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 “smokeless” fire.
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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.
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
- 2 Whole Fresh Lobsters (no need for live lobsters, but the fresher, the better)
- Canola Oil
- 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
- 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.
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
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.
Serving Grilled Lobster Tails with Hot Honey Butter
Garnish the lobster with parsley and lemons. Serve and enjoy!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Grilled Lobster with Hot Honey Butter
- 2-3 Whole Lobster halved and cleaned
- Canola Oil as needed
- Lemons for serving
- 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:
- ¼ cup Melted Butter
- 2.5 tbsp Hot Sauce
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1.5 tsp Red Chili Flakes
- 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!