How to Cook Lobster Tail on a BBQ

How to Cook Lobster Tail on a BBQ

Lobster is succulent seafood with a delicious flavour. Lobster is tasty baked, boiled or cooked on a barbecue grill. Use your backyard barbecue grill to create a special dish for a romantic dinner or for the whole family. Gas or charcoal grills are both good for cooking seafood, including lobster. Cook lobster tails right before serving them. Grill some vegetables as a side dish for your lobster meal.


  1. Thaw lobster tails if previously frozen.

  2. Place the lobster tails in boiling water for two to three minutes.

  3. Remove the lobster tails and let them cool.

  4. Cut along the top of the shell from the front to the back, splitting the tail in half. Use a sharp knife or kitchen scissors.

  5. Heat grill to medium high. Place the tails directly on the grill surface approximately two inches from the heat. Place them shell sides down.

  6. Brush the flesh with olive oil or butter.

  7. Close the grill top and cook a 3- to 113gr. tail for five minutes. Cook a 4- to 142gr. tail for seven minutes. Add one minute for each additional ounce.

  8. Remove the lobster tails and serve with butter and lemon.

Tips and warnings
  • Lobster will not turn red until cooked.
  • Instead of using olive oil or butter rub on some barbecue sauce.
  • Do not overcook lobster. It will develop a rubbery texture.
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