How to Grill Lobster Tails

Prepping and grilling delicious lobster tail with a Garlic Lemon Butter sauce.

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How to Grill Lobster Tails Recipe
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6-8oz Lobster Tails

6-8oz Lobster Tails

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Ingredients for garlic lemon butter sauce/baste.

Ingredients for garlic lemon butter sauce/baste.

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Using a pair of scissors cut the top of the shell from the meaty portion to the tail. (Only cut the shell). Slightly open the top of the shell so that you can see the meat. Reference later pics...

Using a pair of scissors cut the top of the shell from the meaty portion to the tail. (Only cut the shell). Slightly open the top of the shell so that you can see the meat. Reference later pics...

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Then flip the tail over and insert the skewer from the tail through center of the meat and out the other end. This will prevent the tail from curling up.

Then flip the tail over and insert the skewer from the tail through center of the meat and out the other end. This will prevent the tail from curling up.

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1) Mince Garlic  2) Add butter, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to coffee mug.    - Note: coffee mug is easy to microwave and for basting/brushing tails on grill.

1) Mince Garlic 2) Add butter, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to coffee mug. - Note: coffee mug is easy to microwave and for basting/brushing tails on grill.

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Heat up butter and lemon juice with seasonings for 1-2 minutes in microwave. This can also be done on a stove if you prefer.

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Grill on medium heat upside down for 7-8 minutes . DO NOT put tails over direct heat. In this pic the first half of the tail (meaty portion) is over the heat. Cook with lid closed.

Grill on medium heat upside down for 7-8 minutes . DO NOT put tails over direct heat. In this pic the first half of the tail (meaty portion) is over the heat. Cook with lid closed.

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After flipping, baste the tails with lemon butter sauce. Be sure to get a lot of butter and garlic inside the open portion!

After flipping, baste the tails with lemon butter sauce. Be sure to get a lot of butter and garlic inside the open portion!

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Cook for 3-5 minutes with lid closed and be cautious of flame flare-ups. When the meat is opaque it is done.

Cook for 3-5 minutes with lid closed and be cautious of flame flare-ups. When the meat is opaque it is done.

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Remove tails from grill, baste one more time and cover with foil for 5-10 minutes before eating. ENJOY!

Remove tails from grill, baste one more time and cover with foil for 5-10 minutes before eating. ENJOY!

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When tails are finished you can open the crack in the shell and push the meat up. Then close the shell so the meat sits on top. This is good for presentation and also makes it easier to eat. Enjoy!

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