Lobster Tails With Cilantro Butter

Nothing says “summer” quite like lobster tails, fresh off the grill. At least in the North East, that is. Recreate that salty time of year on the coast—anytime and anywhere—by serving this tasty entrée, which comes together in less than half an hour and requires 10 minutes or less on the grill. Start with four lobster tails (fresh or thawed, if frozen), and a semi-homemade compound butter. You’ll cut the lobster tails in half and grill them, coating them with cilantro butter after you flip them over the flames. Serve alongside fresh corn on the cob, garlic bread, or both.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 355 calories
    • Fat 19 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 261 mg
    • Sodium 914 mg
    • Protein 43 g
    • Carbohydrate 1 g
    • Sugar 0 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 1 mg
    • Calcium 115 mg
Nothing says “summer” quite like lobster tails, fresh off the grill. At least in the North East, that is. Recreate that salty time of year on the coast—anytime and anywhere—by serving this tasty entrée, which comes together in less than half an hour and requires 10 minutes or less on the grill. Start with four lobster tails (fresh or thawed, if frozen), and a semi-homemade compound butter. You’ll cut the lobster tails in half and grill them, coating them with cilantro butter after you flip them over the flames. Serve alongside fresh corn on the cob, garlic bread, or both.

Ingredients

  1. Check 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  2. Check 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  3. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  4. Check 4 8-ounce lobster tails, thawed 
if frozen

Directions

  1. Combine the butter, cilantro, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare the grill. Cut each lobster tail in half, through the center membrane, using a sharp chef’s knife. Grill, meat-side down, until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Flip and top with half the cilantro butter, dividing evenly. Grill, uncovered, until opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes more.
  3. Transfer the lobster tails to a bowl and toss with the remaining cilantro butter.