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Updated on September 23, 2013


Grilling lobster tails at home is so simple. It's also a lot less expensive than eating a lobster dinner at a restaurant. This lens will take you step-by-step on how to grill lobster tails. This is a fun, tasty lens with an all lobster theme that includes lobster recipes, videos and products.

What You Will Need To Grill Lobster Tails

What you need to grill lobster tails:


Lobster tails (3-8 ounces each)


Seasoning of your choice

1/2 Stick melted butter or margarine for dipping the cooked lobster in (optional)

Thawed, Uncooked Lobster Tails

Thawed, Uncooked Lobster Tails
Thawed, Uncooked Lobster Tails

How To Grill Lobster Directions

Directions for Grilling Lobster:

1. If the lobster tail is frozen, thaw it in cold water for about 30-40 minutes.

2. Turn the grill on med-high heat.

3. Use scissors to cut the lobster's underside soft shell lengthwise.

4. Peel back the underside soft shell of the lobster tail and pour melted butter or margarine over the lobster meat (see photo).

5. Season the lobster with your favorite seasonings.

6. Place a skewer through the meat of the lobster tail.

7. Transfer the lobster to the grill. Place the lobster on the grill with the hard shell side down.

8. Grill the lobster tail for 8 minutes on the hard shell side.

9. Flip the lobster tail over and cook for 5 minutes.

10. Remove the lobster tail from grill and remove the skewer.

11. Using a cloth, hold the lobster tail in one hand and with the other hand use tongs or a fork to pull the meat out of the shell.


1. Melt 1/2 stick of butter or margarine. Cut the lobster meat in piece and dip in butter before each bite. Yum!


2. Cut the lobster in small pieces. Place the pieces in a flour tortilla. Spoon melted butter over the lobster. Roll the tortilla up....and enjoy!

I Prefer a Little Lemon Pepper on My Lobster Tails

I Prefer a Little Lemon Pepper on My Lobster Tails
I Prefer a Little Lemon Pepper on My Lobster Tails

My Lobster Tails on the Grill

My Lobster Tails on the Grill
My Lobster Tails on the Grill

Grill Accessories

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Hot Off the Grill!

Hot Off the Grill!
Hot Off the Grill!

Grills from Amazon

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Lobster Aprons from Zazzle

These lobster aprons from Zazzle are available in 3 sizes and 3 colors. You can customize any lobster apron for free! Customize with your name, name of business or other text message, and you can even add your own photo or graphic.

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I Love My Lobster Dipped In Melted Butter - Yum!!

I Love My Lobster Dipped In Melted Butter - Yum!!
I Love My Lobster Dipped In Melted Butter - Yum!!

How do you prefer your lobster?

Dipping Bowls from Amazon

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Lobster Tails 101

Seafood Cookbooks from Amazon

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Stop! Please Answer The Poll!

Do you prefer the full lobster or just the tails?

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How To Make Lobster Salad Martinis

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Lobster Plate

Oval lobster dinner plates illustrated with a description on how to eat a lobster.

Porcelain Lobster Bisque Bowl

Serve your favorite soups in style with this lobster bisque bowl. This fun porcelain lobster bowl features a lobster motif on the side and will add character to any table. Made of food-safe porcelain with lobster motif. Great for serving chowders, bisques and stews. Dishwasher, oven and microwave safe. Holds 15 ounces.

Lobster Party Invitations

Fun invitations for lobster and seafood dinner parties, summer BBQ's, lobster bakes, and lobster and crab feasts. Customize any invitation - for free! No minimum order required. Save on orders of 25 or more invitations.

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Recipe and Take-Out Menu Binders/Organizers

These lobster theme Avery binders are great for storing your favorite recipes or for organizing all your take out menus. These customizable binders are available in 3 sizes.

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    • Rangoon House profile image

      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      What an agonising decision to choose between your grilled lobster tails or your lobster martini. I am sure I could never decide and would have to try both. Blessings and congratulations for being featured in the Summer Foods selection.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Beautifully and deliciously presented with the added fun of your animations, I think I'm in wonderland here, congratulations on this being shown off on the Summer Festival of Food monster board!

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      Blackspaniel1 5 years ago

      Looks tasty

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      William Leverne Smith 5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Great lenses! Lobster not for me. ;-)

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      This lens is all about the lobster love! Congratulations on being featured on the summer festival of food!! You deserve it!!!

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      katlovestrouble 5 years ago

      My mouth is watering LOL

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Looks awesome! I love lobster!

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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Grilling lobster tails is an excellent method for cooking these tasty crustaceans. The skewers are a great tip for keeping the lobster tails straight, and double as handles for handling the tails. Very well done!

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Thanks for providing all this helpful information on grilling lobster.

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      2jesters 6 years ago

      Have never mastered grilling lobster, so thanks for the info. I've put a link to your lens on my Lip-Smacking Good Barbecued Ribs lens.

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      kTerrain1 6 years ago

      Liked the idea of the skewers -- thanks!

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      TeacherRenee 6 years ago

      These with your peach icecream from your other lens would be a perfect summer dinner/dessert combo! Thanks for sharing!

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      bechand 6 years ago

      thank you for the info here - I was thinking of doing this for picnic in a couple of weeks, but was not sure on the process ... know I can look smart when my husband is wondering what to do at the grill :O)

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      AsianMarketplace 6 years ago

      I'm impressed by the lens you have here. Absolutely delicious!

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      gogolf162 6 years ago

      Great lens. I feel like lobster now.

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      Webcodes LM 6 years ago

      Lobster any way you eat it is delish.. just wish it wasn't so costly! It's like eating gold!

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      Kandy O 6 years ago

      This totally put me in the grilling mood. Great lens!

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      clouda9 lm 6 years ago

      This lens is featured on Over 101 Words That Describe Food ( for the word boiled. Feel free to submit another sentence or two, the form is at the bottom of the lens ;)

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Just came back to sprinkle some squid angel dust on this awesome and yummy lens...**Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Thank you.. From a Mainer!! Lobster oh yes.. Wonderful Lens..

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Squidilicious! (I think it's dinner time- I'll consider this lens the first course -:)

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      ICanCook 6 years ago

      Very nice, simple lobster lens. I once went to Maine for 10 days and ate lobster everyday.

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      I've always been afraid to try cooking lobster because it might be a really expensive mistake. Now I know how! Thanks for great step by step instructions.

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      KateW39 6 years ago

      The lobster tails make me feel hungry. A delicious lens.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      Mmm...sounds delicious!

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Like the rest I am hungry for that Lobster

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Now I'm hungry and craving for lobster. Great lens and selection of lobster products :)

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I'm drooling - great lens. Going to watch for lobster on sale.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      One word: YUM!

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      dannystaple 6 years ago

      Been a long time since I had lobster tails... mmmm - going to have to do it again..

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      Pmona LM 6 years ago

      Looking at those lobster tail photos makes my mouth water. Yummy lens.

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      There are many times that I wish that I was rich - and reading your lens makes me wish that right now. I'd have some lobsters flown in and try each and every recipe. I love lobster!

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      lobsters are so tasty! just looking at your lens and i am hungry! thank you for such a delightful lens! cheers

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      LasgalenArts 7 years ago

      Teach your the Queen of lenses!

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      xiaohuaz lm 7 years ago

      Sounds good, can't wait for Costco to have lobster tails on sale again.

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a yummmmmy lens and it's lunch time right now...guess what I'm craving for? ;) **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      spritequeen lm 7 years ago

      Ok, my new craving is for lobster! LOL This is an awesome lens! Thanks for the info!!

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      Tagsforkids 7 years ago

      Despite a raging hunger now, I enjoyed the lens. Here in Florida we get the Spiny Lobster which is only good for the tail but what I grew up on. To my 98 year old grandmother, who was born in Key West, they're still "Crawfish"! :)

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      This is a great lens. Made me very confident about trying to grill a lobster tail, which I never considered doing before. Lensrolling to my shish-kabob lens - and sprinkling with Squidangel dust!

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      ReluctantGourmet 7 years ago

      Great information on grilling lobster especially when lots of home cooks don't know much about it. If you get a chance, please take a look at my new lens on the subject of lobster called Classic Lobster Bisque. I would appreciate your comments. thanks

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thanks for adding our Lobsters Rock Card to this Lens :) YOU ROCK!

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      southshoretees 7 years ago

      Looks good - I'm going to have to give this a try this summer!

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      Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

      Yum, yum, grilling lobster is on the summer menu now!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      Mmm... dipped in butter - delish! Great lens. Lensrolled to 'Real Butter' and sprinkled your lobster tails with Angel seasoning :-)