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The Best Baked Lobster Tails

This lobster tail recipe is so easy to make and is super indulgent! These lobster tails are baked at a high heat and are juicy, crispy and filled with buttery and garlic flavor.
lobster tail dinner that's on a marble plate with a white background served with garlic and buttery mashed potatoes, red buttery lobster and air fried asparagus that's topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese. There is a gold and black fork on the plate as well.

Valentine’s Day Dinner At Home

The past couple of years we have stayed home for Valentine’s Day instead of going out. Instead, we splurged on dinner and made it at home for the fraction of the cost, and zero crowds. The Best Baked Lobster Tails are the perfect meal to make this love day!

These lobster tails come together quickly and easily and will for sure impress your partner, or yourself! I paired this meal with some easy garlic mashed potatoes and air fried parmesan asparagus.

Four red and juicy lobster tails on a baking sheet that's lined with parchment paper and topped with fresh parsley and a lemon wedge

Ingredients needed to make lobster tails

The Best Baked Lobster Tails come together quickly and easily! You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry, all that you have to do is purchase the lobster tails. I purchased mine at my local Sprouts, however when I went to Ralphs right after, they had the same one’s for half the price. So I encourage you to shop around before making your purchase.

  • lobster tails
  • butter
  • salt + pepper
  • garlic
  • parsley
  • paprika
  • onion powder
This lobster tail recipe is so easy to make and is super indulgent! These lobster tails are baked at a high heat and are juicy, crispy and filled with buttery and garlic flavor.

How to Prepare Lobster:

When I shared a sneak peak of this recipe on my Instagram Story, I received a ton of messages from people saying they wish they knew how to prepare lobster tails. I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can do it! I can’t stress enough how easy this recipe is to prepare, it comes together in as little as 20 minutes.

  1. Prepare lobster tails by butterflying the lobster. To do this, simply cut down the center of the tail with kitchen sears and carefully pull out the meat while leaving the end of it still attached. Please reference this video on my Tiktkok for an example of how to do this.
  2. Mix together melted butter, garlic and seasonings and then brush generously onto each lobster tail.
  3. Bake the lobster tails in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until internal temperature reads 135-140F.
  4. Remove the lobster tails from the oven and top with fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice and serve with more melted butter.
This lobster tail recipe is so easy to make and is super indulgent! These lobster tails are baked at a high heat and are juicy, crispy and filled with buttery and garlic flavor.

Make it a three course meal

This lobster tail is part of my Valentine’s Day Dinner menu! I served this meal with an appetizer to start, lobster tail served with two sides as the main, and a creamy yummy dessert to finish.

air fried balsamic brussels sprouts

easy garlic mashed potatoes

air fried parmesan asparagus

avocado pudding

This lobster tail recipe is so easy to make and is super indulgent! These lobster tails are baked at a high heat and are juicy, crispy and filled with buttery and garlic flavor.

The Best Baked Lobster Tail

This lobster tail recipe is so easy to make and is super indulgent! These lobster tails are baked at a high heat and are juicy, crispy and filled with buttery and garlic flavor.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
10 minutes
COOK TIME:
12 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
22 minutes
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 4 lobster tails, wild caught
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • S + p to taste
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic, fresh or from a jar
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp paprika 
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 4 lemon wedges

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

4 Lobster Tails

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F and prepare the lobster tails by butterflying the meat. To do this, use kitchen shears and cut down the center all the way to the bottom of the tail. Loosen the meat on each side with your fingers, and carefully pull the meat out to sit on top of the shell. Place the lobster tails on a baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper and season with salt and pepper. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, garlic, paprika, onion powder and fresh parsley. Brush or pour evenly amongst the four tails until each piece is well coated. 
  3. Bake the lobster tails in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 135-140F. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. 
  4. Serve with a lemon wedge and additional melted butter. Enjoy! 

Notes

Lobster tails are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoyed within 4 days. Heat lobster tails in the oven or air fryer for best results. May use the microwave if necessary.

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