four grilled lobsters garnished with fresh herbs on a white platter
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Garlic & Herb Grilled Lobsters

Grilled lobster is a delicious and easy way to expand your seafood grilling selection and addition to any BBQ or special occasion.
Course Entree
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword bbq lobster, grilled lobster, grilled lobster tails, how to cook lobster, how to grill lobster, new years lobster
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 2054.8kcal
Author Chef Markus Mueller


  • 4 each 1 lb Atlantic lobsters
  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp parsley


Blanch The Lobster First

  • Blanch the whole live lobsters in boiling salted water for 2 minutes to kill the crustaceans prior to grilling. 
  • Shock the lobster in ice water to stop the cooking process, and prevent the lobsters from over cooking.
  • Cut the cooled blanched lobsters in half from head to tail. Chop the fresh parsley, and set it aside.

Grilling the Lobsters

  • Pre-heat the BBQ or cast iron grill, melt the one cup of butter in a pot. Mince the garlic, and add it to the butter once it's melted.
  • Brush the cut open lobsters with the garlic butter and place flesh side down on the grill.
  • Grill the lobster on the grill for 5 to 7 minutes until the meat is nicely charred and fully cooked.,
  • Brush the grilled lobsters with the remaining garlic butter, and sprinkle with the chopped parsley. Serve immediately.