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How to Grill Lobster Tails with Herb Honey Butter Recipe

Learn how to grill lobster tails over the open flame and serve them up with an absolutely delicious herb honey butter and lemons!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 933kcal


For the Herb Butter:

  • 1 pound of softened unsalted butter
  • ½ peeled and finely grated small shallot
  • 4 finely grated cloves of garlic
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons each of finely diced fresh tarragon and chives
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of honey
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Lobster Tails:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil or melted unsalted butter
  • 6 4- ounce lobster tails cut in half longways
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 lemons cut in half
  • microgreens for garnish


  • Preheat the grill to 450° to 500°.
  • Herb Butter: Add the softened butter to a standing mixer with the paddle attachment and whip on high speed until it becomes light and fluffy, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Next, add in the shallots, garlic, lemon, herbs, salt and pepper and whip on low speed.
  • While the butter is whipping add in the honey so that it integrates into the butter immediately.
  • Remove from the standing mixer and transfer to a plastic container and chill in the refrigerator. Note: there will be a lot of leftovers.
  • Lobster: brush the meat side of the lobster with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the lobster meat side down onto the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  • Once you flip the lobster over generously spread on some of the herb butter on the grilled meat side.  
  • Next, immediately put the lemons cut side down onto the hot grill and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until there are grill marks.
  • Remove everything from the grill and transfer to a serving platter and garnish with microgreens.



Calories: 933kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 62g | Cholesterol: 284mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3125IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg