Grilling Lobster Tails: tips and techniques

Grilling Lobster Tails is easy when you follow the basic recipe shown below. 

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tips for Grilling Lobster Tails

Try this classy recipe at your next back yard barbecue. 


  • 4 lobster tails with the shell on
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter or margarine
  • 1 fresh lemon 


  1. Cut down the center of the underside of the tail to expose the meat.
  2. Pull away the shell from the underside to leave the meat exposed.
  3. Set the grill to medium heat.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter
  5. Add the juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon.
  6. Brush the butter and lemon mixture over the exposed meat.
  7. Place the tails on the grill, meat side down.
  8. Cook for about 10 minutes
  9. Turn the Grilling Lobster Tails over and cook for another 4 minutes.
  10. The tails will curl when done.
  11. Remove tails from the grill with a pair of tongs and serve with a small dish of melted lemon butter for dipping.

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