobster Tail
I’ve become the non-official/official griller in my home. My hubby still commandeers the big events and parties but if it’s a small family dinner or lunch you’ll catch me at the grill. This wasn’t always the case! A few years back the very thought of grilling anything was scary. Lobster? out of the question. That being said, ever since we moved to New England eating lobster has become a wonderful and delicious norm. Especially when local places like Stew Leonard’s ( Heaven on Earth people, seriously you haven’t lived until you’ve gone to one!)have some amazing sales <ahem, clearing throat> like $4.99 a tail! So it’s no wonder stepping outside of my comfort circle becomes a must!
One of our favorite ways to eat this crustacean delicacy is grilled. New England summers are unlike anything you can imagine. Sure the locals complain about the heat (But I’m from Florida folks this is gorgeous). On <most>evenings you get this nice breeze that makes grilling almost therapeutic. So with Mocktail in hand (remember I’m pregnant folks!) and a spatula in hand the sky is the limit to what I can create.
Grilling a Lobster Tail is easy
So with those tools in hand, I’m here to take away the fear of grilling a lobster. Grilling a lobster is actually a super fast process and actually incredibly easy. I actually think it’s easier than grilling it’s land locked side kicks like chicken and pork.
What you need to grill the perfect lobster tail
- ½ stick butter, melted
- Juice from ½ lemon
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- ⅛ Old Bay Seasoning
- 4 lobster tails
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
Before you begin you’ll mix the butter, lemon, garlic, sea salt & Old bay seasoning. Set aside for later.
To begin you need the main stars ,the lobster tails. They may come frozen so just give them a bit to thaw out or run them under cold water before grilling. There are a lot of recipes that call for using cooking shears to cut through the top of the shell, but instead I cut down lengthwise through the centers of the softer bottom shells of the lobster tails.
The reason being that I like to add the butter mixture while it cooks and it gives it the perfect cuping action to just cook that delicious lobster meat.
To begin grilling the lobster, preheat grill to medium high heat.
Brush the cut side with avocado oil.
Place the tails cut side down on the heated grill for 5 minutes, until the top shells are bright red.
Flip the tails over and spoon the butter mixture on top of each tail. (see this is why I prefer cutting inside and not outside)
There are no words for the deliciousness this creates.
Grill for about 5 minutes more.
Serve the lobster tails with the rest of the butter mixture and enjoy!
You may be tempted to over cook the lobster but don’t because it will make the lobster tough and chewy. If done right you’ll taste perfection. You really just need to gauge it on the shell and it’s redness.
This is so crazy easy to make and a delicious dish to enjoy all summer long.
So what are you waiting for? Check out this delicious dish for yourself and get to grilling!
Looking for some delicious sides you can include with this? Why not include my amazing and Easy Red Potato Salad.