Grilling Lobster on Gas Grill

Step 1

Thaw lobster tails in the refrigerator overnight. Brush them with olive oil and season them with coarse salt and cracked pepper.

Step 2

Baste both sides of the shell and exposed meat with melted butter mixture. Place on the grill, meat side down, and grill until the lobster turns a pearly white.

Grilling a lobster tail

Lobster tails are a luxurious seafood dish that is often served at high-end restaurants. However, with a little prep work and the right sauce, they can also be grilled at home to make a delicious dinner in under 30 minutes. This recipe uses a simple garlic herb butter to add flavor and make it extra special. Grilled lobster is an easy dinner that will impress your guests and family.

How to Grill Lobster on a Gas Grill

The best way to grill lobster is by placing it on the grill with the shell down and cooking for about 6 to 8 minutes, or until the flesh turns white. It’s important to not overcook the lobster, as this can result in dry meat. This is why it’s important to use a thermometer to check the internal temperature of the lobster. Lobsters that are fully cooked will have an internal temperature of 140degF or higher.

To prepare the lobster, first remove the shell and clean it. Next, preheat the grill to medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, lemon juice, zest, chives, parsley, and salt. Set aside 1/4 cup of the butter mixture to serve with the grilled lobster.

Next, using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut the top of the lobster shell from the meaty portion. If you’re using shears, cut halfway down the shell, but not all the way through. This will make it easier to open the shell later, so you can eat the lobster tail meat and the seasoned butter sauce. Finally, insert a skewer lengthwise through the tail to keep it from curling up when cooked.

Then, coat the lobster tails in olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. If the tails are frozen, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight or for up to 24 hours before you plan on cooking them.

Once the grill is hot, place the lobster tails on the grill with the shell down. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes, turning them occasionally. The lobster is done when the flesh turns white and a thermometer inserted into the center reads 135degF or higher.

Once the lobster is done, remove it from the grill and brush it with the seasoned butter. Then, drizzle with the remaining seasoned butter and enjoy! This grilled lobster recipe is perfect for a summer night and will be sure to impress your friends and family. Try serving it with a fresh, crisp salad and some creamy risotto for the ultimate lobster meal. Don’t forget the wine!