Grilling Guide: How to Grill Maine Lobster Tails

There’s something incredibly satisfying about grilling seafood in the summer, and Maine lobster tails are no exception. When grilled correctly, lobster tails can have a slightly smoky flavor that pairs well with the sweet, tender meat. In this guide, we’ll share a simple yet delicious way to grill Maine lobster tails from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.

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Before we begin, let’s ensure we have everything we need:

  • Fresh Maine lobster tails from Cape Porpoise Lobster Co.
  • A sharp kitchen shears or knife
  • Skewers (metal or soaked wooden ones)
  • A grill (charcoal or gas)
  • Melted butter
  • Lemon wedges
  • A basting brush
  • Tongs

Step-By-Step Guide to Grilling Maine Lobster Tails

Step 1: Preparing Your Lobster Tails

Start by rinsing your lobster tails under cold water to remove any residual seawater or debris. Then, using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, cut the top shell down the middle to the tail fin, leaving the tail fin intact. Be careful not to cut the lobster meat.

Once the shell is cut, gently pull apart the shell to expose the meat, taking care to keep the meat attached at the tail fin. Then, run a skewer lengthwise through the lobster tail to prevent it from curling when grilled.

Step 2: Preheat Your Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you’re using a charcoal grill, the coals should be covered with a light gray ash.

Step 3: Grilling the Lobster Tails

Place the lobster tails on the grill with the cut side down for about 4-5 minutes until the shells are bright red. Using tongs, flip the tails over and brush the meat with melted butter.

Step 4: Continue Grilling

Continue grilling the lobster tails for another 3-4 minutes, or until the lobster meat is an opaque white color. Be sure to baste the meat with additional melted butter a few times during this grilling stage.

Step 5: Serving Your Lobster Tails

Remove the lobster tails from the grill and allow them to rest for a few minutes. Serve them with additional melted butter, lemon wedges, and your favorite side dishes.

Savor Your Grilled Maine Lobster Tails

There you have it—a simple and delicious way to grill Maine lobster tails. Grilled lobster tails are perfect for a summer BBQ, a special occasion, or whenever you want a taste of Maine. Remember, the secret to a memorable seafood meal is to start with high-quality ingredients.

At Cape Porpoise Lobster Co., we deliver the freshest Maine lobster and seafood right to your doorstep, ensuring you have the best for your grilling needs. If you’re ready to experience the unmatched taste of our Maine lobster tails or have any questions about our products, feel free to reach out to us at 1.800.967.4268.