Memorial Day is fast approaching and we are readying our grills for the summer season. One of the best things to kick off the summer season is to learn how to grill lobsters at home. Lobster tails benefit from the quick cooking and smoky flavor of the grill. Grilled lobster is quick and easy. Take the plunge and discover how deliciously simple it is to grill lobster tails at home.
If you can light a grill, you can grill lobster tails. Here is a simple recipe for frozen grilled lobster tails. Our grilled lobster tail recipe is uncomplicated. You do not want to overpower the sweet, delicate flavor of the lobster meat. Try pairing grilled lobster with a nice steak or fresh shrimp! Grilling lobster tails is a snap. If you can light a grill, you can cook frozen lobster tails. Grilling lobster takes about the same prep time as the conventional boiling and steaming methods. The real difference is the grill will imbue the smoky flavors of the coals and any marinades or butters.
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What you Need for Grilled Lobster Tails
- Four 8-10 oz. Lobster Tails or four 1 1/2 to 2 pound live lobsters
- 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 stick of unsalted butter
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Learn how to Boil, Bake, Broil & Poach Frozen Lobster Tails.
Directions Grilled Lobster Tails at Home
- Thaw tails in the refrigerator.
- Prior to starting the grill , pour a small amount of vegetable oil on a paper towel and lightly coat the grill rack (or lightly spray grill rack with cooking spray).
- Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill. As the grill heats, prepare lobster tails.
- Set each lobster tail on a cutting board with the translucent membrane down, curve shell facing up. Now butterfly your lobster tail. With kitchen shears or heavy knife, cut through the curved shell and meat, leaving membrane intact. Open tail gently like a book so its hinged in the center.
- Use about 1 teaspoon of olive oil for each lobster tail; rub onto the cut surfaces of the lobster meat, and season to taste with salt and pepper. The olive oil keeps the lobster from drying out on the grill.
- Place lobster tails on the grill , meat-side up. Grill lobster, with grill lid closed, until the meat is opaque, 6-8 minutes, turning once. Be careful not to overcook!
- Squeeze fresh sliced lemon half over lobster and drizzle and serve with melted unsalted butter
Don’t have a grill? Here are directions for how to steam or boil lobster tails at home.
See our detailed instructions for how to cook a whole, live lobster on the grill.
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- First, they are split and cleaned, so you do not need kitchen shears, or a chef’s knife to butterfly the tails.
- Second, only hard shell, cold water tails are used so you are guaranteed a tail full of meat.
- Finally, each tail is tunnel frozen, locking in the fresh taste and flavor of lobster.
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