Grilled South African Lobster Tails with Garlic Butter


  • 4 South African lobster tails, split in half lengthwise and cleaned
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Begin by preheating your grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Brush the split lobster tails with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Place the lobster tails flesh-side down on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes.

  4. Carefully flip the lobster tails over and continue to grill for an additional 5-6 minutes.

  5. While the lobster tails are grilling, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

  6. Add the minced garlic to the melted butter and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.

  7. Remove the garlic butter from the heat and stir in the fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley.

  8. Once the lobster tails are done grilling, transfer them to a serving platter.

  9. Drizzle the garlic butter sauce over the grilled lobster tails, making sure to coat each tail evenly.

  10. Serve the grilled South African lobster tails immediately, garnished with additional chopped parsley, if desired.

This grilled South African lobster tail recipe is a decadent and delicious way to enjoy this prized delicacy. The simple seasoning of olive oil, salt, and pepper allows the sweet and succulent lobster meat to shine, while the garlic butter sauce adds a rich and indulgent flavor. It's a perfect dish for a special occasion or a romantic dinner for two. Enjoy!