Barbecued Lobster Tails

    25 minutes

    You just can't beat this barbecued lobster tail flavoured with lemon, garlic and paprika for the ultimate barbecue treat!

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    Serves: 2 

    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 110ml olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1 fresh garlic clove, crushed
    • 2 (250-300g) lobster tails
    • oil for barbecue

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat barbecue to high.
    2. Pour lemon juice into a small bowl, and slowly whisk in olive oil. Whisk in salt, paprika, white pepper and garlic. Split lobster tails lengthwise with a large knife, and brush flesh side of tail with marinade.
    3. Lightly oil the BBQ hotplate. Place tails, flesh side down, on preheated barbecue. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once and basting frequently with marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Lobster is done when opaque and firm to the touch.

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    Something else. Fantastic. Simple and delicious. As other said, no need for melted butter. First time cooking lobster and was very easy. Two tips: use kitchen shears to cut the shell, and make sure to cut half way through the meat lengthwise where you cut the shell and butterfly it so it cooks in the middle. Took a bit longer than stated, but that could have been the size of tails I got or heat of the grill. Make sure to baste constantly to keep it moist. And watch out for flareups when the oil drips into the grill (keep a spray bottle handy).  -  29 Sep 2008


    if you do this watch the tails like a hawk,inspite of the previous reviews i still overdid mine slightly,but, my poor cullinary skills apart, very very good. ps cut the tails completely in half and remove the digestive tract.  -  02 Jan 2013


    FANTASTIC! We were fearful of grilling lobster but this recipe got such great reviews that we decided to brave it. Followed the recipe except we skewered them down the center to keep them from curling & then cut them in hlaf for serving. Served the leftovers the next day on Lobster Salad with Red Devil Dressing (from thsi site) & it was excellent.Thansk for a great recipe Joe Nekrasz!  -  29 Sep 2008