Grilled Lobster Tails

Prep Time: 15 Min | Cook Time: 10 Min


  • 1
    (2) 8oz. lobster tails
  • 2
    2 sticks salted butter
  • 3
    1 Tbsp. garlic


1. Butterfly the lobster. To do this, use a sharp knife or kitchen shears to split the lobster shell all the way to the tail. Slice the meat in half along the cut line on the shell, being careful not to slice through the lobster. Open the lobster shell-side down and lay it flat.
2. To make clarified butter, melt butter in a pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Skim the foam from the surface. Strain the butter to further remove residue, if desired. Add garlic and stir to combine. Pour into a small bowl and set aside to keep warm.
3. Brush lobster tails with clarified garlic butter and place on the grill, shell-side up, at 400°F for 3-4 minutes. Flip and grill for another 5-6 minutes. Lobster is done when internal temperature reaches 135°F.


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