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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.


Credit: Con Poulos

Recipe Summary

10 mins
25 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine the butter, cilantro, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl.

  • 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.

  • Transfer the lobster tails to a bowl and toss with the remaining cilantro butter.

Nutrition Facts

355 calories; fat 19g; saturated fat 11g; cholesterol 261mg; sodium 914mg; protein 43g; carbohydrates 1g; iron 1mg; calcium 115mg.