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grilled lobster on a plate

The Best Grilled Lobster Tail Recipe (Crazy Easy)

This grilled lobster tail recipe is tender, full-flavored, and tastes like it came straight out of a fancy steakhouse kitchen. So easy!
Course seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword broiled lobster, lobster recipe, lobster tail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 197kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Butterfly the lobster tails by slicing the the top of the shell with kitchen shears all the way to the base. Pull the meat out and place it gently atop the shell. Score the top of the flesh down the middle if necessary (sometimes it separates easily on its own).
    lobster prepared for cooking
  • In a small bowl, whisk the melted butter with pressed garlic and lemon juice. Set aside.
    melted butter in a bowl
  • Brush lobster tail with avocado or olive oil and season with salt. Place the tails on a grill preheated to 400°F meat side down. Grill lobster for about 5 minutes or until it gets nice, golden grill marks. Flip it it over and grill it for 2-3 more minutes, or until the flesh turns opaque.
    lobster on a grill
  • Brush the lobster with the butter mixture and serve immediately!
    grilled lobster on a plate


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 984mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg