Cedar Planked Grilled Lobster Tails


Cedar Planked Grilled Lobster Tails

The charcoal grill is a great place to prepare lobster tails. This cedar planked grilled lobster tail recipe is easy and full of flavor.  The folks over at Outdoor Gourmet show us how it is done!

Cedar Planked Lobster TailsLobster Tails on a Cedar Plank with Chive Lemon Aioli


1 6″ x12″ cedar plank
5 6-8oz raw lobster tails
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Fresh chives roughly chopped
Salt and pepper


Soak cedar grilling plank in water for at least one hour.

Preheat grill to 400Fº.

Cedar Planked Lobster Tails

Turn the lobster tails leg side up and carefully cut down the center cutting only the shell. Season with salt and pepper.

Cedar Planked Lobster Tails

Place the lemon slices on the plank and sprinkle with chives. Place lobster legs side down on top and move to the grill, closing the lid.

Cedar Planked Lobster Tails

After 10-12 minutes the plank will be smoking and the lobster meat will be firm in a bright red shell. Remove from grill.

Cedar Planked Lobster Tails

Cedar Planked Lobster Tails

The tail meat can be pulled out of the shell after a few minutes to cool. We ate ours with Chive lemon aioli.

Chive lemon aioli
1 egg + 1 yolk
1 cup olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Handful fresh chives
Pinch of salt

Place eggs in a food processor and blitz for 30 seconds, with the machine still running very slowly add the oil in a thin stream. When the oil is incorporated the aioli will have thickened. Add lemon juice, chives and salt. Blitz until smooth.

Welcome To Your Weekend

~Chef Matt

Photo Credit: Ryan Zimer

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