Make a restaurant-style meal right at home with this Ninja Foodi Grilled Lobster Tail!
In order to make these fabulous lobster tails, I used this Ninja Foodi Grill. This is an indoor grill; however, they can be done on a traditional outdoor grill as well. Making Ninja Foodi Grilled Lobster Tail is actually very easy, you’ll impress yourself!
Tips for Making Ninja Foodi Grilled Lobster Tail:
The most tricky part of cooking Lobster Tail is simply splitting the tail and pulling the meat to the top.
The best way to do this is to use sharp kitchen scissors and cut the tail in half all the way up to the fin. Once you’ve done this, carefully pull the tail apart and put your fingers around the meat to pull the meat to the top of the tail.
Once it’s on top, shut the tail underneath it, this brings the meat to the top of the tail and the tail itself will be empty.
This technique is the best way to butterfly a lobster tail.
Once this is done, that’s the trickiest part, now you can easily grill your lobster tail.
How do you cook lobster tail in the Ninja Foodi Grill?
The lobster tail will be cooked on high using the grill function of the Ninja Foodi Grill. It’s best to go ahead and select this option for 5 minutes so that the grill starts to preheat while you are cutting and preparing the lobster tail.
Once it’s preheated, coat the meat of the lobster tail with a nice coat of garlic butter and place it carefully in the grill. The lobster tail will be cooked and ready to serve in just about 5 minutes.
The internal temperature needs to be at least 145*F to be considered done and ready to serve.
We actually enjoy serving the lobster tail with Filet Mignon, I’ll be sharing a recipe for that in the Ninja Foodi Grill soon as well.
This is the perfect classy recipe to add to your list of Ninja Foodi Recipes. All of your friends will think you are so fancy…I won’t tell them how easy it is.
Ninja Foodi Grilled Lobster Tail
- 2-4 Lobster Tail
- 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1 Clove Garlic Crushed
- 1 Tsp Dried Parsley
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Preheat the Ninja Foodi Grill by placing it on high for the grill function, grill on high for 5 minutes.
- Start by using kitchen scissors to cut the lobster, cut down the center of the tail until you reach the fins, do not cut the fins.
- Pull apart the tail and use your fingers to bring the meat up to the top and close the shell. When you are cutting it should create a butterfly effect to the meat to allow it to easily be moved to the top of the shell, see video for a tutorial.
- In a small dish, melt the butter and add the garlic and parsley, mix it well.
- Coat each of the lobster with the butter mixture well with a brush.
- Lift the lid to the Ninja Foodi Grill once it's done with the preheat function, then coat the basket with olive oil spray.
- Carefully place the lobster tail in the basket.
- Evenly coat the lobster tail with olive oil cooking spray.
- Grill for 5 minutes or until the meat reaches an internal temperature of at least 145*F.
- Carefully remove and serve.
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Comments & Reviews
Susan Dubose says
This was excellent!! And easy as can be. I placed them in a small piece of tinfoil to hold in the butter mixture. So this added about 3 minutes to the time.
Tk Soblessed says
This turned out to be perfect the flavor the taste quick and easy no big mess or should I say mess free
I haven’t cooked the lobster yet but curious why olive oil as it indicated tat Olive oil is much more smokier
I have grilled other foods but used avocado oil which had no smoke
One mentioned using foil for the lobster; curious on a average how much additional time it increases when using foil
And when grilling. Looks like you don’t actually need to use the grill to use the grill function???
Mommy Hates Cooking says
Avocado will work just fine. This will work in the grill or the regular multi-cooker. I’d probably do the air crisp function with the multi-cooker. I haven’t had any issue with olive oil but it does have a lower smoke point, I’m allergic to avocado so that’s really the only reason I don’t use it regularly. I haven’t found that you need any additional time with foil.
Suzanne S Groom says
The pictures show the air fryer basket, not the grill. Which is it? Grill or air fryer basket?
Mommy Hates Cooking says
I used the basket that comes with the Ninja Foodi Grill, but I used the grill function of it. You can also use the grill grate, either one the basket or the grate is going to work the same way for this.