Grilled PEI Lobster Tails with Garlic-Lime Butter

Servings: 4


  • 4 each Raw PEI Lobster Tails*
  • ½ cup Butter, softened
  • 1 each Roasted Jalapeno, peeled, seeded & chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Chives, chopped
  • 1 each Lime, zested (reserve lime juice)
  • 1/8 tsp Paprika
  • Black Pepper, to taste


Garlic-Lime Butter

Combine all ingredients and mix well until combined.

Chef’s Tip: If preparing ahead – place flavoured butter onto a piece of plastic wrap and roll into a log. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.


Heat grill to medium-high heat. Cut lobster tails in half lengthwise and devein.

Cut garlic-lime butter into thin rounds.

Place lobster tails on hot grill (shell side down); top lobster tails with butter slices; cook for 4-5 minutes or until lobster meat is cooked through.

Squeeze reserved lime juice over lobster tails.

Remove from grill and serve hot with grilled limes and your favourite salad, potato salad or grilled vegetables.

Chef’s Tip: If using frozen, raw lobster tails, place package into a bowl and thaw in the refrigerator overnight or thaw under cold running water and use immediately*

For a spicier lobster tail, try chili peppers or add cayenne pepper to the butter mixture.

Do You Know Lobster?

Once inside a trap lobsters can never get out.

False – Lobsters Often Escape

Lobsters will often get out of traps - that is part of the design. Traps are built to allow undersize lobster to exit easily. Plus an escape hatch is made of biodegradable twine in case the trap is lost at sea. Adult lobsters will also escape traps at times; it is just more difficult.