Grilled Lobster Tails with Garlic Sauce

Grilled Lobster Tails with Garlic Sauce
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Can you believe they used to feed lobster to prisoners? These grilled lobster tails with garlic sauce or fit for a king let alone convicts.

Tips / Suggestions

  • If you’re a little unsure about how to butterfly the lobster tails, please watch my video on the whole cook. It’s much easier to see it than describe in writing.
  • I recommend using a non-stick spray on the grill grates before cooking the lobster. The last thing you want is to the lobster meat to stick to the grates.
  • I suggest cooking the coals down a good bit until they are grayed over. This will help prevent flare ups on the lobster meat. You don’t want to scorch the tails.

Grilled Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

Recipe by BacusBBQ


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Delicious lobster tails butterflied, grilled over hot coals, and smothered with garlic butter. You won't want to share this dish.


  • 4 4 lobster tails

  • 1 tbsp 1 salt

  • 1 tbsp 1 cracked black pepper

  • 1 1 lemon halved

  • 4 tbsp 4 butter unsalted

  • 1 tbsp 1 minced garlic

  • 1 tbsp 1 chopped parsley


  • First you need to butterfly the tails. Take each lobster tail and remove the legs. Flip over and (using kitchen scissors) cut the top shell above the meat, right down the middle. Don't cut through the tail end.
  • Then, take a knife and cut through the top shell all the way through the meat and bottom shell. Be sure not to cut through the tail and the very end of the where the head would be. This will allow you to separate and butterfly each lobster tail.
  • Season each tail with salt / pepper and set aside.
  • Add the butter / garlic to a small sauce pot and set aside.
  • Heat your grill to around 400 degrees F. Please each tail down on the grill (meat side down) and cook for roughly 4-5 minutes. When you put the tails on the grill, place the sauce pot on the grill as well. You can also add the lemons to the grill.
  • Flip the tails over and continue to cook. Take the now melted garlic butter, add the parsley, mix well, and baste each tail with the garlic butter. Once the internal temperature reaches your desired doneness (typically 135-140 degrees F), remove from the grill, top with more of the garlic butter, squeeze the grilled lemons over top, and dig in.

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