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Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Garlic Butter

Grilled Lobster Tails topped with Herb Garlic Butter is perfect dinner to make for a special occasion

Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Garlic Butter

This recipe for grilled lobster tail is lobster that's cooked to tender perfection, then topped with garlic and herb butter.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best grilled lobster tail recipe, grilled lobster tail, grilled lobster tails with garlic butter,, grilled lobster tails with herb butter, how to grill lobster tails
Servings: 4
Calories: 177kcal


  • 4 Medium lobster tails, if frozen thawed
  • Olive oil spray
  • pinch salt and pepper, to taste
  • lemon wedges, for serving
  • 2 tbsp. Herb Garlic Butter, see below

Herb Compound Butter

  • 8 tbsp. Unsalted butter, 1 stick, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup Not packed minced fresh herbs (Italian parsley, chives or basil)
  • 2 tbsp. Minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tsp. Lemon juice
  • Reynolds Kitchens Quick Cut Plastic Wrap



  • Place butter in a mixing bowl and use a rubber spatula to soften until it is very spreadable. Add remaining ingredients, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Place compound butter on the center a sheet of a sheet of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Shape into a round log, and twist the ends to seal. Place butter in the refrigerator to harden, at least 30 to 60 minutes. Once solid, it will be easy to slice


  • Place each tail, shell side up, on a cutting board. Using a large sharp knife, cut through the shell directly down the center, beginning at the tail and down to where the body use to be.
  • Season the exposed meat with pinch of salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste and spritz with olive oil.
  • Preheat grill to medium high, clean and oil the grates. To cook, place each tail half directly on the grate flesh side down and close the hood. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes, then turn 45 degrees (to cross-hatch), close the hood and grill for another 1 1/2 minutes.
  • Remove the tails to a pan and spread each one with 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
  • Return the tails to the grill, flesh side up. Close the hood and allow them to grill for another 3 to 5 minutes depending on the size, until the tail meat is opaque and firm to the touch.
  • Remove the tails, serve with lemon wedges.


Serving: 2 halves with 2 teaspoons butter, Calories: 177kcal

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories177
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6.5g 10%
    • Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
  • Cholesterol 230mg 77%
  • Sodium 752.5mg 32%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.5g 1%
    • Protein 28g 57%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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