Orange-Scented Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe -
Orange-Scented Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Orange-Scented Grilled Lobster Tails

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"I actually double the marinade if making it for just my husband and I as we love it so much. When we serve this for guests we keep the lobster as the main attraction, and pair it with a simple green salad with a light dressing, crusty bread, melted butter in heated ramekins for dipping, and a bottle of cold Chardonnay."

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Original recipe makes 4 lobster tails Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir in the lemon juice, orange zest, ginger, chili powder, and bitters. Simmer gently for 2 minutes, then set aside. Cut away the membrane on the underside of the lobster tails, and insert a metal skewer into each one. This will prevent them from curling up as they cook.
  3. Cook the lobster tails shell-side up on the preheated grill for 10 minutes, then turn the tails over, and spoon the butter sauce over the meat. Continue cooking until the meat is no longer translucent in the middle, about 10 minutes more.
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Jan 02, 2010

One of the best Lobster Tail recipes I've tried to date. I cut the bitters and ginger in half, just because I don't care for an excess of either one of them, but after eating it neither one was overwhelming. The next time I will add the full amount of both off them. Great job Kerri

Jun 22, 2011

Lovely lobster dish on a hot summer night. Just a very nice difference with the orange zest. Apparently, I left my skewers when we moved , so I had to use wooden skewers. They worked fine. I used 12 oz. tails so the cooking time was about 8 minutes longer over indirect heat. Didn't want to burn!!! Doubled the sauce so I had enough for basting and brushing. Thanks to KerriJ for this beautiful and simple recipe.

Jun 06, 2011

This was easy and delicious. I didn't have aromatic bitters, so I eliminated it. My husband thought it was the best prepared lobster he'd ever had!

Aug 18, 2012

I catch my own lobster (Florida Spiney) I found this recipes and thought I would give it a try. Always looking for something new. I followed the recippe and it was OK. My lobster shell burnt so, next time I will bring the fire to a lower setting. I will try this again and will cut and split the top of the shell and the last ten minutes have this side up ( shell side up) and add the butter sauce to the lobster meat.

Apr 01, 2012

My boyfriend loved them (I'm a vegetarian, so I don't count). I made them almost exactly as written. The only difference was that I used orange-flavored bitters simply because the bottle was a lot smaller, 1/3 the price of regular aromatic bitters and because the recipe was for "orange scented lobster."

Jun 23, 2011

Um can I say YUM!!! My husband loves lobster and he said that this lobster was the best lobster he has ever had! I have to say that I completely agree with him. This was delicious. The orange scent added so much to the grilled lobster! Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be making it again for sure!

Feb 03, 2010

Amazing - very simple, easy to do on the grill!

Feb 29, 2012

Was very tasty, the orange zest really picked up the lobster tail. I made it without the bitters and only some of the chilli powder.


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  • Calories
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 192 mg
  • 64%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 32.1 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 586 mg
  • 23%

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

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