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Grilled Rock Lobster Tails Recipe
  • READY IN 27 mins

Grilled Rock Lobster Tails

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"Grilled rock lobster tails lightly seasoned with lemon and garlic. Ready in no time at all, and oh so delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    27 mins


  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. Squeeze lemon juice into a small bowl, and slowly whisk in olive oil. Whisk in salt, paprika, white pepper, and garlic powder. Split lobster tails lengthwise with a large knife, and brush flesh side of tail with marinade.
  3. Lightly oil grill grate. Place tails, flesh side down, on preheated grill. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, and basting frequently with marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Lobster is done when opaque and firm to the touch.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 01, 2009

OMG! This was awesome. I wouldn't want Lobster any other way. Only one suggestion, I don't believe that the Lobster needs to cook 12 min. on the grill. It stuck to the shell and was difficult to remove. I should of taken them off earlier. My boyfriend and I rate our recipes and this one got an A+. We will make again for company or a party. A little expensive but well worth the money! Wait till the grocery store has a sale and stock up on these bad boys!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 30, 2009

These were okay but nothing spectacular like I was expecting from the high rating. I don't think I'll make them again.

May 25, 2007

Fantastic. Simple and delicious. As other said, no need for melted butter. First time cooking lobster and was very easy. Two tips: use kitchen shears to cut the shell, and make sure to cut half way through the meat lengthwise where you cut the shell and butterfly it so it cooks in the middle. Took a bit longer than stated, but that could have been the size of tails I got or heat of the grill. Make sure to baste constantly to keep it moist. And watch out for flareups when the oil drips into the grill (keep a spray bottle handy).

Nov 05, 2005

I did these in the oven and they were fantastic!

Feb 18, 2007

Delicious! We used regular lobster tails and cooked them for 7 minutes....just cook until they turn white then remove from the grill immediately.

Nov 13, 2006

This was the first time that I have ever grilled lobster. And I'm a GRILLER!!!. Well this was one of the easiest and flavorful lobster dish I have ever cooked. I followed recipe exactly. But I also cooked some shrimp skewers, and just basted my shrmp with the same marinade Oh My!!!. Very simple and light. 5+++++Stars

Jun 12, 2007

FANTASTIC! We were fearful of grilling lobster but this recipe got such great reviews that we decided to brave it. Followed the recipe except we skewered them down the center to keep them from curling & then cut them in hlaf for serving. Served the leftovers the next day on Lobster Salad with Red Devil Dressing (from thsi site) & it was excellent.Thansk for a great recipe Joe Nekrasz!

Feb 16, 2008

This recipe is so simple yet so good! I'm a lobster purist and I loved it! The olive oil keeps the lobster from drying out on the grill and the spices add just the right amount of flavor...not overpowering. I've made this several times and I'll make it many more! Thanks for the great recipe. Additional Note: I've used this method on scallops too. Excellent!


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  • Calories
  • 742 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.3 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 60.9 g
  • 94%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 44.3 g
  • 89%
  • Sodium
  • 2036 mg
  • 81%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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