Grilled Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

Serve up a delicious backyard party with something sensational from the sea! There’s no better way to welcome in the summer outdoor party season than with sweet, juicy, grilled lobster tails. It’s one of the tastiest ways to enjoy lobster!  

We’ve got just the recipe for you, and one that preps and cooks in just 30 minutes total. Today’s recipe for grilled lobster tails with garlic butter comes to us from

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ready In: 40 minutes


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped




Melt butter in a medium pan. Peel the garlic cloves and chop fine. Sauté the garlic cloves until almost brown. Remove pan from heat. Pour garlic butter into a measuring cup up to ¼ cup level and set aside remaining butter for later use (the garlic butter not only helps to keep the meat moist, but also adds a savory kick of flavor!).

Slice the back of the lobster tail and meat, cut in half, open it and lay flat or piggyback the lobster tails by cutting the top and pulling the meat out to sit atop the shells. Do the same for the other lobster tail. Brush measured melted garlic butter on to the lobster meat. Sprinkle on some paprika, salt and pepper.

Oil grill grates with vegetable oil to prevent lobster from sticking. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Put lobsters on grill, cooking for 5-10 minutes or until lobster meat turns white.

Remove from grill. Heat up the reserved garlic butter and serve with lobster tails, garnishing with chopped parsley.

When they’re ready to serve, add some lemon wedges on the side, throw together a salad and a vegetable side dish, then sit down and enjoy a delicious summer indulgence! The flavor of lobster is hard to beat, and grilling makes them even more enticing.

We can’t think of a butter way to make an outdoor party even more special!