Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

These paleo and gluten free Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails are so easy to make, but tastes and looks like you spent hours in the kitchen!

lemon butter grilled lobster tailsOkay, so I know it’s not grilling season. But we don’t follow that in our household. It’s grilling season all year around over here, and that’s the way we like it.

I thought cooking lobsters tails would be difficult for some reason, but it’s the easiest thing ever. Why are we so intimidated about cooking seafood? They are generally so quick to make with minimal prep work. I’m going to do more of it from now on. I think the real problem is that high quality seafood can get pretty expensive. But once or twice a week shouldn’t break the bank, right? We’ll see. Ask me how our finances are looking after a few months of this.

lemon butter grilled lobster tails

lemon butter grilled lobster tails

 lemon butter grilled lobster tails

The real gem of this recipe is the lemon butter. Lobster tails themselves are pretty darn fabulous and meaty, but the butter really takes it up a notch. The spices in it mixed with the tartness of the lemon… oh man, I may or may not have eaten spoonfuls of it when I made this. Also, as delicious as lobster tails are, don’t expect to look pretty while eating this. There’s a lot of tearing things apart with your hands going on, and just generally giving up on utensils altogether. It’s totally worth it though. Just trust and make it.

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Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 lobster tails
Author: Jean Choi

These paleo and gluten free Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails are so easy to make, but tastes and looks like you spent hours in the kitchen!



  • 1/2 stick butter melted
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced Omit for low FODMAP
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 4 lobster tails
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Mix together melted butter, lemon juice, thyme, garlic, sea salt, and paprika, and set aside.
  3. Using kitchen shears, cut down lengthwise through the centers of of the softer bottom shells of the lobster tails. Be careful not to cut through the top shells.
  4. Brush the cut side with avocado oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the tails cut side down on the heated grill for 5 minutes, until the top shells are bright red.
  6. Flip the tails over and spoon the lemon butter mixture on top of each tail.
  7. Grill for 4-5 more minutes.
  8. Serve the lobster tails with the rest of the lemon butter.

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Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails (Paleo, Gluten Free, Whole30)

2 thoughts on “Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

  1. Karen

    The recipe for the lobster tails look good and I hope mine turn out the same way!!! I was wondering if they sell avocado oil in the grocery store? Thanks again for the recipe!!!

    1. Jean Choi Post author

      Thank you! Yes, you can find it at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods and even Amazon, but if you don’t have it on hand, you can substitute with another cooking oil of your choice.


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