Barbecued lobster tail

    25 min

    Barbecued lobster tails lightly seasoned with lemon and garlic. Ready in no time at all, and unbelievably delicious!

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    Serves: 2 

    • juice of 1 lemon, or to taste
    • 110ml (4 fl oz) olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon garlic granules (or 1 garlic clove, minced)
    • 2 (280g) lobster tails

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat barbecue 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. Split lobster tails lengthways with a large knife, and brush flesh side of tail with the lemon mixture.
    3. Lightly oil cooking grate. Place tails, flesh side down, on preheated barbecue. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, and basting frequently with lemon mixture. Lobster is done when opaque and firm to the touch.


    Barbecued lobster tail
    Barbecued lobster tail
    Barbecued lobster tail
    Barbecued lobster tail

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    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!  -  15 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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).  -  25 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I did these in the oven and they were fantastic!  -  05 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)