Lobster tails with lemon and garlic

The Ultimate Lobster :


Prepare the following ingredients to whip up this culinary masterpiece:

  • 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

Step-by-Step Instructions

Let’s get cooking! Follow these simple steps to create the perfect lobster tails:

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your broiler to high. Using kitchen shears, cut along the top of each lobster tail shell lengthwise, stopping at the tail. Gently pry the shell open and lift the meat out, leaving it attached at the base of the tail. Place the lobster tails on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  2. Prepare the Marinade: In a small bowl, combine the finely chopped parsley, pressed garlic cloves, Dijon mustard, salt, black pepper, olive oil, and fresh lemon juice. Mix until well combined.
  3. Marinate the Lobster Tails: Brush the lobster tails generously with the marinade, ensuring each tail is evenly coated. Allow them to marinate for about 10 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  4. Broil the Lobster Tails: Place the baking sheet with the lobster tails under the preheated broiler. Broil for 10-11 minutes (adjusting the time based on the size of the lobster tails), until the meat is opaque and white in the center or registers 145°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  5. Prepare the Garlic Lemon Butter: While the lobster tails are broiling, drain the drippings from the roasting pan into a small saucepan. Add the remaining 2 Tbsp of butter and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and pour over the lobster tails or divide into ramekins for dipping sauce.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Transfer the broiled lobster tails to a serving platter, garnish with additional parsley if desired, and serve immediately. Dip each succulent bite into the warm garlic lemon butter and savor the exquisite flavors.

Recipe Notes

Here are some additional tips to ensure your lobster tails turn out perfectly:

  • Broiling Times: Adjust the broiling time based on the size of your lobster tails. Refer to the chart provided to determine the appropriate cooking time for your tails.
  • Doneness: The lobster meat should be opaque and white in the center or register 145°F on an instant-read thermometer for optimal doneness.
  • Garnish: Garnish your plated lobster tails with fresh parsley for a vibrant finishing touch.


In conclusion, this lobster tails recipe is a true culinary masterpiece that is sure to impress even the most discerning palate. With its tender, juicy lobster meat and flavorful garlic lemon butter, each bite is a symphony of flavors that will transport you to seafood paradise. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply treating yourself to a gourmet meal at home, this dish is guaranteed to delight. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and prepare to enjoy the ultimate lobster tails experience. Bon appétit!

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