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Perfect Lobster Tails At Home: A Guide

Perfect At-Home Lobster Tails

JC Phelps
Making perfect lobster tails at home is immensely easy, y'all -- and so much cheaper than ordering them in a restaurant!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 206 kcal


  • 4 Lobster Tails large

For The Marinade

  • 3/4 stick Unsalted Butter melted
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice freshly-squeezed


Butterfly the Lobster Tails

  • Using kitchen shears, cut down the top of the lobster shell. The lobster should be shell-side up. Gently pull apart each half of the shell. Slide your finger under the bottom of the lobster meat; push upwards, allowing the lobster meat to rest on top of the lobster shell.

Preparing the Broiled Lobster Tail

  • Preheat oven to a High Broil.
  • Mix together all marinade ingredients. Place lobster tails on a baking sheet. Liberally brush the marinade on top of the lobster tails.
  • Broil for roughly 1 minute per ounce of lobster. For example, if your lobster is 8 oz, you'd broil for 8 minutes.
  • Serve with melted butter and enjoy!


Sodium: 271mgCalcium: 69mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 558IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 149mgCholesterol: 126mgCalories: 206kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 11gFat: 18gProtein: 11gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg
Keyword broiled lobster tail, lobster, lobster tail, perfect lobster tail, seafood
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