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Maine is known for lobster, and we love the simplicity and convenience of this grilled lobster tail recipe. 

We highly recommend grilled lobster tails over a charcoal grill. It creates a smoky, rich flavor that will change the way you enjoy shellfish. It takes only 20 minutes to grill the whole lobster and just 10 for the tail, so it’s one of the fastest-cooking proteins for a charcoal grill, too. 

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  • 6 lobster tails
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chives, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. If the lobster tails are frozen, make sure they are fully thawed before cooking. 
  2. Use scissors to cut 3 lengthwise slits in the underside of the tail. This will loosen the shell. Cut the top of the shell lengthwise down the center, but leave the fin intact. Loosen the meat from the shell. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine oil, chives, garlic, and salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture over the lobster meat. 
  4. Cover the meat with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 
  5. Place the lobster tails on the grill rack, meat side up. Grill the meat covered and over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until the meat is opaque.

Serve your lobster with mac and cheese– trust us on this one. 

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Grilled Lobster: Taste of Maine was last modified: October 11th, 2020 by Alex Hensel

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