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Baked Lobster Tails

Baked Lobster Tail is delicious, easy to make, and great for special occasions. This is the best simple recipe for an elegant dinner night.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Lobster Tails, Best Lobster Tail, Lobster Tail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 261kcal
Author Jen


  • 3 Lobster Tails 4-5 oz each
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 tbsp Melted Butter


  • Preheat oven to 450
  • Using shears, cut down the center of each tail stopping at the fan shaped end.
  • Using a spoon or your fingers, loosen the meat from the shell along the top and the bottom leaving it attached at the uncut end.
  • Gently lift the meat above the cut area and lay on top.
  • carefully spread to expose white flesh.
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl for 30 seconds.
  • Add salt, pepper, garlic and paprika to butter and stir to combine.
  • Brush seasoned butter over lobster meat.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over each tail.
  • Serve with melted butter.


Do not overcook.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 724IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg