Elevate Your Dinner Experience with Grilled Lobster Tails

Get ready to impress your guests with a culinary masterpiece that combines exquisite flavor and stunning presentation. Crafted by Oded Eshel of Embers Only BBQ, this Grilled Lobster Tails recipe is guaranteed to take your dinner to the next level.

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Lobster Tails on the Classic Joe II

Elevate your grilling experience with the Classic Joe II, the ideal companion for crafting showstopping dishes like Grilled Lobster Tails. Designed to enhance the charcoal grilling experience, the Classic Joe II offers innovative features such as the Kontrol Tower Top Vent and Air Lift hinge, providing precise temperature control and easy access to your culinary creations. With the Classic Joe II, you can take your outdoor cooking adventures to the next level and create unforgettable meals that will leave your guests in awe.

How to Choose the Perfect Lobster Tails

5 grilled lobster tails lined up on a wooden board ready for serving. Each tail has grill marks across the meat that is coming out of slits down the center of each tail.

Ensure you're selecting the right lobster tails for your dish with these helpful tips. Firstly, ask your fish provider about the origin of the lobster tails to determine if they're warm or cold-water varieties. While warm-water tails are more common, cold-water tails typically boast whiter meat and are often pricier but of higher quality.

Visually inspect the shells for distinguishing features. Warm-water lobsters often have black spots, while Caribbean warm-water tails may display yellow spots and bands across the tail. In contrast, cold-water tails lack these markings and offer a whiter meat color.

When purchasing, avoid tails with any discoloration or black spots on the flesh. Opt for frozen tails over thawed ones, ensuring they're thawed just before cooking for optimal freshness. Aim for tails ranging from 5oz to 12oz for a perfect balance of meat quantity and quality taste. Choose reputable sources and consider investing in cold-water tails for a premium dining experience. Remember, the best time to buy lobsters is during winter when prices are typically lower. Armed with these insights, you're ready to embark on your culinary lobster adventure!

Grilled Lobster Tails

Portions: 2 people
Temps de cuisson: 0 - 30 min
Fruits de mer


  • Basting Sauce

  • Main

Prepare to take any dinner to the next level with this showstopping Grilled Lobster Tails recipe, meticulously crafted for the Classic II Kamado Joe Grill. Created Oded Eshel of Embers Only BBQ, this recipe promises not only incredible flavor but also an exquisite presentation that will leave your guests in awe.


  1. 01

    Preheat kamado grill to 400-450 degrees


  3. 02

    Optional: set up dive and conquer rack for one rack low, over higher bed of coals and one rack high over lower bed of coals.


  5. 03

    Over low heat, melt butter and garlic, stirring occasionally.


  7. 04

    Using sharp kitchen shears, cut down the middle of the top of the lobster shell down to the base of the tail where it fans out.


  9. 05

    Gently separate the meat from the shell using an index finger and slowly work the meat to lay on top of the shell.


  11. 06

    Season with salt and pepper.


  13. 07

    Grill flesh side down on hotter part of grill for 1-2 minutes until char marks appear, then transfer to cooler area shell side down for another 1-3 minutes until shell turns red and meat turns white and firm.


  15. 08

    Baste every minute with butter when shell side down to keep meat from drying out.


  17. 09

    To finish, top with more butter and fresh squeezed lemon.