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Baked Lobster Tail

This Baked Lobster Recipe is quick, easy, and incredibly tasty-you'll be surprised it's not chef made. The best part of this lobster tail recipe is that it take less than 25 minutes from start to finish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: lobster tail, lobster recipe, seafood recipe
Servings: 2
Author: inaeatsin
Cost: $40-$50


  • 2 Lobster ails
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes

Garlic Dipping Butter

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • With a sharp knife or scissors, cut the top of the lobster tails all the way to the tip of the tail, avoiding the meat.
  • Carefully pull the meat away from the shell and pull the meat up so it sits on top of the shell. The end of the tail should still be attached to the shell.
  • In a small bowl, whip butter and spices together and divide it in half. Place each half of seasoned butter on top of each lobster tail.
  • Place lobster tails in oven and cook for about 15 minutes or unitl meat is white.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Garlic Dipping Butter

  • In a suacepan over low heat, add 1 tablespoon of butter and garlic. Cook garlic in butter for 1 minute until it just begins to brown.
  • Add the remaining butter, lemon juice, and black pepper and let it seep on low heat for about 4-5 minutes mixing constantly.
  • Strain before serving.