It’s been forever since my last post. I’ve got so much to catch up on but I’m working on it slowly!! Life’s been a little hectic the last 4 months! I made these lobster tails for my Mom, who LOVES her lobster. I try and catch lobster tails on sale at my local grocery story and make them often!! These were on the smaller size, only about 4 oz.
There are many ways to cook lobster. I’ve butter poached, grilled, baked and even put in the air fryer! I was making 4 this time so decided to use the oven.
Garlic & Lemon Baked Lobster Tails
4 lobster tails (about 4-6 oz each),
4 tablespoons butter (I used salted) , melted
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 tablespoon dried minced onion (optional)
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons, onion powder
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 425°.
Prepare the lobster tails by using the butterfly method. Using kitchen shears cut the shell starting at the opening of the tail. Cut a slit down the tail, stopping before you get to the end. Gently open the shell on both sides and pull the meat out and place over the top of the shell. Complete this step with all lobster tails.
In a small bowl add in the melted butter, spices, garlic and lemon juice and mix well. Add the lobster tails to a oven safe dish. Spoon the butter mixture evenly over the lobster tails.
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes depending on the size of the tail or when the lobster reaches 135°-140°. Remove from the oven, serve immediately with melted butter and a lemon wedge and ENJOY!
Chef Notes: If using salted butter be careful of any extra salt so the lobster doesn’t get to salty. Lobster tails can overcook very easily. Make sure to watch them closely as overcooked lobster is rubbery and not pleasant. Change up the seasoning to your preference. No fresh garlic on hand? Garlic paste works just as well!