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Easy Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Butter Recipe


We celebrated the end of summer with a smorgasbord of our faves on the grill! We're not introducing toddler boss to shellfish until she turns two, so this special treat was just for guests old enough to spell l-o-b-s-t-e-r.  Surprisingly, she didn't seem to mind at all...surprisingly.

The secret is all in the butter and I adapted this easy recipe by Patrick & Gina Neely via  Note: I've also tried this recipe indoors under the broiler and the results are just as good, if not a tad bit better.  

Grilled lobster tails with herb butter

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SUGGESTED PAIRING: Try making this recipe while you're rockin' the Apronini in Eva!

PREP TIME: 5 minutes

COOK TIME: 10 minutes



1 stick salted butter at room temperature

2 tablespoons chopped chives

1 tablespoon chopped tarragon leaves

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 dash hot sauce

1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

6-8 small-medium lobster tails

Olive Oil

Kosher Salt

1 lemon 


1. Preheat grill or broiler to direct medium-high heat.

2.  In a small bowl, mix butter, chives, tarragon, minced garlic, hot sauce, and black pepper with a rubber spatula. Stop when all of the ingredients are blended thoroughly and the butter looks "spreadable." Cover with plastic wrap and set aside.

3. Using kitchen shears, butterfly the lobster tails straight down the middle of the softer underside of the shell.  Cut the meat down the center without cutting all the way through.  Note: this step is really important--I put my mom (bless her heart) in charge of the cutting and she cut half of them incorrectly, which really does make a difference when they're cooking.

4.  Brush the tails with olive oil and season each with a small pinch of salt.

5.  Grill lobsters cut side down over medium high heat about 5 minutes, until the shells are bright in color.

6.  Turn the tails over and spoon a generous tablespoon of herb butter on each. Grill for another 5 minutes, or until the lobster meat has an opaque white color.

7.  Remove the tails from the grill and squeeze fresh lemon juice over each before serving.

*To see the original recipe by Patrick & Gina Neely on, click here



Riche Holmes GrantHey Haute Mamas! I'm Riche Holmes Grant, a modern mom + mompreneur who designs smart + stylish products that make your mommy gig easier. 

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