Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Garlic Butter Recipe

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Eugene Published: January 8, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021
Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Garlic Butter Recipe

How To Make Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Garlic Butter

The combination of herbs, garlic, and butter makes an interesting savory taste for these meaty and slightly briny grilled lobster tails.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 4medium lobster tails,if frozen, thawed
  • olive oil spray
  • pinchsalt and pepper,to taste
  • lemon wedges,for serving
  • 2tbspherb garlic butter

Compound Butter:

  • 8tbspunsalted butter,room temperature
  • ¼cupminced fresh herbs,
  • 2tbspminced garlic
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • 1tsplemon juice
  • Reynolds kitchens quick cut plastic wrap


  1. Place butter in a mixing bowl and use a rubber spatula to soften until it is very spreadable. Add remaining ingredients, and mix until thoroughly combined.

  2. Place compound butter on the center a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper.

  3. Shape into a round log, and twist the ends to seal. Place butter in the refrigerator to harden, at least 30 to 60 minutes. Once solid, it will be easy to slice.

  4. Place each tail, shell side up, on a cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, cut through the shell directly down the center, beginning at the tail and down to where the body used to be.

  5. Season the exposed meat with pinch of salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste and spritz with olive oil.

  6. Preheat grill to medium-high, clean and oil the grates. To cook, place each tail half directly on the grate flesh side down and close the hood. Cook for about 1½ minutes, then turn 45 degrees, close the hood, and grill for another 1½ minutes.

  7. Remove the tails to a pan and spread each one with ½ tablespoon of butter.

  8. Return the tails to the grill, flesh side up. Close the hood and allow them to grill for another 3 to 5 minutes depending on the size, until the tail meat is opaque and firm to the touch.

  9. Remove the tails, serve with lemon wedges.


  • Calories: 421.60kcal
  • Fat: 34.52g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.15g
  • Trans Fat: 1.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.09g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.88g
  • Fiber: 0.62g
  • Sugar: 0.33g
  • Protein: 25.62g
  • Cholesterol: 266.82mg
  • Sodium: 641.62mg
  • Calcium: 152.75mg
  • Potassium: 366.42mg
  • Iron: 0.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 260.36µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.16mg
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