Herbed Lobster Tails on the Grill

Grilled lobster tail
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
239 Calories
15g Fat
20g Carbs
10g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 239
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 777mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 10g
Calcium 245mg 19%
*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.)

Make light and flavorful grilled lobster tails. The lemon-herb mixture really helps the dish pop. While this recipe calls for olive oil, you can certainly use melted butter for something a little more decadent.


  • 4 large lobster tail (cut in half lengthwise)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves
  • 4 to 5 large basil leaves
  • 2 large sage leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. To prepare herb topping, place herbs, olive oil, wine, lemon juice, honey, and seasonings in a food processor and pulse until well combined. Taste mixture and add more honey if too acidic.

  2. Prepare charcoal grill for medium heat. 

  3. Using kitchen shears, cut lobster tails in half lengthwise and rinse with cold water. Pat dry. Place lobster tails shell side down onto grill. 

  4. Carefully, spoon herb mixture onto flesh portion. Be generous with the mixture. Cover grill and cook lobster for 8 to 12 minutes. Shells should turn a bright pink and flesh should be opaque all the way through the center. Once, cooked, removed from heat and serve.