Do not put away your grill yet. The fall is the best time of year to enjoy some real Maine lobster tails on the grill. Grilling lobster tails is a snap. If you can light a grill, you can cook frozen lobster tails. Watch our video on how to grill lobster tails. Below is a great recipe for grilling lobsters at home.
Grilling Lobster At Home
*Six 6-7 oz. lobster tails
*Stick of butter
*Salt & pepper to taste
1. Defrost tails and par boil for no more than 3 minutes & cool. Plunge tails into a bowl of cold water or ice to stop the cooking process.
2. Place tails shell side down on a cutting board and take a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen shears and cut from one end to the other. Be careful not to cut all the way through. To keep lobster tail from curling during cooking, crack upper shell so tail is flat. Brush tails with garlic butter (see below).
4. Grill tails on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on a clean, well oiled grate to prevent sticking. Baste lobster meat with garlic butter. Cooking lobster shell side down will keep the juices in the shell, keeping the meat moist. Grill on the meat side for no more than a minute. DO NOT overcook.
5. Garnish with parsley and serve with garlic butter and lemon wedges.
Garlic Butter: Melt the butter in a small dish in the microwave, or warm in a small pan and remove from heat. Mince the garlic or use a garlic press to mince the garlic and add to warm butter. Whisk one tablespoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice.