How to Cook Lobster Tail on a BBQ

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How to Cook Lobster Tail on a BBQ
Grilled lobster tails. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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.

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Things you need

  • Boiling pot
  • Sharp knife
  • Grill
  • Tongs
  • Brush
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Lemon

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  1. 1

    Thaw lobster tails if previously frozen.

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Remove the lobster tails and let them cool.

  4. 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. 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. 6

    Brush the flesh with olive oil or butter.

  7. 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. 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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