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 Tails

Okay, 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.

Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails Recipe

I had first thought that 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. There are also so many amazing benefits, vitamins, and healthy fats in seafood so we are going to try to incorporate it more into our diet. Especially when it’s this delicious!

In this recipe, lobster tails are seasoned lightly then grilled whole until golden and tender. The juiciness of the lobster meat honestly can’t be beat and it’s such a great way to feel like you eating a fancy feast when it’s so easy to prep and make.

Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

  Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

Lemon Butter

The real gem of this grilled lobster tails 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 the grilled 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 them because they are so delicious!

Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster TailsLemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails

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!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 lobster tails
Calories: 181kcal
Author: Jean Choi


  • 1/4 cup ghee or 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


  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Mix together melted butter, lemon juice, thyme, garlic, sea salt, and paprika, and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Brush the cut side with avocado oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place the tails cut side down on the heated grill for 5 minutes, until the top shells are bright red.
  • Flip the tails over and spoon the lemon butter mixture on top of each tail.
  • Grill for 4-5 more minutes.
  • Serve the lobster tails with the rest of the lemon butter.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Butter Grilled Lobster Tails
Amount Per Serving (1 lobster tail)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 340mg 14%
Potassium 137mg 4%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Vitamin C 3.7%
Calcium 6%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 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.

      1. Mo

        Costco carries Avocado Oil.

        Quick question… Size of the tails aren’t stated.

        Based upon the pics, these are small beautiful looking tails.

        Knowing lobster tail size is important in correlation to the amount of butter basting ingredients.

        Can you post the size of the lobster tails?



        1. Jean Choi Post author

          I don’t really have the exact measurements. I just get the ones from Whole foods. If you are unsure, you can just double the butter sauce and then save it for next time if you end up having leftovers!


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