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Tips for Cooking Fresh Maine Lobster Tails On a Gas Grill

Lobster Tails on a Gas Grill

Here’s Some Tips for Cooking Maine Lobster Tails on a Gas Grill

Football Sunday Starts Again Now With Great Tailgate Lobster Recipe

Football sunday starts again now and fresh lobster tails on the grill are perfect for football Sunday whether the guys are over or you’re tailgating at the game.  Here are some tips for cooking Maine lobster tails on a gas grill.

While preparing tails is easy, cooking lobster tails on the grill requires careful attention to timing and movement. Cooking over the dry heat of a gas grill can dry the lobster meat out or cause it to cook it unevenly. Lobster tails on the grill should be rotated on the grill to make sure the tail meat cooks evenly. And the tails should be turned only once. Start cooking the lobster tail with the flesh side down. Then for the last three minutes flip the lobster onto the shell side.

Try This Recipe for Fresh Maine Lobster Tails Garnished with Lemon Slice and Asparagus



Split the lobster’s tails in half lengthwise and press the flesh open. Add the ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir. Brush the oil sauce onto the flesh side of the lobster tail. Preheat the grill to medium-high temperature. Place tails on the grill flesh side down and cook for seven minutes. Four minutes on the flesh side and three minutes on the shell side. Do not over cook. Remove the tails from the heat and serve immediately.

Prep Time: 13 minutes
Grill Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: About 20 minutes
Servings: Serves 3 to 6 (depending on how lucky your guests are)


  • 6 4-to-6 oz fresh lobster tails (make sure they are fully thawed if previously frozen)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

As an option, garnish with fresh lemon slice and serve with grilled asparagus.  Grilled fresh lobster tails; outdoor entertaining at its best.

No Grill?  You can Broil the Lobster Tails

For those times when a grill is not available, check out this broiled Maine lobster tail recipe; it’s sure to please.

© Wayne Howe 2018


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  • Tony
    June 23, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Tried this last night and the recipe came out perfect. Very easy to follow, and the lobster tails were a big hit.