Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe

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It's difficult to improve on the flavor of lobster, but grilling seems to make the flavor even more appealing. Grilling lobster, as well as other shellfish, can make an ordinary backyard cookout a special event.
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  • 4 lobster tails - shell on
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine - melted, more for dipping
  • 1/2 lemon - juiced
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  • Using a kitchen shears, cut down the center of the underside of the tail to expose the meat.
  • Peel away the tail cartilage from the underside to leave the meat exposed.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add the juice from 1/2 of a fresh lemon.
  • Brush the butter and lemon mixture over the exposed meat in the tail.
  • Place the tails on the grill, meat side down.
  • Cook for approximately 10 minutes, watching closely.
  • Flip the tails and cook 3-5 more minutes on the shell side.
  • The tails will curl when they are done. Remove from the grill and serve with sliced lemon and melted butter for dipping.
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Cybyske Recipes
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"This is the best way to cook lobster tails!!! Yummy!!"
ToBeOrNotToBe User
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"After a hard day at work I was in the mood for some comfort food . . . what better to satisfy my mood than grilled lobster. This was just what I needed. It was easy to make and went perfect with a cold beer."
newcook User
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"Wow! The lobster tails turned out great on the grill. My boyfriend was really impressed . . . so was I!"
newcook User
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"My boyfriend is going to buy lobster tails for us to prepare this weekend. He wants to grill them at his place. I found this recipe and it has lots of good reviews so we are going to try it. I will let you know how they turn out."
Swanny User
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"These sound so simple I might surprise my wife and make these for her birthday. She LOVES lobster. Wish me luck!"
gigs User
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"My wife and I treated ourselves to these grilled lobster tails this last weekend. She made me grill them, which I was a little nervous about but they turned out great. Wished we could afford to have them more often."
FancyFeeder User
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"You don't need to do much to lobster to make them melt in your mouth. That's why this recipe is such a hit, with only 3 ingredients. The grill adds just the right hint of smokiness. I will be making these again rather than boiling my tails."
Michael Wayne User
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"This was quick and was a nice touch to impress the guests. I wasn't sure about how to prepare lobster, especially on the grill, but this worked great and it really was simple. Very tasty."
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"i have made this recipe 3 times now, and each time I get rave reviews. It is simple and tastes as good as anything you might get at a pricey restaurant. Because one of my family members is lactose intolerant, I substitute a non-dairy margarine for the butter in the baste and this has worked well. I highly recommend this simple - yet tasty - recipe"
ReallyMom Really User
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"I have ALWAYS been scared to make lobster, but this was very easy. Great directions, thank you!"
chiefcharlie User
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"I like this recipe because it is quick and easy to make. We enjoy having a few friends over to grill out in the summer and I like to treat them to lobster tail at least once. This recipe is perfect because we can put the tails on the grill, serve a cocktail, and by the time we finish our drinks they are ready to eat!"
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