Grilling Lobster Tails on a Weber Grill
Grilled Lobster Tails drizzled in a savory Garlic Butter Sauce are a fun seafood dinner any time of year. It’s even better with fresh lobster, but frozen will do in a pinch.
Make sure the lobster tails are completely thawed before starting. Using kitchen shears, cut the lobster shell down the center, but do not cut through to the meat (photo). Skewer if desired and flatten slightly.
If you’re grilling lobster tails on a gas grill, you’ll need to preheat it to medium-high heat. You’ll also need to brush the grill grates with a small amount of oil. This will prevent the lobster from sticking to the grill.
If using frozen lobster, you’ll want to thaw it in the refrigerator. This should take about 24 hours. Be careful not to overcook the lobster tails. It’s important to keep the temperature in control by using a meat thermometer. It will be done when it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you’re using fresh lobster tails, brush them with olive oil and season them with salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, and Old Bay. You should also use a bit of butter for basting while they’re cooking. Make sure that the butter is well-softened.
Lobster tails are a special treat that can be expensive at restaurants. But you can make your own lobster tails at home with a few simple ingredients. Grilling them on a Weber is easy, quick, and delicious. They also make an excellent dinner for a summer get together with friends and family.
First, prepare the butter sauce by mixing melted butter with lemon juice and zest, chives, parsley, garlic, and salt. Be sure to use room temperature butter so it will be easy to blend. You can also add other herbs and seasonings to the butter sauce. Try adding cayenne pepper or chili paste for a hint of heat.
Next, preheat your gas grill to medium high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect Father’s Day meal or just something special for dinner, these grilled lobster tails are sure to impress. The butter, garlic, and lemon give them a rich flavor that will make Dad feel extra special. They’re easy to prepare and are the perfect treat for a summer barbecue.
The most important thing to remember when grilling lobster tails is to buy fresh, high-quality meat. Look for tails at your local seafood market that are bright orange and firm to the touch. Avoid any that are gray or have dark spots, which indicate that they’ve been soaked in a preservative before freezing.
To prepare the lobster, cut the shells lengthwise with kitchen shears or a knife and open them slightly. You can also insert a skewer through each tail to keep it from curling during the grilling process. Brush the lobsters with oil and season them with salt and pepper. Melt the butter, then add chives, garlic, and parsley and mix well. Set aside 1/4 cup of the herb butter to drizzle over the cooked lobster tails.
Lobster tails are a delicious, festive and elegant meal for a special occasion or a fun backyard BBQ. They are easy to prepare and can be served with grilled vegetables, a light salad or even a steak for a surf and turf dinner. Make sure your lobster is fully thawed before you grill it. You can check this by looking at the center of the lobster tail and seeing if it is a solid white color. If there is a little bit of translucency, it is still not cooked enough.
Brush the lobster tails with olive oil and place them shell side down on a preheated gas or charcoal grill. If you are using a charcoal grill, create a zone of indirect heat for the lobster tails to avoid burning them.
How To Grill Lobster Tails on a Weber Grill Step By Step
Grilling lobster tails on a Weber grill is a fantastic way to enjoy this delicious seafood. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you grill lobster tails to perfection:
- Lobster tails
- Olive oil or melted butter
- Salt and pepper
- Lemon wedges (for serving)
- Additional seasonings and herbs (optional)
1. Prepare the Lobster Tails:
- Thaw the lobster tails if they are frozen. It’s best to defrost them in the refrigerator overnight for even results.
- Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut the top of the lobster shells lengthwise. Start at the open end and cut down the center of the tail, stopping just before the tail fin.
2. Season the Lobster Tails:
- Gently lift the lobster meat out of the shell without detaching it completely. Place it on top of the shell.
- Brush the lobster meat with olive oil or melted butter for added flavor and to prevent sticking to the grill grates.
- Season the lobster meat with salt and pepper, and you can add other seasonings like paprika, garlic powder, or your favorite seafood seasoning if desired.
3. Preheat the Weber Grill:
- Preheat your Weber grill to medium-high heat, which is around 400-450°F (204-232°C). Make sure the grill grates are clean and well-oiled to prevent sticking.
4. Grill the Lobster Tails:
- Place the prepared lobster tails directly on the grill grates with the meat side facing up.
- Grill the lobster tails for about 4-6 minutes per side, depending on their size and your grill’s heat. The lobster meat should turn opaque and firm up.
- Optional: While grilling, you can brush the lobster tails with more olive oil or melted butter for extra flavor and moisture.
5. Check for Doneness:
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the lobster meat. The lobster is safe to eat when it reaches an internal temperature of 140°F (60°C). Be careful not to overcook, as it can make the meat tough and dry.
6. Remove and Serve:
- Once the lobster tails are done, remove them from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
- Serve the grilled lobster tails with lemon wedges and any additional seasonings or herbs you prefer.
Grilling lobster tails on a Weber grill is a straightforward process, and it can result in a delicious and visually appealing dish. These grilled lobster tails are a perfect addition to a special meal or as part of a seafood feast. Enjoy!
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