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Two lobster tails on a plate.

Lobster Tails

These Lobster Tails are made with frozen tails and baked in the oven with garlic butter. Done in 10 minutes, this surprisingly easy dish looks fancy but it's very easy to make.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword lobster tails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 202 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 lobster tails see note if frozen
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ fresh lemon
  • chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.

  2. Wash the lobster tails. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Place each tail on a cutting board.
  4. Using kitchen scissors, cut the shell in half starting in the middle and cutting along the tail. Pull it apart to expose the meat.
  5. Place tails on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Melt butter in a bowl. Mix with garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over the meat.
  7. Bake lobster tails in preheated oven for 10 minutes. The lobster tails will be bright pink when cooked but check the internal temperature. It should be at least 140 degrees F.
  8. Squeeze fresh lemon over each tail.
  9. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

  • If your lobster tails are frozen, thaw them out in the fridge. You can also submerge them in cold water. Pat dry before preparing.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Lobster Tails
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 561mg24%
Potassium 139mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 528IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.