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Grilled Lobster Tails with Compound Butter » Simple and Healthy Recipe! ✅

Tender and decadent grilled lobster tails made in your kitchen are a quick and easy yet very impressive meal that your guests will love.

If you’ve been reluctant to grill your own lobster tails, just wait until you see how easy it is to get the same or even better results than you get at a 5-star restaurant.


These succulent and buttery lobster tails are ready from start to finish in minutes. They really are such an elegant and impressive dinner.

Whether it’s for guests, a special occasion, or just a quick dinner with a twist, you just can’t stuff lobster! They are AMAZING served with these Keto Cheddar Ranch Crackers.

The compound butter gives it an amazing flavor making it the most appetizing grilled lobster recipe you have ever tasted! Trust me! You’ll never want to pay for expensive lobster tails at a restaurant again!

What’s in grilled lobster tails?

  • lobster tails
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

The best way to cook lobster tails

How to make compound butter

Add all ingredients except lobster tails to a small bowl and mix until well blended.

Drain the butter mixture on a piece of parchment paper and shape into a log.

You can use something with a flat edge like a paste scraper to make it easier.

Twist ends to seal and refrigerate until firm. When ready, prepare the lobster, cut the trunk into discs.

How to grill lobster tails

For me, it’s hard to beat grilled lobster! They stay moist and tender without drying out or becoming rubbery. To grill, take each lobster tail and using kitchen shears, cut the top of the shell down to the tail.

Open the shell to reveal the lobster meat, then carefully separate the lobster meal from the shell.

Pull the meat over the shells, so the meat is on top.

Place a disk of compound butter on top of each lobster tail and place on a baking sheet.

Place the rack in the top ⅓ of the oven, then turn it on. Grill lobster tails for 4 to 6 minutes (or 1 to 2 minutes per ounce) until meat is opaque and white in center. You should measure 140°F using a thermometer.

Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges on the side.

I highly recommend doubling the amount of butter compound, so you have leftovers to use on steaks, chicken, vegetables, and more!

What are the carbohydrates in lobster? Can you eat lobster on Keto?

Lobster is great on Keto because it’s basically a no-carb food and because it’s low on the glycemic index.

Not only is the carbohydrate low, lobster is considered an excellent source of lean protein. It also contains calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, selenium, choline, and vitamin E.

What to serve with grilled lobster tail?

You can enjoy lobster as a main dish or alongside a juicy steak grilled with compound butter. If you’re keeping things low carb, check out some of these tasty Keto side dishes that will pair perfectly with lobster:

Tips for buying lobster

When buying fresh lobster: Look for those who are active and lively. One way to tell if the lobster is healthy is to hold it by the top shell and look at its claws. Make sure the lobster is holding its claws above its head and not letting them drop to the side.

Know your lobster shellsBasically, there are two types of shells in lobster. Hard shell and soft shell. Lobster soft shells mean that they have recently shed their shell to form a new one. The softer shell lobster has meat that is usually sweeter.

When buying lobster tails: Look for lobster tails ranging from 5 oz. 12 oz. This size is usually sweet and tender. Tails should be purchased frozen and thawed just before cooking.

Other Ways to Cook Lobster Tails

Grilled lobster tails are a great way to bring out the best flavor in your lobster, but there are many ways to cook them, so experiment with others!

Grilled: This is a super fun and super quick way to cook lobster tail. Place lobster tails, meat side up, on grill. Cook covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until meat turns opaque.

BoiledRecipe: Add lobster tails thawed in boiling water with a little keto-friendly fish seasoning. The boiling time depends on the size of the tails. You can use the following as a guide for boiling:

  • 6-7 ounce tails – 5-6 minutes
  • 8-10 ounce tails – 6-8 minutes
  • 16-20 ounce code – 10 minutes
  • Cola 20 to 24 ounces 10 to 12 minutes

Baked: Cook lobster the same way you grill it, just at a lower temperature for a little longer.

in shirt: In a pan, add about 3-4 tablespoons of water with about ½ cup of the butter mixture that you cut into small pieces. Let the butter melt in the water, but don’t let it boil. Gently place the lobster in the pan, turning every minute until the meat is opaque or reaches a core temperature of 60°C.

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Tender and decadent grilled lobster tails made in your kitchen are a quick and easy yet very impressive meal that your guests will love.

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Preparation time 20 min

Cooking time 6 minutes

Total time 26 minutes

Calories: 251

Servings: 4

US usual metric

How to make compound butter

How to grill lobster tails

I highly recommend doubling the amount of butter prepared so you have plenty of leftovers to use on steak, chicken, vegetables, and more!

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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can check this using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, no sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.

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