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Easy Lobster Tails for Two

Easy Lobster Tails for Two are a lobster lover’s delight and make a great romantic dinner. They are succulent and super quick and easy. They also make a perfect dinner on date night, Valentine’s Day, or any special occasion. Dip the sweet meat into this homemade garlic butter sauce. Ready in 20 minutes!

Why I love this recipe

Lobster dinner for two can be expensive but we spent about a quarter of what this would cost at a restaurant and felt like we were eating like kings. This recipe is a true taste of seafood at its finest. Sometimes you just need to treat yourselves to the good stuff!

Lobster Tails cooking on a grill.
Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe for Two

This recipe is moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

Need something to go with it? These pair really well with filet mignon steaks. Try these simple sides – Mashed Potato Casserole for Two and Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes for Two. Other great side dishes are green beans or a green salad.

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Just 7 Ingredients

(amounts are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post)

butter

lemon juice

jarred minced garlic cloves

coarse sea salt

Old Bay Seasoning

9-ounce-sized lobster tails

cooking oil or olive oil

Substitutions

This recipe uses 9-ounce lobster tails. For 4.5-ounce tails, grill for 5 minutes per side.

Equipment used for this recipe

How to make this lobster tail recipe

Step 1 – In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt & Old Bay seasoning. Set aside for later.

Step 2 – Turn the lobster tails upside down and use kitchen shears to cut lengthwise through the centers of the soft undercover of the tails.

kitchen shears cutting the underside of the lobster tails lengthwise

Step 3 – Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.

Step 4 – With the cut side up, brush lobster meat with the cooking oil.

Step 5 – Place the tails cut side down on the heated grill for 6 minutes, until the top of the shell is bright red.

two lobster tails on a grill
Grilled Lobster Tails

Step 6 – Flip the tails over and spoon some of the butter mixture over each tail.

two lobster tails upside down on a gril and a spoon drizzling on some butter
Huge lobster tails with garlic butter sauce

Step 7 – Grill for about 6 minutes more to bring out the natural flavor.

Step 8 – Serve the lobster tails with the rest of the butter mixture for dipping.

a large Grilled Lobster Tail on a plate with rice
Easy Lobster Tails for Two

Pro Tips

If you have leftover lobster meat or just want to use it elsewhere, it can be used to make lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, lobster risotto, or as a lobster roll sandwich.

Recipe FAQs

What is the best way to cook lobster tails?

We love the grilled method in this recipe. You can also easily boil lobster tails for an amazing dinner. Add the lobster tails to a large pot and fill it with water until the tails are covered. Bring the water to a boil and cook until the meat is translucent, pinkish-white, and the shells are red, about 1 minute per ounce. Drain and allow to cool enough to handle before removing the meat from the shell.

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Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe for Two - grill lobster tails

Easy Lobster Tails for Two

This Easy Lobster Tail for Two is a lobster lover’s delight and makes a great romantic dinner. They are succulent and super quick and easy. They also make a perfect dinner on date night, Valentine's Day, or any special occasion. Dip the sweet meat into this homemade garlic butter sauce. Ready in just 20 minutes!
4.56 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 322 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 lobster tails 9 ounces each (see notes for 4.5 ounce directions)
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt & Old Bay seasoning. Set aside for later.
  • Turn the lobster tails upside down and use kitchen shears to cut lengthwise through the centers of the soft undercover of the tails.
  • Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  • With the cut side up, brush lobster meat with the cooking oil.
  • Place the tails cut side down on the heated grill for 6 minutes, until the top of the shell is bright red.
  • Flip the tails over and spoon some of the butter mixture over each tail.
  • Grill for about 6 minutes more to bring out the natural flavor.
  • Serve the lobster tails with the rest of the butter mixture for dipping.

Notes

  • For 4.5 ounce tails, grill 5 minutes per side.
  • If you have leftover lobster meat or just want to use it elsewhere, it can be used to make lobster bisque, lobster mac and cheese, lobster risotto, or as a lobster roll sandwich.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 12gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 628mgPotassium: 163mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 706IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 73mgIron: 0.3mg
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