Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter placed together on a serving platter.

This week I made Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter, and oh man, it was next level! I split some whole lobsters in half and then seasoned them with an insanely delicious seafood rub. Instead of your traditional garlic butter sauce, I heated some honey, butter, hot sauce, and red chili flakes to glaze on the lobster at the end. I’m so stoked I made these because they were so tasty! Perfect for a chill night in, date night or even a special dinner.

For this recipe, I used my Breeo Y Series, and boy did it do a fine job grilling this lobster dish to perfection! I love cooking with my Y Series  because it’s super portable and creates a â€śsmokeless” fire.

Post Sponsored by Breeo

Why You’ll Love Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter

This Grilled Lobster recipe is super easy. It’s perfect if this is your first time cooking a lobster or even if you’re a veteran lobster griller. Regardless, this Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter recipe  is quick,easy and will yield a delicious lobster dinner. These tails are grilled until completely tender and melt-in-you-mouth-delicious. Plus, the hot honey butter gives it a sweet and slightly spicy finish you can’t pass up. Serve these the next time you have company because this recipe is sure to impress. 

The Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter cooking on the grill.

For additional hearty recipes, check out my Surf and Turf Nachos or Surf and Turf Butter Burger!

There are many ways to cook and enjoy lobster tails, but this recent honey butter recipe has to be one of my top choices. It’s like eating a sweet and salty treat for dinner. So freakin’ delicious!

How to Make Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter

Recipe Ingredients

Lobster:

  • 2 Whole Fresh Lobsters (no need for live lobsters, but the fresher, the better)
  • Canola Oil
  • Lemons

Seasoning:

  • Kosher Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Thyme
  • Cayenne Powder

Hot Honey Butter: (or your favorite herb butter)

  • Melted Butter
  • Hot Sauce
  • Honey
  • Red Chili Flakes 

Let’s Get Cooking

Now we’re on to the fun part—cooking!

Prep the Lobster Tails

The first step is to split and clean your whole lobster tails on a clean work surface.

In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients for the seasoning. Lather your split and cleaned lobster halves with canola oil, then thoroughly season. Set in the fridge until you are ready to cook.

The raw lobster tails before being placed on the grill.

Pro Tip: If you’re using live lobsters, it’s better to clean and season them sooner rather than later. The lobster’s nervous system won’t shut down immediately after cleaning and halving it. Placing the lobster halves in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes will help prevent you from cooking a lobster half that is still slightly twitching. 

Preheat your Breeo Y Series Grill to medium heat (about 350F).

Make the Hot Honey Butter

The hot honey butter simmering together in a skillet on a grill.

Add a cast iron skillet over the coals to preheat for 1 minute. Melt the butter, then add your hot sauce, honey, and red chili flakes. Once done, pull off and keep warm.

Grill the Lobster Tails

Pull out your fresh lobster tails, and then add them to the grill to cook for 2-3 minutes. First, make sure you grill the meat side down first. Next, flip the lobster tails over and add a spoonful of the Hot Honey Butter mixture on each lobster tail. Once the lobster meat is thoroughly cooked, pull it off and let it cool.

The lobsters on the grill, meat side down.

Serving Grilled Lobster Tails with Hot Honey Butter

Garnish the lobster with parsley and lemons. Serve and enjoy!

For more with lobster, check out my Smoked Lobster Tails with Esquites, Bacon Stuffed Lobster Tails and Crab Stuffed Lobster Tail.

How to Serve

Grilled lobster is a perfect dinner for special occasions and pairs well with corn or potato dishes. Of course, the best way to enjoy your lobster dinner is whatever sounds best! But you really can’t go wrong. Try them with coleslaw, pasta salad, and more!

The grilled lobster with hot honey butter served and ready to eat.

For more seafood, check out some of my shrimp recipes:  Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers or Creamy Cajun Shrimp Alfredo.

Storage

I’d be surprised if you wind up with leftovers. But if you do, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.

Reheating/leftovers

There are a couple of ways you can reheat your leftover Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter. Either pop them in the air fryer or arrange them on a baking sheet and place them in the oven at 375 degrees f until warm.

FAQs

Do you rinse lobster tails before cooking?

Yes! Mainly to clean any debris from the shell. It doesn’t matter if you purchased fresh or frozen lobster. You should always rinse the tails before cooking them. Only scrub the top of the shells clean. 

Also, if you’re using a whole lobster and prefer to remove the internal organs that’s okay too! I removed them from my lobsters and prefer to rinse that area clean before grilling them. 

One word of warning: Try to avoid exposing or submerging the tail meat to water because the meat will soak up the water and give you a soggy lobster tail.

A shot of the lobsters being grilled over the flames.

This easy lobster tails recipe is such a delicious way to enjoy this seafood dish. The hot honey butter gives it that sweet flavor with a slight kick that pairs perfectly with the savoriness of the lobster. You’ll have a blast cooking your lobster tail and impress everyone at your dinner table!

If you give these lobster tails a go, let us know how they turned out by leaving a comment!

For more delicious recipes, check out my second cookbook Flavor X Fire or my first cookbook Food X Fire!

Needing more spice in your life? My spice line can help with that. Check them out here.

Want to save this recipe?
Enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus, you’ll get freakin’ delicious recipes every week.
Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form.
Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter placed together on a serving platter.

Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter

Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter for a sweet, spicy lobster treat.
Author:Derek Wolf
No ratings yet
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

Lobster:

  • 2-3 Whole Lobster halved and cleaned
  • Canola Oil as needed
  • Lemons for serving

Seasoning:

  • 2.5 tsp of Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp of Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp of Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne Powder

Hot Honey Butter:

  • ÂĽ cup Melted Butter
  • 2.5 tbsp Hot Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1.5 tsp Red Chili Flakes

Instructions 

  • In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the seasoning. Lather your split & cleaned lobster halves with canola oil and then thoroughly season. Set in the fridge until you are ready to cook.
  • Preheat your Breeo Y Series Grill to a medium temperature (about 350F).
  • Add a cast iron skillet over the coals to preheat for 1 minute. Melt the butter, then add your hot sauce, honey and red chili flakes. Once done, pull off and keep warm.
  • Pull out your lobster tails, and add them to the grill to cook for 2-3 minutes flesh side down. Flip the lobster tails over and begin adding a spoonful of the Hot Honey Butter on each lobster tail. Once the lobster tail, pull off and let cool.
  • Garnish the lobster with parsley and lemons. Serve & enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 2040mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg

Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating