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Garlic grilled lobster

Points® value
Total Time
23 min
15 min
8 min
Make sure your catch of the day tastes as fresh as possible: When buying lobsters, look for ones that aren't lying idle in their tanks and have both of their claws. Grilling lobster is the easiest way to cook it. Just be sure to keep an eye on the grill. Overcooking can happen fast. As soon as the lobster has turned opaque, remove it from the heat. It will continue to cook a few more minutes in the hot shells. Lemon butter is the classic dipping sauce for luxurious lobster. We've swapped the butter for olive oil. You could add some finely chopped chives and parsley to the blend for added flavor.


Uncooked lobster meat

1 pound(s), start with two 1 1/4 pound whole lobsters

Olive oil

2 tsp


3 clove(s), mashed

Fresh lemon juice

3 Tbsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

tsp, or to taste


  1. Preheat grill. To prepare lobsters, cut off heads, split tails and crack claws; set aside.
  2. Stir together olive oil, garlic and lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss tails and claws with half the olive oil mixture.
  3. Grill lobster pieces, turning and moving them as they cook until shells are charred and meat is firm and opaque, about 8 minutes.
  4. Crack lobsters and dip meat in remaining olive oil mixture. Yields about 3 ounces lobster meat and 2 teaspoons sauce per serving.