Buy fresh lobster from your local grocer or fish market, if possible. Frozen tails work, too — but you'll need to allow for some time for them to thaw in the refrigerator.
How To Grill Lobster Tails on a Gas Grill
Want to make waves at your next barbecue? Bring the beach to your backyard in just a few easy steps. Learn how to grill lobster tails on a gas grill with this guide that explains the basics as well as includes a couple of delicious recipes your friends and family will love!
Follow these tips to prepare the most succulent grilled lobster tails you’ve ever had. It only takes about 20 minutes.
Lobster Tail Grilling Instructions
Make sure you have a paring knife and kitchen shears. Butterfly the tails but removing the soft bottom. Then cut the tails down the middle lengthwise and open them slightly. Cut about halfway through the meat.
Make sure your grill grates are clean and oiled. Preheat your grill for medium-high heat — 400-450°F.
To prevent curling, you can skewer the tails.
Once the grill is nice and hot, add the lobster tails. Place them "cut side down." Cook until the shell turns bright orange.
Remove the tails and add butter. Then cook for another four minutes.
Remove and serve!