Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe comes from my Cruising Cuisine cookbook. While cruising in the Sea of Cortez we used this simple method to prepare the local lobster and it was magnificent (and so easy)! Our lobsters were moderate sized, so if using large lobsters adjust the butter and garlic accordingly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat BBQ grill.
  2. Combine butter and garlic.
  3. Place one lobster tail on each foil sheet.
  4. Spread 1 tablespoon butter/garlic mixture on each lobster.
  5. Add one tablespoon of wine or water to packet.
  6. Fold and seal edges of foil of each packet.
  7. Grill for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

Where I live there has been an abundance of lobster tails and I have gotten up close and personal with this shellfish but I had not been able to find a tasty uncomplicated recipe. This is what I was looking for. I will forever use this recipe in the oven. Next time we camp I will cook it over a grill.

stephanie s. February 15, 2014

Restaurant quality all the way. I baked mine in the oven since I didn't have access to a grill and it still came out fantastic. Thank you.

Katanashrp February 22, 2013

So easy and good. I used the wine and added a squirt of lemon before cooking. Thanks Galley Wench for a simple and good meal. Made for Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.

lazyme July 31, 2011