How To Grill Lobster Tail
If you've never done it before, learning how to grill lobster tail can seem daunting as lobster is quite expensive and you don't want to mess it up. You can use fresh lobster tails removed from live lobsters or you can purchase fresh or frozen lobster tails from your grocery store.
- Medium-hot barbecue grill
- Lobster tails
- Long metal barbecue skewers
- Cooking oil
- Barbecue tongs
- Preheat the grill, using either charcoal or gas, to medium high heat. This will take approximately 30 minutes to do.
- Prepare the lobster tails by removing the under shell of the tail with a sharp knife if this has not already been done. Purchased tails, both fresh and frozen will be ready as is.
- Pierce the lobster tails, lengthwise, and slide each tail on a skewer. You can fit as many tails per skewer as the skewer will hold. This keeps the tails from curling during the grilling process.
- Baste the tails with oil and place the lobster, meat side down, on the grill. Grill for five minutes.
- Turn the lobster tail over, shell side down, and grill for an additional 5 to 6 minutes. The lobster is done when the meat turns solid white.
Tips: To remove a lobster tail from a live lobster, use kitchen shears to cut the tail from the body of the lobster. You can boil the body of the lobster for five minutes and then cut the body in half and place it on the grill also. Allow it to cook for the same amount of time as the tail. Serve lobster tails with melted butter, seafood sauce or enjoy the flavor as is off the grill.