Basil Butter Smothered Lobster Tails

Basil Butter Smothered Lobster Tails

Sabrina S. Baksh / Regarding BBQ, Inc.

  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 dozen (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
463 Calories
50g Fat
2g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 dozen (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 463
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 5g
Calcium 132mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

You probably think you should boil lobsters. Boiling removes flavor, while grilling adds it. So, next time you want to cook up some nice whole lobsters try this grilled lobster recipe.


  • 1 pound/450 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL fresh basil (chopped and pressed firmly into a cup)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • 4 large lobsters tails
  • 2 tablespoons/15 mL olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a blender or food processor combine butter and basil. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and blend to mix. (If you are using salted butter you might not need to add salt.)

  3. Transfer the mixture into a small bowl, cover and refrigerate.

  4. Prepare lobster tails by splitting in half. To do this use a large, sharp knife. Place the lobster tails on a cutting board backside down. Cut down through the center to the shell the whole length. Fold back, breaking through the shell. (You can use kitchen shears to cut through the shell if you need to.)

  5. Brush flesh lightly with oil and place cut side down on a preheated grill over medium heat. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes depending on the size of the lobster tails.

  6. Remove from grill, brush heavily with basil butter, and serve.

  7. Enjoy!