Grilled Lobster Tails – A Belizean Foodie Favorite

Grilled Lobster Tails

Belize’s 2017 Lobster Season is officially open which means that across the country, households and restaurants will be serving up a variety of Lobster dishes for their families, patrons and guests, throughout the next several months. 

Now, while everyone may have their preference as to how to cook the marine crustacean (boiled, broiled or baked), we’re going to share how to grill lobster tails.

Grilled Lobster Tails

Step 1:

Buy fresh lobster from your local grocer or fish market, if possible. Frozen tails work, too — but you’ll need to allow for some time for them to thaw in the refrigerator.

Step 2: 

Cut the shell with a pair of kitchen shears, but go no further than the tail.  With a knife, split the meat along the same path as the shell cut line, being careful not to slice all the way through the lobster.

Step 3:

Open the lobster like a book. The remaining soft membrane will keep the sections intact while exposing the meat.

Step 4:

Make sure your grill grates are cleaned and oiled. Preheat your grill for medium-high heat — 400-450°F. To prevent curling, you can skewer the tails.

Step 5:

Grill flesh side down for approximately 5-7 minutes, then flip. Figure another 4-5 minutes after you flip the tail. 

Step 6:
Finish cooking flesh side up, still over direct heat.

Step 7:

At this point, it’s a great idea to baste the lobster with a herb butter mixture.

Step 8:

The tails will show you when they’re done. The meat should be white and opaque. You can confirm the temperature with a meat thermometer. Shoot for 145°F. 

Grilled Lobster Tails

Step 9:

Remove from grill and serve!

Grilled Lobster Tails

How do you prefer your Lobster Tails? Let us know!

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