Published Apr 2nd
Prep 15m Cook 5m Additional - Ready In 20m
Servings 2 servings Calories 591.8

This is a quick and tasty way to make DELICIOUS broiled lobster tails…YUM! Keep an eye on them while they’re in the oven so they don’t burn.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 whole lobster tails
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika
  • salt to taste
  • ground white pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon - cut into wedges, for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the broiler.
  2. 2 Place lobster tails on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, carefully cut top side of lobster shells lengthwise. Pull apart shells slightly, and season meat with equal amounts butter, paprika, salt, and white pepper.
  3. 3 Broil lobster tails until lightly browned and lobster meat is opaque, about 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with lemon wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 591.8
  • Carbohydrate 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol 302.5 mg
  • Fat 48 g
  • Fiber 2.9 g
  • Protein 37 g
  • Saturated Fat 29.5 g
  • Sodium 891.1 mg
  • Sugar 0.1 g


  1. This was a wonderful way to cook lobster tails. I used to always boil them, but they would curl all up and didn't taste as good. With broiling them, you have more control over cooking them so they don't get over or under cooked and they stay flat. Next time though, I need to season - Read more ...
  2. First time I ever prepared a lobster tail. Great recipe - my husband loved it. I used a small pan with about a cup of water on the bottom for steam. It only took 10 min. to cook 1/2 pound tail. Will definitely use this recipe again.
  3. Made these for New Year's Eve - what a treat!! I split the meat about half way through and used a skewer inserted just under the tail and run the whole length to keep them from "curling". Then, I spread the shell so that it was "open". I broiled them one up from the bottom - Read more ...
  4. Ingredients are clear, but totally dependent on the size of the tails which isn't mentioned. I prefer to use 3/4 to 1 lb. tails. I split the shell only, not the meat. Separate the meat under the shell with a spoon and carefully push the meat up through the split, resting it on top of - Read more ...
  5. Sometimes the most simple recipes are the most delicious. This was wonderful. I didn't use near as much butter as called for, but used the extra for dipping. I broiled my 6-7oz lobster tail for 7 minutes and it came out perfect.
  6. Hubby made these for me & they were fantastic! He used Old Bay instead of paprika & salt & he added just a hint of fresh rosemary... along w/ some fresh chopped lemon balm. He added lots of fresh minced garlic to the butter cooked on the lobster & went easy on the garlic in - Read more ...
  7. Simple and delicious. I split the shell down the middle with kitchen shears and pulled the shell halves apart to expose the meat, but still leaving it inside the shell. I used the 2nd rack from the top and broiled for about 10-11 minutes and it was perfect.
  8. I have used this recipe a couple of times. I modified it by adding the salt, pepper and a little white cooking wine (1/4 cup? I didn't measure) to the melted butter. Using a basting brush, I basted the lobster meat with about half of the butter/wine mixture before broiling. I bought my lobster tails - Read more ...
  9. Since we very rarely eat lobster, it was difficult to determine level of doneness. The tails had been frozen, but thawed two days in fridge plus a few hours on the counter. Tasted great, but only after 12 minutes broiling. 15 minutes would have been better.

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