Easy Grilled Lobster Tail Recipe

Grilled Lobster Tails with Lime and Thyme Butter, GreatPartyRecipes.com

with "Lime and Thyme" Butter or "Lemon and Dill"

Special occasions call for special recipes like the grilled lobster tail recipe. Simple and elegant, there's no easier or better-tasting barbecue choice than grilled lobster tails, unless, of course, you serve it with lemon and dill or lime-and-thyme butter. Here are two ways to grill lobster tails.

Pictured: Grilled lobster tails with steamed asparagus, crispy onions and a lemon wedge

Grilled Lobster Tails

4- to 5-ounce lobster tails, 1 per person, (2 if you're lucky)
Butter, melted
Lime juice, optional
Thyme, optional

How to cook lobster tails on the grill:

First, parboil the lobster tails in salted water for 2 or 3 minutes. Cool.

Split the back shell, to butterfly, with kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, being careful not to cut them in half.

Finish cooking over hot coals, turning once, for a total of just 3 to 5 minutes. (Adjust the cooking time for larger or smaller lobster tails.) Do not overcook unless your goal is very expensive rubber.

Serve with melted butter. For a gourmet touch, add a generous squeeze of fresh lime and a pinch of thyme to the butter before melting it. Stir and serve.

Here's another easy way to grill lobster tails:

Grilled Lobster Tail Halves with Lemon and Dill, GreatPartyRecipes.com

Start with 6 or 8 medium-sized raw lobster tails. Cut the tails in half lengthwise, all the way through this time.

Stir together about 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice, 2 teaspoons fresh thyme or dill, (or 1 teaspoon ground). Fresh is best, of course. Brush the lobster side of the tails generously with the olive oil-lemon mixture. Salt and pepper them lightly.

Grill the lobster tails over medium-high heat, turning once, until the meat is firm but still juicy, 5 to 7 minutes total. Serve with melted butter.

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