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lobster tail with butter sauce
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Grilled Lobster Tail

Whole lobster tail grilled over fire with an herb butter sauce to baste.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Author: Derek Wolf


Grilled Lobster Tail Ingredients

  • 2 North Atlantic lobster tails
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Chive Butter Sauce Ingredients (Optional)

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Using scissors, cut the lobster tails shell down the back making sure to only cut the shell. Do not cut the tail. With a knife, cut the lobster tails down the line you cut with the scissors making sure not to cut all the way through the lobster. Fold the lobster tails in half so that the meat is exposed from the cutting side. Season the lobsters with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes. (Optional) Add 3-4 small pieces of apple wood to the top of the charcoal for added flavor!
  • When the fire is at a nice medium to medium high heat, place the lobster tails on top of grill grate with flesh side down first. Let cook for about 6 minutes per side.
  • (Optional) If you want to serve with the Chive Butter Sauce, place all the ingredients into a cast iron skillet and set on top of fire. Let cook until the butter is nice and melted. Once melted, use a brush to apply butter to the lobster tails.
  • Serve and enjoy your Grilled Lobster Tails!



Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.3mg