Grilled Lobster Tail

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses
Grilled Lobster Tail

Dive into the world of succulent seafood with a recipe that is sure to tantalize your taste buds! This Grilled Lobster Tail is a mouthwatering dish that’s not just bursting with flavor, but is also a healthy alternative to heavy, cream-based seafood dishes.

Grilled lobster tail, with its rich, buttery taste and delicate texture, is a luxurious treat often reserved for special occasions. But why not bring that gourmet dining experience right to your backyard cookout? Our recipe is simple, quick and requires just a handful of fresh ingredients: lobster tails, light butter, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, and a garnish of chopped parsley.

What sets this grilled lobster tail recipe apart? It’s the unique combination of smoky char from the grill and the natural sweetness of the lobster, enhanced by a light butter sauce infused with the tangy freshness of lemon and the aromatic punch of garlic. The finishing touch of vibrant, fragrant parsley not only adds a pop of color but also balances out the rich flavors.

Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or a novice cook, this recipe is a breeze to make. The key lies in the cooking method – grilling the lobster tails allows the meat to absorb all the smoky goodness while keeping it moist and tender. But remember, lobster tails should be grilled on medium heat to avoid overcooking and to retain their juicy tenderness.

And here’s a little secret for those who want to level up this dish: try adding a dash of your favorite white wine to the butter mixture for an extra layer of complexity in flavor. If you’re looking to make this recipe dairy-free, olive oil makes for a great alternative to butter, providing a distinct, healthy twist to the traditional lobster tail.

So, are you ready to embark on this culinary journey and learn how to grill lobster tail? Stay tuned for the full recipe in the next section. Trust us, once you’ve tried this, grilled lobster tails will become a regular star at your dining table!

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If you enjoyed this classic lobster dish, you’ll love our Air Fryer Lobster Tail recipe! Make sure to also try this Healthy Lobster Roll and Lobster Bisque.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 116

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 2 lobster tails (about 3-4 oz. each)
  • 1 Tbsp. light butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • Chopped parsley (garnish)


  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Butterfly lobster by cutting a slice through the top shell lengthwise, stopping just before the fin of the tail. Try not to cut all the way through the meat. Flip the tail over and press down onto the ribs to crack each one. Flip it over again and slip the meat out to prop over the shell. The meat will still be attached to the fins.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the melted light butter, garlic, lemon juice and paprika.
  4. Brush the lobster tails with half of the butter mixture (save the rest) and place onto the preheated grill, meat side down.
  5. Grill for about 5 minutes. Flip the lobster tails over and grill for 2-3 more minutes, until flesh turns opaque.
  6. Brush the lobster tails with the remaining butter mixture and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.
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