There is more to cooking lobster tails than just boiling, steaming and grilling. Try out one of our original lobster tail recipes you can prepare at home.
Do not put away your grill yet. The fall is the best time of year to enjoy some real Maine lobster tails on the grill. Grilling lobster tails is a snap. If you can light a grill, you can cook frozen lobster tails. Watch our video on how to grill lobster tails. Below is a great recipe for grilling lobsters at home.
Here is a step-by-step recipe for how to grill lobsters on the backyard grill.
Grilled Lobster Ingredients
2 live lobsters, 1 1/2 lb. or 2 lb. each
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp. Lemon juice
1 tbsp. finely shredded lemon peel
2 tsp. chopped tarragon
2 tsp. chopped chives
3/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
Kill live lobster. You may do so in whatever fashion you please, I personally use the method of taking a sharp knife, and inserting it into the back of the lobsters head, between the eyes. (If squeamish about the knife into the lobster head, an alternative you may use is bringing enough water to cover the lobster to a boil, and placing the lobsters in head first and boiling for 2 minutes)
Next use kitchen shears to make 2 cuts lengthwise and 2 cuts across the lobsters on the underside of the tail. Remove thin membrane. Cut lengthwise through flesh of each tail, but not through the back shell. Open Tails, exposing meat. Use the knife to scrape out black vein that runs length of lobster. Remove and discard body cavity organs that are near head. Rinse under cold water. Pat dry.
Lightly coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium, and prepare for indirect cooking.
In a small saucepan cook and stir butter, lemon juice, peel, tarragon, and chives over low heat until butter is melted.
Place lobsters, shell-side down on the grill rack. Brush generously with some butter mixture. Grill covered for 15-18 minutes or until lobster meat is nearly opaque, brushing twice with mixture. Do not turn lobsters. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and drizzle with remaining butter mixture. Cover and grill 6-8 more or until lobster meat is opaque. Do not overcook.
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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 lobster on the grill. Grilled lobster is quick and easy. Take the plunge and discover how deliciously simple it is to grill lobster at home. If you can light a grill, you can grill lobster tails. Here is a simple recipe for grilled lobster using either frozen lobster tails or whole, live lobsters. Our grilled lobster 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!
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
Directions for Grilled Lobster
1. Thaw tails in the refrigerator.
2. Brush grill grid with oil and prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal or gas grill. As the grill heats, prepare lobster tails.
a. Set each lobster tail on a cutting board with the translucent membrane down, curve shell facing up.
b. Now butterfly your lobster tail. With kitchen shears or heavy knife, cut through the curved shell and meat, leaving membrane intact.
c. Open tail gently like a book so its hinged in the center.
3. 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.
4. 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
Grilling Whole Lobster
1. Par boil your live lobsters first for approximately 4 minutes, drain and cool slightly.
2. Turn lobster belly side up and cut the lobster lengthwise completely through the meat and shell to yield two halves per lobster. Discard the dark stomach (a gritty sac) that’s located behind the eyes, and the soft green tomally (liver). Rub olive into the meat as in the grill lobster lobster tails above (step 2).
3. Start the lobster meat side down on grill, and then grill 8-10 minutes, turning once.
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Also, be sure to check out our video for grilling lobster tails.
Make your Cinco de Mayo a lobster party with lobster tails and lime butter. You can also barbecue lobster tails on the grill. Be careful not to overcook. We suggest medium heat.
With the warm weather this Memorial Day weekend the boats are out hauling in lobsters for the summer season. For lobster lovers who do not want to handle live lobster, lobster tails are the right choice for you to throw a Memorial Day lobster party. Add a little zest to your summertime fun with this recipe for lobster tails with balsamic dressing.
4 Lobster Tails from LobsterAnywhere!
Select 6-7 oz. lobster tails, 8-10 oz., 16-20 oz. tails
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1 tbsp chopped shallots
1 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Cut the bottom of the lobster tail shell with kitchen scissors, so they will lie flat. Put in shallow dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over tails. Marinate for at least two hours in the refrigerator, turning a few times. Broil tails, basting with marinade, for 12-15 minutes. Alternatively, you can grill your lobster tails.
To learn more about our lobster tails, see our article Lobster Tails for any Season and our video for how to cook lobsters on the grill. LobsterAnywhere ships hand-selected, hard-shell Maine lobsters tails right to your doorstep.