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Grilled Lobster Tails with Mango Salad Recipe

Early summer is one of the best times of year for lobster, and not just because lobster are plentiful. There’s only one thing to do when grilling season and lobster season overlap – cook your lobster on the BBQ! Grilled lobster tails may seem intimidatingly decadent, but have no fear! They’re actually very simple to grill.

Pair your lobster with the bright, fresh taste of homemade mango salsa and you’ve got a dish fit for a summertime cookout. This mango salsa comes together in minutes, and it perfectly complements the delicate taste of grilled lobster. If you have the option, use Ataulfo mangoes. Ataulfo mangoes are smaller and more orange than the red and green mangoes you might be used to seeing at your local grocery store. They’re also stringless and have small pits, which means you get more fruit from each mango and makes them perfect for this mango salsa recipe.

Follow our simple recipe and enjoy!

Grilled Lobster Tails with Mango Salad

Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 8 mins
Ready In 18min
Yields 2-4 servings


    • 4-8 lobster tails depending on size
    • 1 stick melted butter

Mango Salsa

    • 2 large, ripe Ataulfo mangos , peeled, cut off the pit, and diced small*
    • 2 to 3 large ripe tomato, cored, seeded and diced small
    • ½ large red onion, peeled and finely diced
    • 3 to 4 jalapenos, seeded and minced
    • 2/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 tsp salt, or to taste
    • 3 to 4 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
    • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice


  1. Thaw lobster tails completely
  2.  Lay lobster tail bottom side up on a cutting board.
  3. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the tail in half lengthwise
  4. Melt half the stick of butter in pan on low heat
  5. Gently rinse the lobster tail under cool water and pat dry with paper towel
  6.  Brush with melted butter
  7. Heat grill to medium-high heat and place lobster tails flesh side down on oiled grates for 3 to 4 minutes
  8. Turn lobster tails over and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until meat is no longer transparent
  9. While cooking flesh side up, brush often with butter
  10. Once grilling is complete, melt remaining butter and serve with lobster portions.

Salsa Preparation

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well to combine.
  2. Let sit for about 5 minutes before tasting to adjust the flavours.
  3. Your salsa may need for salt, or lime juice, or if your mangoes weren’t ripe enough, you can add a pinch of sugar.


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