Lobster Tails Recipe with Garlic Lemon Butter

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

This is the only Lobster tails recipe you’ll ever need and it’s surprisingly easy! The broiled lobster meat is crazy tender, juicy and each bite is tantalizingly flavorful, especially after dipping into the warm garlic lemon butter. Dunk it in, take it for a swim, watch the excess drip off your fork and enjoy.

I honestly think this is the best thing I’ve ever cooked. THIS is the way you should eat lobster.

Make broiled lobster tails at home for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion and you’ll pay less than half of what you’d drop in a nice restaurant and GET THIS: it totally tastes gourmet! The garlic and dijon sauce was inspired by my wildly popular baked salmon and everyone who tries it loves it.

P.S. I also included step-by-step photo instructions on how to prepare and butterfly lobster tails so you can make the most impressive posh-looking lobster tails like a boss :).

Watch How to Butterfly and Make Broiled Lobster Tails:


This lobster tails recipe is such a treat. Easy and excellent in flavor and presentation. I hope you fall in love with this recipe as we have.

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Lobster Tails Recipe:

4 lobster tails (5 to 6 oz each)
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, very finely chopped, plus more for garnish
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
4 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

Lobster tails tend to go on sale before holiday’s like Valentines day. I found these 5 oz Lobster tails at Fred Meyer on sale for $6 each. Not bad! You can serve 4 people at $6 each or splurge on 2 people for $12 each which is still amazing for LOBSTER!!

How to Prepare/Butterfly Lobster Tails:

1. Use kitchen scissors to cut through the top shell of the lobster tail, stopping at the base of the tail and snipping through the top portion of the meat as you go.

2. Flip the tail over to the back see-through side of the tail and crack the ribs in the center. This will help open the shell.

3. Open the shell using your thumbs and fingers and loosen the meat from the shell (remove vein if present). Work carefully – shells can be sharp! Lift the meat from the shell, keeping it attached at the base. Press the shell together and set the lobster meat over the top. The bulk of the lobster meat should be sitting over the top of the shell.

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make Broiled Lobster Tails:

1.Place rack in center of oven so when you bake, the meaty tops of your lobster tails will be at least 6 inches from the top heating elements. Preheat oven to broil on high heat.

2. In a small bowl, add the marinade ingredients: 1 Tbsp parsley, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp dijon, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir to combine.

3.Place butterflied Lobster Tails into a 9×13 or 8×12 roasting pan. Divide the marinade evenly over the tops of each lobster tail and dot each tail all over with 1/2 Tbsp of butter cut into smaller pieces.

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

4. Broil lobster tails on high 10-11 minutes (or according to the lobster tail size – see chart below). When done, lobster meat should be opaque and white in the center and register 145˚F on an instant read thermometer. Transfer lobster tails to a serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

5. To make the Garlic Lemon Butter: drain drippings from the roasting pan into a small saucepan and combine with remaining 2 Tbsp butter, bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Pour over lobster tails or divide into small ramekins and use as dipping sauce.

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

Broiling Times for Lobster Tails:

Smaller (3 to 4 oz) lobsters 6 to 8 minutes
Medium (5 to 6 oz) lobsters 10-11 minutes
Larger (7 to 9 oz) lobsters 12-15 minutes (with rack in middle of oven)
Broil lobster meat until opaque and white in the center, or 145˚F.

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

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Lobster Tails Recipe with Garlic Lemon Butter

4.95 from 36 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
This is the only Lobster tails recipe you'll ever need and it's surprisingly easy! The broiled lobster meat is crazy tender, juicy and each bite is tantalizingly flavorful, especially after dipping into the warm garlic lemon butter.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: Varies by Season
Servings: 4 lobster tails

Ingredients

  • 4 lobster tails 5 to 6 oz each
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley very finely chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter divided

Instructions

How to Prepare/Butterfly Lobster Tails:

  1. Use kitchen scissors to cut through the top shell of the lobster tail, stopping at the base of the tail and snipping through the top portion of the meat as you go.
  2. Flip the tail over to the back see-through side and crack the ribs in the center. This will help open the shell.
  3. Open the shell carefully using thumbs and fingers and loosen meat from the shell (remove vein if present). Lift the meat from the shell, keeping it attached at the base. Press the shell together and set the lobster meat over the top. Most of the lobster meat should be sitting on top of the shell.

How to Make Broiled Lobster Tails:

  1. Place rack in center of oven so the meaty tops of your lobster tails will be at least 6 inches from the top heating element. Preheat oven to broil on high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together marinade ingredients: 1 Tbsp parsley, 2 garlic cloves, 1 tsp dijon, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice.
  3. Place butterflied Lobster Tails into a 9x13 or 8x12 roasting pan. Divide marinade evenly over the tops of each lobster tail and dot each tail all over with 1/2 Tbsp of butter cut into smaller pieces.
  4. Broil lobster tails on high heat 10-11 min (or according to the lobster tail size - see chart). When done, lobster meat should be opaque and white in the center and register 145˚F on an instant read thermometer. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with parsley if desired.
  5. To make the Garlic Lemon Butter: drain drippings from the roasting pan into a small saucepan and combine with remaining 2 Tbsp butter, bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Pour over lobster tails or divide into ramekins and use as dipping sauce.

Recipe Notes

!Broiling Times for Lobster Tails:
Smaller (3 to 4 oz) lobster tail 6 to 8 minutes
Medium (5 to 6 oz) lobster tail 10-11 minutes
Larger (7 to 9 oz) lobsters tail 12-15 minutes (with rack in middle of oven)
Broil lobster meat until opaque and white in center, or 145˚F.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

Lobster tails pair perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. So good!!

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

Enjoy this incredible lobster tails recipe, my friends and let me know if you try it. I can’t tell you enough how good this is! You’ll just have to find out for yourself! 😉 Thank you so much for pinning and sharing this on Facebook with your lobster loving friends. This recipe is so worth discovering! 🙂

The ONLY Lobster Tails Recipe you'll need! Broiled lobster tails are juicy, flavorful, and quick to make! + How-To butterfly lobster tails photo tutorial! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Roxana
    December 3, 2018

    These were delicious, easy and just perfect! Thank you for a wonderful dish. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 3, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it Reply

  • Courtney
    November 25, 2018

    I made this tonight and it turned out perfect! Thank you for the excellent recipes and tips on preparing the lobster! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2018

      You’re so welcome!! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Nestor
    November 5, 2018

    I made this recipe today and I have a very good compliment frm my boss Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2018

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • inesa
    October 14, 2018

    great recipe! thanks!
    ps try not to switch fork from left to right hand after cutting the piece. it will look more mannered 😈 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2018

      Thanks for the tip, Inesa! Reply

  • Inas
    October 14, 2018

    All your recipes are amazing Natasha thanks so much Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 14, 2018

      You’re so welcome! Thank you for trying our recipes! Reply

  • mlh6118
    September 30, 2018

    Very easy recipe to follow, including butterflying the tail. I didn’t add parsley or top with butter, so I’m wondering if that is why there is a pronounced lemon flavor.

    I will definitely be holding onto this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      October 1, 2018

      Hi, it is probably because you did not top with butter so the lemon flavor wasn’t dispersed the same way. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 Reply

  • Frank
    July 21, 2018

    Hi Natasha. I found your website when searching for how to butterfly lobster tails. I watched a lot of videos elsewhere but your method was unique with breaking the underside ribs with your thumbs. And, I thought, ‘she’s doing that with nice nails and nice clothes on!’ Therefore, I used your method last evening and it worked great! I was sautéing the lobster so I haven’t tried your recipe, but as far as a very easy way to get to the meat, your way is outstanding. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2018

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us Frank! I’m so happy this worked well for you! Reply

  • Veronica Mandonado
    July 13, 2018

    Natasha, I’ve been meaning to write this comment for so long lol. I commented over a year ago about needing to try this recipe, well a year and a few months later I want to let you know this is my go to recipe for lobster tails!! I’ve been making it every since. I absolutely love how easy and quick it is to make. From prep to table it’s very time saving. I’ve loved all the recipes I’ve tried of yours since I’ve subscribed and I am hooked. Keep em coming lol. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 13, 2018

      Hi Veronica! What an amazing review! Thanks for following and taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments! I’m so happy you discovered my blog! Reply

  • Max .
    June 15, 2018

    Tried it for the first time today. Delectable. Fantastic dish. Easy to make and great taste.. Great video instructions. Thanks for sharing. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 16, 2018

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Max! Reply

  • Claudia
    June 1, 2018

    Is one tail enough for one person? They look quite small… Reply

    • Natasha
      June 1, 2018

      Hi Claudia, you can serve 2 per person if you prefer – it really depends on how large your tails are to begin with or what the budget is for dinner since lobster tails can get fairly spendy 🙂 Reply

    • Katya
      July 6, 2018

      This looks divine! I’m definitely making this tonight! however, I’ve never used broiling method for cooking stuff through before… I have a gas oven, do I also need to preheat it before putting those in? I feel like the fire on top would burn the shell before the bottom cooks through. I would appreciate your advice. Thanks Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        July 6, 2018

        Hi Katya, yes you definitly want to pre heat the oven on broil before you place the tails in the oven. Also, make sure the lobster tail is about 6″ away from the top heating element. Readers with gas ovens have reported great results. I hope this helps. Reply

  • Jenna
    May 26, 2018

    We both loved the lobster recipe! Have to say best I’ve ever had very impressed and so well laid out!! Simply said anyone could make these!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 26, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Jenna, that’s quite the compliment! Thanks for sharing your outstanding review with other readers! Reply

  • Kristi
    April 16, 2018

    I am making this for dinner tonight. When I found your recipe I was impressed just how easy and how delicious it looks! Can hardly wait! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 16, 2018

      I hope you love the recipe Kristi, please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Marcy
    February 24, 2018

    Made this recipe tonight. It was excellent, am printing the recipe to “keep” right in my old fashioned recipe box! Thanks Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 24, 2018

      You’re welcome Marcy, I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Lubna
    February 17, 2018

    Great recipe that I tried twice. The only feedback I have is that broiling didn’t cook it enough first time I did this dish, so last week when I did it again I baked the lobster tail at 400F for about 15 minutes. The dressing is so good that I usually prepare extra of it and keep it on the side for more dipping. Thank you, Natasha, for the detailed recipe, especially the explanation on cutting the tail and pulling out the meat, it works like magic. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 17, 2018

      You’re welcome Lubna! I’m glad to hear how much you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Nick Ernst
    February 15, 2018

    Used this recipe for my first time ever making lobster. It was great. Every recipe I’ve tried from this site has been amazing. This is the place I go before anywhere else for cooking help now. Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 16, 2018

      You’re welcome Nick! I’m happy to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks for following and sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Jason
    February 15, 2018

    Made this last night for my wife for valentines. It turned out amazing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 15, 2018

      I’m glad the recipe was such a hit! Thanks for sharing and I hope you both had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Reply

  • Joann
    February 14, 2018

    Made this for Valentine’s Day dinner with steamed asparagus. We loved it!! The lemon, garlic sauce is great. Thank you for this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2018

      You’re welcome Joann! I’m glad to hear how much everyone loves the recipe. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Jacquelyn
    February 10, 2018

    Hello Natasha! Thank You for showing a video. I’ve never made lobster before. Looks a little less intimidating after seeing the video. I’m planning on making this for Valentine’s Day for my husband. Any suggestions for what to serve as a side dish? I thought maybe mash potatoes? Can’t wait to make it!! Reply

  • Maria
    February 2, 2018

    This is the perfect recipe!! It’s really easy and the results are fabulous !!! A winner !! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2018

      I’m glad you love it Maria! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

  • Shannon Pearson
    January 24, 2018

    I Made these for Christmas dinner appetizers and it will be on our menu forever now! Thank you for sharing! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 25, 2018

      You’re welcome Shannon! I’m glad you love the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Ricky Shearer
    January 11, 2018

    This was so good! I was so nervous making this because lobster is a special restaurant meal only. It was amazing! Thanks for your wonderful recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 11, 2018

      You’re welcome Ricky! I’m glad to hear the recipe was such a success for you. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Natalia
    January 3, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I am planning to cook lobster tails this weekend using your recipe for a dinner party I am hosting. I am from Australia and was wondering if I could use my Grill function in the oven for this recipe or is it best to use the fan forced function instead? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 3, 2018

      Hi Natalia, I am honestly not familiar with a “grill” function inside an oven. I broil these meaning the heat is coming from the top only and high heat. When you say “grill” I am assuming the heat will come from below which will not work well for this recipe. It works best if you have a high heat broil setting on your oven. If using a grill setting, there is a little bit different cooking process required so maybe google the process for grilled lobster tails. The butter mixture would still work well for grilled lobster. Reply

      • Natalia
        January 4, 2018

        Thanks so much for the prompt response Natasha. Based on your explanation it appears I can use the Grill function in my oven as it is heat coming from the top only (not the bottom). Always is a little confusing when we refer to the same thing but have different terminology depending on the country. Thank you again for the advice and this might be handy for any other Aussies that would like to try your recipe. Can’t wait to try this! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          January 4, 2018

          Oh I’m glad to hear that! I hope you love the recipe! 🙂 Reply

          • William Spiegel
            February 15, 2018

            Followed your instructions everything went fine until I put it in the oven. Set the oven on high, broil, and proceeded to burn the tops of the lobsters and under cook
            the bottoms. Where very tough but
            did taste good. Help, don’t want to burn again. Can I bake them instead?

          • Natasha
            natashaskitchen
            February 15, 2018

            Hi William, make sure these are at least 6 inches away from the top heating element (the top of the lobster meat should be 6″ away) for the most even cooking and to prevent scorching. Also, if using really large lobster tails, it is a good idea to lower them even further away (maybe 1 rack level lower or 1 to 2″ lower) from the top heating element. I sure hope that helps!

  • Christine Sturkey
    January 3, 2018

    Thank you for the detailed instructions for shelling the lobster and this recipe is very good !! I love to cook and to find a good recipe is a plus. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 3, 2018

      You’re welcome Christine! I’m glad you find that helpful. Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Kelly
    December 30, 2017

    Thanks for this amazing recipe, so easy and so delicious, Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 30, 2017

      You’re welcome Kelly! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • factsmaam
    December 24, 2017

    Oh my gosh! I made these tonight for Christmas EVe dinner. They were fabulous and totally easy. Thank you for the recipe and giving a an Xmas Eve dinner fit for kings! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a HIT. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Naphtali Farley
    December 1, 2017

    This was so so good! I was so nervous making this because lobster is a special restaurant meal only. It was amazing! My husband said it was the best lobster he has ever had!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 2, 2017

      Wow, I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a success! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Naphtali! Reply

  • Auntiepatch
    November 28, 2017

    Flip the tail over to the back sea-through side of the tail and crack the ribs in the center.

    Play on words?

    Can’t wait to try this! Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2017

      Oh my goodness, it totally didn’t even click that I spelled “see-through” that way! lol. Thank you for pointing that out. I probably didn’t get enough sleep last night – ha ha! Reply

  • Auntiepatch
    November 28, 2017

    Flip the tail over to the back sea-through side of the tail and crack the ribs in the center.

    Play on words? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 28, 2017

      I went back and forth for awhile trying to figure out the clearest way to express that. If you have a better way, let me know! 😉 Good thing the photos are there to clarify also. Reply

  • Kathy
    November 21, 2017

    I made it last night and it was so good! First time I’ve made lobster and it wasn’t rubbery. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 21, 2017

      You’re welcome Kathy! I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • Katrina
    October 30, 2017

    At what temperature to broil this ? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 31, 2017

      Hi Katrina, broil on high heat for this recipe. I just added that in the recipe. Thanks for asking! 🙂 Reply

  • jay
    October 25, 2017

    do we put the broiler on high or low ? sorry this is all new to me Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 26, 2017

      Hi Jay, I always broil on high, but I will specify that in the recipe. Thank you for asking! 🙂 Reply

  • Lisa
    August 27, 2017

    Amazinggggg. Will never make lobster another way! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2017

      That’s awesome! I’m glad you love it Lisa! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Debby
    July 15, 2017

    Yummy, will always make it this way. Perfect. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      I’m glad you like the recipe that much Debby! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Jana Elliott
    July 4, 2017

    I just made this and OMG was it incredible!!! My husband said he could of eaten 5 tails, haha! Recipe was very easy to follow and I liked that it didn’t require many ingredients. Can’t wait to make it again! Thx for sharing!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2017

      My pleasure Jana! I’m glad to hear how much you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Jean
    July 2, 2017

    Great recipe absolutely perfect Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 3, 2017

      I’m so happy to hear you love the recipe Jean! Thanks for sharing your review! Reply

  • Katerina
    June 18, 2017

    It was a super good recipe, easy to follow. The pictures and step by step instructions were very useful. Very pretty presentation, good recipe for a special occasion. However, i found it a little too salty for my taste buds. I realized that I used salted butter. I will definitely be making this again, maybe next time I will omit the salt and use the unsalted butter. Thanks again for a great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2017

      Hi Katerina, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe and thank you for the wonderful review! 🙂 Replacing with unsalted butter should definitely help! 😉 Reply

  • Alena
    June 17, 2017

    My husband loved this so much! Thank u for the recipe Natasha!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 17, 2017

      You’re welcome, I’m glad to hear that Alena! Thanks for sharing 😀 Reply

  • Elana
    June 16, 2017

    Thank u so much for this recipe!!! It was perfect!!! Your the best!!!

    I also saw u at Legoland🙈 You have such a beautiful family and your an amazing mama! God bless u! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2017

      You’re welcome Elana! I’m glad you love it. Thanks for sharing your kind comments and I hope you had as much fun as we did at Legoland! God Bless 😀 Reply

  • Alena
    June 13, 2017

    Do I broil on high or low? Thank u Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2017

      Hi Alena, broil on high. Reply

      • Alena
        June 13, 2017

        Thank u Natasha!!!!!! Reply

  • Allison
    May 9, 2017

    A friend at work told me about Natasha’s kitchen and I am so grateful! I love how simple yet so delicious these recipes are!
    I made these lobster tails last night and they were amazing!!! I felt like we ate better than we could have at any restaurant! The lobster tails turned out so beautiful and tasted just as good as they looked! I really appreciated the step by step directions to butterfly the lobsters, it made it so easy!
    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Pure perfection!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 9, 2017

      My pleasure! I’m happy to hear you love the recipe Allison! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Sara Murphy
    March 24, 2017

    Hello! I run a kitchen at a camp. I want to make this for our staff, however, my industrial oven does not have a broiler. Any suggestions? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 24, 2017

      Hi Sara, I always use the broiler for this recipe. You might search for a baked method rather than a broiled method. I found this baking method at 375˚F for 20-25 min which might work well, but keep in mind that is for larger 8-10 oz tails so it would be faster with smaller lobster tails.  Reply

  • Gail
    March 15, 2017

    Will this work if the tails are frozen. Or should they be defrosted first? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2017

      Make sure to defrost the tails. They should be fully thawed and it’s best to thaw in the fridge. Reply

  • Veronica Mandonado
    March 8, 2017

    This recipe looks divine!!! I cannot wait to try it and I am now currently checking for fresh lobster tails in my local seafood market thanks to the recipe lol. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I came across your blog by searching a lobster recipe on google, I am now a subbie and can’t wait to browse all your recipes and follow your blog! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 8, 2017

      You’re welcome Veronica! THAT’S GREAT! Let me know what you think after you make the recipe please. 🙂 Reply

  • Natalya
    March 3, 2017

    I’m not a seafood lover, but this one was a winner! Thanks, Natasha, for making my cooking so much more fun 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 3, 2017

      Awesome!!! I’m so happy you liked it 🙂 Reply

  • Matt
    March 2, 2017

    Hi Natasha, looking forward to trying these tonight. Should I Broil on high or low.

    Thanks for you help. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 2, 2017

      Hi Matt, broil on high 🙂 Reply

  • Natalia
    February 15, 2017

    I made these for my husband and you should have seen the LOOK ON HIS FACE!! Ha ha, priceless! He was so impressed and we both loved it 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2017

      Oh that is just awesome! Thank you for sharing your amazing review 🙂 Reply

  • Denise G Thomson
    February 15, 2017

    Sounded fantastic….but something was off. Only cooked 2 tails so I cut the marinate in half. Was very confused with the butter dot on the tail…all it did was melt off and burn so I had nothing to add to the sauce. After adding extra butter and what marinate I could scrape out of the bowl, I should have drizzled the butter over the lobster instead of dipping. Lobster top was burning, so I lowered shelf lower than the recommended 6″. Tail was still burning….so I pulled them out. These were larger tails and I ended up having to pull the lobster out of the shells and cooking them longer. Marinate on the top became a little tuff. Would not do again Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 15, 2017

      Hi Denise, how large were your lobster tails? It sounds like you had the meat too close to the broiler. You want to make sure the meaty top of your lobster tails is at least 6 inches away from the broiler. In my oven with smaller tails, that is just 1 rack up from the center – since some ovens are larger/smaller – you have to imagine where the top of your tail will be. If working with really large lobster tails, keep the rack in the center. Also, was your lobster meat sitting over the shell as shown or was it hidden in the shell – I’ve tried both ways and when it’s hidden in the shell, it takes longer and the shell starts to burn on the broil setting. Also, when dotting a larger lobster tail with butter, I would scatter it more to cover more surface area. The pieces of butter melt a little slower and the goal is for it to baste itself as it melts. Thank you for sharing your feedback – I added some specific notes regarding larger tails. I hope that helps for next time! Thanks Denise!  Reply

  • February 14, 2017

    Fantastic instruction on how to prepare lobster tails! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 14, 2017

      I’m glad you found it helpful Paul! Thank you for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Liliya
    February 11, 2017

    This looks amazing! Do you think an oven safe dish would work as well as a roasting pan? I just started cooking a couple months ago and I seriously tell all my friends that I don’t know where i’d be without YOU! lol Thank you so much for all your amazing recipes and the love you put into getting them to us! You rock! 🙂 p.s. I was surprised to find lobster tail on sale for $6 at my local Whole Foods, and of course the seafood guy was quick to suggest that I make it for husband for Valentine’s dinner 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 11, 2017

      Thank you for that amazing compliment! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes! What do you mean by “oven safe dish” Is it a platter? I wouldn’t put that into the oven if it’s going to be on broil the whole time. Some dishes are oven safe but are not broiler safe. I hope that helps! 🙂 Reply

      • Liliya
        February 13, 2017

        Ah interesting.. the ovensafe dishes I have are Corningware ones. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 13, 2017

          Does it look like a serving dish, or is it more dinnerware? You might check with their website to see how heat tolerant they are in the oven. Reply

          • Liliya
            February 14, 2017

            Like a serving dish, with a glass lid. I’ll double check with them about broiling in it. Thanks so much for your help! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 💕

  • February 8, 2017

    Those lobster tails look delish! shellfish and garlics a great combo. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 8, 2017

      They are AMAZING!! Reply

  • February 7, 2017

    Is grilling the same? I prefer the grilled taste over broiled but can I follow same steps? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 7, 2017

      Hi Kathy, I prefer this broiled because the buttery juices collect in the baking dish and you use them to create the most amazing butter dip afterwards. I think you could cook the lobster on the grill, but you would lose those juices to your grill as they drip down into the grates. The method would have to change slightly as most grilled lobster tails are cooked inside the shell rather than pulling the meat up over the shell. I would suggest doing some research on grilled lobster and follow a grilled lobster tail method if that’s what you are looking for and this topping would still work for a grilled lobster recipe – the lobsters are still super flavorful even without the dip, but I sure love that dip! 🙂 Reply

      • Kathy
        February 7, 2017

        Ok – thank you for getting back to me! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 7, 2017

          My pleasure! Reply

  • February 6, 2017

    I always thought lobster was a super hard dish to prepare…probably because of the price tag, but this looks very approachable and also delicious. Will definitely have to add it to my bucket list of must make dinners 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2017

      It’s so easy AND so delicious Lily!! Let me know what you think 🙂 Reply

  • Jessica K
    February 6, 2017

    Natasha,
    We made this because small lobster tails were $3.50 at the grocery store. This was so good, we went back and bought more the next day and made it again! This was my husband’s first time doing one of your recipes (I’ve done tons). This lobster recipe is phenomenal. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 6, 2017

      I’m so glad to hear how much you both enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for sharing Jessica 🙂 Reply

  • Jenny
    February 4, 2017

    I made this tonight and was so impressed with myself! Thank you for the recipe. My husband and I loved it! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 4, 2017

      You’re welcome Jenny! I’m glad you both loved it!! 🙂 Reply

  • Wilma Hatcher
    February 4, 2017

    I know that when one orders lobster tails in a restaurant and as you did, the meat is prepared and served on top of the shell. I’ve always felt that this is for presentation’s sake. Do you know of any reason why one could not just remove the meat, discard the shell and bake or broil it? It has to be removed before it can be eaten anyway. Has anyone else thought about this, or am I just being odd? 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 4, 2017

      That is a great question!! I think it depends on the cooking method but in this case, it is primarily for presentation – it sure looks fancy with that shell on the bottom. Does anyone else have any insight about that shell? Reply

  • Yans
    February 2, 2017

    Made the lobster tails today and they turned out excellent! Really, the hardest part was getting the meat out of the shell. 🍤 yum – I wish there was more! Thanks for the detailed recipe, Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 2, 2017

      YES!! I’m so so happy you liked it! Thank you for your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • D. O.
    February 2, 2017

    Thank you so much for the lobster recipe. I needed a good one and wanted them to be broiled. This is excellant. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 3, 2017

      You’re welcome! 🙂 It IS so delicious!! I’m happy to hear you enjoy it too! Reply

  • Olga
    February 2, 2017

    made this for my hubs birthday with a side of fried rice and asparagus. We LOVED it. Thank you!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 2, 2017

      You’re welcome Olga! I’m glad you two loved it! Reply

  • February 1, 2017

    This looks so luxe and delicious! Yum. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2017

      Thank you so much Sara!! 🙂 Reply

  • Irina
    February 1, 2017

    Looks amazing, I cannot wait to try make this. What side dishes would you recommend serving with this.? Reply

  • Maggie
    February 1, 2017

    Natasha, this looks awesome. I definitely will try this. Question about broiling. My oven has a high and low feature for broil, which would you recommend using? I’ve never made lobster so I don’t want to mess this up! Thank you in advance. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2017

      Hi Maggie! I hope you LOVE it as much as we do! 🙂 Use the High setting on the broiler 🙂 Reply

      • Maggie
        February 1, 2017

        I’m sure we will. This looks delicious! My family loves your website and several of your recipes have been saved under our “favorites” list. You do an amazing job and thank you so much for the detailed instructions! I can’t wait to try this! Thank you for all the hard work you put into your website and for your timely response! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 1, 2017

          Aww! Thank you so much for saying so. That really means alot to us 🙂 Reply

  • Makenna
    January 31, 2017

    OMG! No words! Looks like heaven! Love lobsters! Where did you get yours? Thanks!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 1, 2017

      Thank you for that amazing compliment! I purchased mine at Fred Meyer (please see note just below the ingredients photo – hope that helps!) 🙂 Reply

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