Grilled Lobster Tail

Just add butter and fire!

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I don't know who was the first person to want to try lobster tail, but they are a genius. The hearty meat from these seafood kings is delicious, especially when you add butter and fire!

Knowing how to grill a lobster tail is very easy to learn and can be used to impress anyone that comes over to try your fire cooked food. Hey, you could even make these this Sunday for the next Game of Thrones episode! Either way, I am sure that my fire cooked lobster tail recipe will make everyone name you King of the Grill.

Lobster tails with my Chive Butter Sauce

Lobster tails with my Chive Butter Sauce

Cooking Details

Yields: 1-2 Servings
Cook: 25 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes

Lobster Tail Ingredients

  • 2 North Atlantic lobster tails
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Chive Butter Sauce Ingredients (Optional)

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 clove of minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Using scissors, cut the lobster tails shell down the back making sure to only cut the shell. Do not cut the tail.
  • With a knife, cut the lobster tails down the line you cut with the scissors making sure not to cut all the way through the lobster.
  • Fold the lobster tails in half so that the meat is exposed from the cutting side (see photo below).
  • Season the lobsters with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  • Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes. (Optional) Add 3-4 small pieces of apple wood to the top of the charcoal for added flavor!
  • When the fire is at a nice medium to medium high heat, place the lobster tails on top of grill grate with flesh side down first. Let cook for about 6 minutes per side.
  • (Optional) If you want to serve with the Chive Butter Sauce, place all the ingredients into a cast iron skillet and set on top of fire. Let cook until the butter is nice and melted. Once melted, use a brush to apply butter to the lobster tails.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Why not make it a surf-n-turf night with my Herb Butter NY Strips?


Look at those lucious lobster tails!

Look at those lucious lobster tails!

Recommended Gear

Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal

Barebones Living 10" Cast Iron Skillet

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