Grilled Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

Grilling lobster tails with garlic butter using the “V-cut” method is not only easy but also results in a deliciously succulent dish that’s sure to impress. Here’s why this technique is a winner:

The beauty of grilling lobster tails using the V-cut method lies in its simplicity. You don’t need to be a professional chef to master this technique. With just a few easy steps, you can have restaurant-quality lobster tails right at home.

The V-cut allows you to pop the lobster meat up, creating a natural nook for the garlic butter. As the lobster grills, it absorbs the rich, aromatic flavors of the garlic butter, infusing each bite with a delightful burst of taste. The smokiness from the grill further elevates the dish.

The ingredients for this recipe are minimal but impactful. The combination of fresh lobster, butter, minced garlic, and a touch of parsley results in a symphony of flavors that complement each other perfectly.

Lobster tails are known for their quick cooking time. Grilling them using the V-cut method ensures that they cook evenly and in a matter of minutes. This means you can have a gourmet meal on the table in no time.

The V-cut method not only enhances the flavor but also creates an impressive presentation. The lobster meat curls upward as it grills, making for a visually appealing dish that’s perfect for special occasions or when you want to impress your guests.

While the garlic butter is a classic choice, you can get creative with your seasoning and sauce choices. Try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper for some heat or a drizzle of lemon juice for a zesty twist. This method is versatile and allows you to experiment with flavors.

Grilling lobster tails with garlic butter using the V-cut method is a straightforward yet spectacular way to savor the rich flavors of lobster. It’s an easy process that yields delicious results, making it a fantastic addition to your repertoire of grilling recipes. Whether you’re a seafood enthusiast or looking to impress your guests, this method promises a memorable dining experience that’s as delightful to prepare as it is to savor.

A very generous thank you to  Logan’s Daily Catch for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.



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Grilled Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter

  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6


  • 6 lobster tails
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 lb garlic butter



  1. Heat BBQ between 350-400 degrees.
  2. Cut a v-notch on the top of the lobster tail then insert your finger underneath the meat to lift the tail in the v.
  3. Remove the vein from the tail.
  4. Insert 2 tbsp of butter between the meat and the tail and another tbsp. on top of the tail.
  5. Melt the remining garlic butter and use it to baste the lobster meat while it’s cooking.
  6. Flip the tails 4 times during the process.
  7. Continue to cook and baste until the meat is no longer translucent.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Lobster, Seafood, recipes

Keywords: Lobster, garlic butter, grilling seafood, seafood, restaurant style dish, lobster tails, BBQ, BBQ seafood