- Prepare barbecue grill for direct cooking.
- Place lobster tails on cutting board with backs facing up. Cut through center of lobster shells with kitchen scissors, starting in the middle and cutting to each end.
Cut down the center of the shell with a pair of kitchen scissors.
- Press tails down to crack shells. This prevents curling on the grill.
- Place thumbs on either side of cuts in shells. Roll hands to the sides while pulling shells apart to expose meat.
Gently pull the shells apart to reveal the meat.
- Gently pull out meat from shells, starting at wide end of shell. Leave meat attached to the shells at the narrow end.
Extract the meat from the shell at the wide end, leaving the meat
at the narrow end attached.
- Press shells closed under meat, letting meat rest on tops of closed shells; brush with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place lobster tails, meat side down, on preheated grill.
- Grill lobster tails, on covered grill, 7 minutes per side or until meat turns opaque and is cooked through.
- Serve in the shells or, if desired, remove lobster meat from shells. Slice meat.
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