Ingredients

How to make it

  • Thaw lobster, if frozen. Rinse lobster; pat dry with paper towels. Butterfly tails by using kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut lengthwise through centers of hard top shells and meat, cutting to, but not through, bottoms of shells. Press shell halves of tails apart with your fingers.
  • For sauce, in a small saucepan melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in chives and lemon peel. Remove 2 tablespoons of the sauce; set the remaining sauce aside.
  • Lightly grease the rack of a gas grill. Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Brush lobster meat with some of the 2 tablespoons sauce. Place lobster, meat sides down, on the grill rack directly over heat. Cover and grill for 6 minutes. Turn lobster. Brush with the rest of the 2 tablespoons sauce. Cover and grill for 6 to 8 minutes more or until lobster meat is opaque.
  • Heat the reserved sauce, stirring occasionally. Transfer the sauce to small bowls for dipping and serve with lobster. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
  • To grill lobster on a charcoal grill, prepare as above except cook tails directly over medium coals for 6 minutes. Turn; brush with remaining sauce and cook 6 to 8 minutes more or until lobster meat is opaque.

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    " It was good "
    castrofamily ate it and said...
    It was great! We enjoyed it.
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    " It was excellent "
    AKReece ate it and said...
    It was awesome! I blogged about this recipe and posted pictures here:
    http://homemadeintheheartland.blogspot.com/2011/02/on-menu-grilled-lobster-tail-with-chive.html
    Thanks for the awesome tips!
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  • cookinglikecrazy 6 years ago
    sounds amazing!
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    " It was excellent "
    redkitchen ate it and said...
    Wow girl! This is exactly what I've been looking for. Lobster is an all time fav, and I've always been to skittish about doing it at home. Can't wait...I have a new grill (the big green egg) and were going to be using it 3-4 times a week...this is FIRST!
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  • superdupper 6 years ago
    This was a great change from the traditional melted butter. We didn't grill it (though that looks awesome). We're in Maine, so it's too cold to grill. I'll have to remember this in the summer time. Also, I didn't have fresh lemons, just lemon juice. I put that in with the green onions and it was fantastic! My family and guests loved the change! Thanks! :)
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    " It was excellent "
    dariana ate it and said...
    softgrey, Lobster cooks very fast. I boil it almost exactly 10 minutes and then grill it no more then the 5-6 minutes per side on the grill for a 1 pound tail.
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  • softgrey 7 years ago
    i agree-- photos make a world of difference...
    even bad ones!...LOL...

    i adore lobster in all its forms...
    i would make this tonight if i had a good source for lobster in the city....

    i think i might have to start frequenting whole foods for this sort of thing...


    *how do you avoid overcooking the lobster?
    any tips?...
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    " It was excellent "
    dariana ate it and said...
    Dugger, thanks so much for adding your photos. I hope this will catch on with other users as well and they will also add photos of recipes/foods they have tried and enjoyed.

    I am just sorry I missed dinner at your house! Wow, looks like it was a great evening! :-)
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    " It was excellent "
    dugger ate it and said...
    OK, can I give it a 6 ? This was fantastic. I had to innovate a little since I live in a small town and the nearest Kroger is a 15 minute drive. So, I didn't have a lemon or chives. Hmmm.. had some green onions so I chopped up some of the tops for chives. Had some dried lemon peel in the spice cabinet.. used that. Shucks, it made no difference.. the lobster turned out fantastic. Dariana this is a winner!
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    " It was excellent "
    dugger ate it and said...
    OK, I'm heating up the grill now. Gonna give this a whirl. Wish me luck, if I overcook the lobster I'm gonna slit my wrists... :]
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  • edensong 7 years ago
    I love lobster, but I've never made it at home. I must try this.
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  • jakartainflames 7 years ago
    Seems so delicious.
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