Florida Lobstering
How to Cook Lobster Tails - Baked or Grilled

Whether you are cooking Florida Spiny lobster tails or Maine clawed lobster tails, the preparation and cooking times are the same.

Cooking lobster tails can be simple and easy in the oven or on the grill. This can be done with fresh or frozen lobster tails. If you are using frozen tails, be sure they are fully thawed before preparation.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Yield: 1 Lobster Tail per person

Preheat oven to 350 F or grill to medium high.

1 Florida Lobster Tail
1 1/2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon fresh minced Garlic
1 12x12 piece of heavy aluminum foil

Cut the tails lengthwise from top to bottom. Remove the swimmerets and any sharp edges from the shell.

Layout the 2 halves of the lobster tail on a 12x12 inch piece of heavy aluminum foil.

Generously cover with fresh minced garlic and butter.

Tightly close the foil packet and place on the grill or in the oven at 350F.

Average cooking time for a lobster tail is 15-20 minutes on med-high for the grill and about 350F in the oven.

Cooking times will vary so check your lobster tails and turn it once or twice during cooking to avoid burning. Be sure to not overcook the lobster tails as the lobster meat will be tough and chooey. A fully cooked lobster tail will have a bright red shell and the lobster meat will be firm and white.


Serve with a squeeze of lemon, salt and paper to taste. Be sure to drizzle the garlic butter on the lobster meat before serving.


How to Catch a Florida Lobster
  There are numerous ways and techniques to catch a Florida Spiny lobster. I will go over a few of the ways I do it. Before you attempt to catch a Florida lobster, you need to understand their behavior.