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.