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10 Minute Guide to Cooking Lobster Tails on an RV BBQ Grill

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Alyssa Chartier
July 22, 2022

TL;DR: Master RV BBQ grilling of lobster tails in 10 minutes: Choose charcoal for flavor or gas/electric for convenience, prepare a quick sauce, prep the tails, grill 5 mins each side until meat is opaque. Enjoy a gourmet seafood feast on the road!

10 Minute Guide to Cooking Lobster Tails on an RV BBQ Grill

You don't have to be a master chef to cook lobster tails on an RV BBQ grill. In fact, it's pretty simple and only takes about 10 minutes. Ready to learn how to cook lobster tail? Let's dive in, turn on the grill, and get cooking.

  • When camping with an RV, choosing the right BBQ grill for lobster tails is important.
  • Charcoal grills offer the most flavor, while gas and electric grills are convenient alternatives.
  • Preparing the sauce involves heating butter or oil with seasonings on the grill.
  • Preparing lobster tails involves preheating the grill, removing the top shell, cleaning the meat, and washing.
  • Grilling the tails requires coating them with sauce, grilling for 5 minutes on each side, and ensuring proper cooking to avoid rubbery texture.
  • With these tips, you can enjoy a gourmet seafood meal on the road.

Which Type of BBQ Grill Goes Best With Lobster Tails?

There are many types of BBQ grills when camping with an RV: charcoal grills, gas grills, and electric grills. Which is best for cooking lobster tails?

Traditional charcoal grills are the best if you want the most flavor and taste. Grilling meat with charcoal allows it to absorb the smoky flavor from briquettes, resulting in a richer flavor and better texture.

However, not every situation calls for charcoal grills. You may be camping in an area that does not allow charcoal burning. If this is the case, gas and electric grills are your best options.

These types of grills heat up quickly and are very easy to use. Additionally, they are easy to set up and don't require much cleaning afterward.

How to Prepare the Sauce for Your Lobster Tails

Like any other meat, lobsters taste better when seasoned to bring out the flavor. Unlike beef or chicken, seafood does not require extra overnight seasoning because their meat is tender. Any sauce you put on your lobster tails will soak in quickly.

With your BBQ grill on, place a small pot on top and let the metal heat up. Put a bar of butter, olive oil, or any type of fat you prefer inside the pot, and wait for it to melt and sizzle. Continue to add one teaspoon of pink salt, green onion, Italian seasoning, and parsley to your liking. Keep the pot on the grill for two minutes, then set aside and allow the sauce to cool off.

How to Prepare Your Lobster Tails Before Grilling

The first step is to preheat your grill on high heat for 10 minutes until the grill is hot to the touch. Try resting your palm on the grill for more than 10 seconds. If you don’t feet the heat, then the grill is not ready yet.

If you are grilling lobster tails in charcoal grills, then see if the charcoals turn ashy and white. Once they do, they are ready to go.Next, remove the hard top shell of the lobster tails by slicing it open with a sharp knife. Once the top shell is removed, gently pull out the meat without tearing it.

If any vein-like structures are attached to the meat, remove them along with the intestines and tomalley. Give the tails a thorough wash in cold water.The lobster tails are now ready for the grill.

How to Grill Your Lobster Tails to Perfection

After the grill is preheated and your lobster tails are prepared, it's time to start cooking.

Coat each lobster tail with the sauce you made earlier, then place them on the grill with the meaty side facing down. Close the lid and let them cook for 5 minutes. Open the lid occasionally to check on the tails.

After 5 minutes, flip each lobster tail over to the shell side. Baste the shell and the meat side again, then close the lid and let them cook for another 5 minutes. You can remove the hard shell before flipping to expose the meat if you want.

Burning the shell side of a lobster tail is perfectly fine, but don't overcook the flesh side. The tail is ready when the translucent raw meat becomes opaque, and the shell turns crimson red. Overcooked lobster tastes rubbery, tough, and not juicy.

Once they are done, remove the hard lobster shell, if you have not done so, and serve the meat portion. Lobster tails pair perfectly with sweet and sour salad mix and garlic-toasted sandwich bread.

This 10-minute guide to cooking lobster tails on an RV BBQ grill is simple and easy to follow so that you can enjoy a delicious seafood meal even on the road. With the right grill and some simple seasonings, you can have a gourmet meal in no time.

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