Easiest Broiled Lobster Tails

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No need to be intimidated by cooking lobster tails. Here’s the easiest way ever to make perfect restaurant-quality grilled lobster tails at home!

Want to whip up an impressive gourmet dinner with ease? Lobster tails are super easy to cook. Simply slice them open to reveal the flesh, and drizzle butter over the top. Pop it under the broiler for a few minutes and you’re ready to eat! It really is that simple!

  • Do you have to cut lobster tails before cooking?

    Yes, the lobster tails need to be cut open to cook evenly. You can use a sharp knife or kitchen shears. Kitchen shears are the easiest way to cut shells. Don’t worry if you cut the meat along the way, this will butterfly the meat and allow it to heat more evenly.

  • Can I use frozen lobster tails?

    Lobster tails are most often sold frozen, or thawed from the frozen state. Unless you live near the ocean, it can be hard to find fresh lobster tails. Lobster tails need to be thawed before cooking. Thaw the tail in the refrigerator for 24 hours. A quicker way to do this is to place the lobster tails in a Ziploc bag, squeeze out all the air, and then submerge the tails in cold water in a sink or large bowl. Change the cold water every 30 minutes until thawed, this will take 30-60 minutes.

  • How do you know when a lobster is cooked?

    You can look at it. Raw lobster is translucent so you can see through it. When cooked, lobsters turn an opaque white color. You’ll know it’s cooked when it turns white. When lobster is overcooked, it becomes chewy and rubbery. You can always use a thermometer to ensure 100% accuracy. Lobster should be cooked to an internal temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cut the lobster tails with scissors.

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Grilled lobster tails and a small bowl of butter on a white plate.

No need to be intimidated by cooking lobster tails. Here’s the easiest way ever to make perfect restaurant-quality grilled lobster tails at home!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 10 minute

total time 15 minute

raw material

  • 2 lobster tail
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 big lemon cut into wedges


  • Turn on the broiler setting in the oven and preheat.

  • Using kitchen shears or a sharp knife, slice the lobster tail lengthwise to expose the meat inside. Place on a small, ungreased baking sheet.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over the exposed lobster meat of the lobster.

  • Place a roasting pan 6 inches below the broiler and roast, 5 to 10 minutes, until the meat is no longer translucent. Keep an eye on it. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Squeeze lobster juice over lobster meat before serving.

Serve: 1lobster tail | Calories: 474kcal | carbohydrate: 6G | protein: 12G | fat: 47G | Saturated fat: 29G | cholesterol: 202mg | sodium: 965mg | Potassium: 201mg | fiber: 2G | sugar: 1G | Vitamin A: 1418unit | Vitamin C: 29mg | calcium: 81mg | iron: 1mg