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Four Cooked Lobster Tails Lined Up on a Baking Sheet

Buttery Baked Lobster Tails

5 7 5
WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time20 mins
Fancy Baked Lobster Tails are served with a garlic butter sauce in the perfect dinner for special occasions. These restaurant-style lobster tails are juicy and delicious, but real EASY to make in under 20 minutes!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 144


  • Oven


  • 4 fresh lobster tails, each should weigh about 6 to 8 ounces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  • Thaw lobster tails if frozen.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Set the oven rack 4 to 6 inches from heat.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Place lobster tails on the baking sheet.
  • Using kitchen shears cut straight along the middle of the top of the lobster shell towards the fins of the tail; do not cut through the fin.
  • With your fingers, gently open up the shell and pull up the meat from inside the shell; do not detach it.
    You can also use a spoon to separate the meat from the two sides of the shell.
  • Close the empty shells together and rest the meat on top of the seam. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter, garlic, paprika, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley; whisk to combine.
    (Optional: Make more sauce for dipping)
  • Brush the tops of the tails with the butter mixture.
  • Broil for about 6 to 8 minutes, or 1 minute per 1 ounce of lobster, and until lobster meat is opaque and sturdy.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and more butter sauce, if you like.



  • Place 1 to 2 lobster tails in the basket of your Air Fryer.
  • Cook at 380˚F for about 5 to 7 minutes, until lobster meat is opaque.


Nutrition Facts
Buttery Baked Lobster Tails
Amount Per Serving (1 tail)
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 593mg25%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 684IU14%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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