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Grilled lobster tail topped with garlic butter and garnished with lemon and parsley.

Grilled Lobster Tail

This recipe for grilled lobster tail is fresh lobster that's cooked to tender perfection, then topped with garlic and herb butter. A simple yet elegant meal option that's sure to get rave reviews from family and friends.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 132kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 6 lobster tails 7-8 ounces each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley plus more for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • lemon wedges


  • Heat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium high heat.
  • Use kitchen shears to cut down the top of each lobster tail. Use a sharp knife to slice down the cut area, all the way through the flesh of the lobster, but not through the bottom shell.
  • Use your hands to flatten each tail. Place a wooden or metal skewer through the lobster meat in each tail.
  • Brush each lobster tail with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the butter, garlic, parsley, and salt in a small bowl. Microwave in 20 second increments until butter is melted. Stir to combine.
  • Place the lobster tails flesh side down on the grill. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Flip the tails over and drizzle the garlic butter over the top of each one. Grill for another 4-5 minutes or until lobster meat is opaque.
  • Sprinkle with additional parsley for garnish and serve with lemon wedges on the side.



Calories: 132kcal | Protein: 10g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 126mg | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 0.2mg