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Grilled Lobster Tails and Clams

Posted by: Ari Laing

Grilled lobster tails and clams are the fastest, easiest way to serve simple, straightforward seafood all summer long. Lobster tails grill in 10-12 minutes, while the clams cook up in 5-8! Grab some butter and a handful of napkins. Summer eating at its finest!

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Posted by: Ari Laing
Summer cookout with grilled lobster tails and clams
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5 from 3 votes

Grilled Lobster Tails and Clams

SUMMER GRILLING ESSENTIALS. Simple and fast grilled lobster tails and clams on a smoker or gas grill! Literally takes minutes to cook up and needs nothing other than a little melted butter.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Dinner
Keyword: clams, grilled, how long to cook clams, how long to cook lobster, how to grill clams, how to grill lobster, how to smoke clams, how to smoke lobster tails, lobster cookout, lobster tails, seafood, seafood on traeger, shellfish, smoked
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Ari Laing


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 1 lbs clams throw away any that are open
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat grill to 450 F.
  • Season tails with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place tails meat side down on grate and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140 F. Serve immediately with melted butter.
  • Meanwhile, place clams directly on grates, then cook 5-8 minutes, or just until they open. Serve immediately with melted butter.


Sodium: 1130mg | Cholesterol: 112mg | Calories: 215kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 8.3g | Protein: 32.3g | Carbohydrates: 2.9g
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