How to Broil Lobster Tail

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"DH found this on a blog and asked me to post here for future reference. Please note were in the USA they say broil we her in the land downunder say grill."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (120.4 g)
  • Calories 138.2
  • Total Fat - 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 159.2 mg
  • Sodium - 530.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 18.8 g
  • Calcium - 96.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Line a grill/broiler pan with foil pressing it into the groves of the pan.

Step 2

Cut a line down the centre of the top of shell (not the underside of the shell), stopping just before the tail fins.

Step 3

Pull shell part leaving it intact, and gently pull lobster meat out, cradling it on top the now opened shell.

Step 4

Using a sharp knife, made a small slit down the top of the meat and spread out by running your finger through the lobster meat.

Step 5

Fill crevice with butter, then sprinkle with garlic salt, pepper and paprika.

Step 6

Grill/Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat for approximately 1 minute per ounce (eg a 4 ounce tail would take about 4 minutes), watch it carefully.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



What a nice recipe this was. I've always wanted to try this type of presentation and the directions were good to walk me thru how to do it. I have to was a little harder to get the lobster out than I thought but it was worth it. Thanks for sharing Pat. Made for FYC tag.

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(26 Jan 2016)