Herbed Lobster Tails on the Grill

Grilled lobster tail
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  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (10)

A light and flavorful grilled lobster tail recipe. The lemon-herb mixture really help this dish to pop. While this recipe call for olive oil, you can certainly use melted butter for something a little more decadent.

What You'll Need

  • 4 large lobster tail, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL fresh oregano leaves
  • 4-5 large basil leaves
  • 2 large sage leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL white wine
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL honey
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

How 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.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 239
    Total Fat 15 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Unsaturated Fat 10 g
    Cholesterol 53 mg
    Sodium 777 mg
    Carbohydrates 20 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Protein 10 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)