Grilled Lobster Tails
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
- 6 frozen lobster tails (8 to 10 ounces each), thawed
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Using scissors, cut 3 to 4 lengthwise slits in underside of tail to loosen shell slightly. Cut top of lobster shell lengthwise down the center with scissors, leaving tail fin intact. Cut shell at an angle away from the center of the tail at base of tail fin. Loosen meat from shell, keeping the fin end attached; lift meat and lay over shell.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; spoon over lobster meat. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Place lobster tails, meat side up, on grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until meat is opaque.
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Nutrition Facts1 lobster tail: 446 calories, 29g fat (4g saturated fat), 215mg cholesterol, 869mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 43g protein.
Dec 30, 2018
I grew up in Maine. I'd only ever eaten lobster boiled, in a sandwich or in a stew. I've made this recipe here in Hawaii with Maine lobsters grown in Kona three times in the last two months. Simply delicious. And although I enjoy the challenge of getting every bit of lobster meat from even the tiniest legs and fins of a boiled lobster, I'm having second thoughts. After this recipe, I may never eat them boiled again. HOWEVER, I find the chore of loosening the tail meat and then slipping it out to the top of the shell while still attached is a real challenge. I notice other recipes suggest that the cut is made on the bottom of the tail. I'll try that the next time.
Dec 29, 2018
I have only made lobster one way which is in the oven. So I thought it would be interesting to try something new. When I read the recipe the ingredients were simple but I was unsure how it would taste. To my surprise it was fantastic, grilling it was incrediblely easy. Now I know two ways to make it that are yummy! Great job!
Nov 3, 2015
This was great! Nice flavor!
Aug 27, 2015
What an outstanding recipe! Although my husband and I cut the recipe back a bit to prepare two lobster tails, we found the recipe easy to follow and thought it was the best tasting lobster we've ever had! We'll definitely make it again!
Jun 23, 2014
The only way this recipe could fail to provide a tasty lobster is if directions were not followed or lobster was bad in the first place.
Jun 15, 2014
Excellent. Even our learning-challenged cousin who unfortunately has a difficult time with some recipes...was able to accomplish this one on his own. Well done!As for us, we love it. We've made it a half dozen times already. How SassyLacey in the previous one-star comment failed at this, is beyond me. If our cousin who has a learning disability can do it, I am a little shocked at Sassy's failure.Some people just don't have a knack for cooking.
Aug 18, 2013
Made it with butter. Delicious!
Jun 18, 2013
I am so glad I tried this recipe even after reading the other review! I substituted butter for the olive oil & we LOVED it!! We will definitely be making this again!
Feb 27, 2013
Prepared these for dinner along with a steak. Followed the recipe exactly and they were awful. Glad we had steak to eat for the lobster were not fit to eat. Such a waste of money and time! Would never make these again.