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Broiled Lobster Tails on a white plate with a small bowl of butter.
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Easiest Broiled Lobster Tails

No need to be intimidated by cooking lobster tails. This is the easiest method ever for perfect, restaurant quality broiled lobster tails at home!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lobster Tails
Servings: 2 lobster tails
Calories: 474kcal


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large lemon cut into wedges


  • Turn on the broiler setting in your oven and let it preheat.
  • Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to slice open the lobster tail lengthwise to expose the meat inside. Place on a small, ungreased baking sheet. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over lobster exposed lobster meat. 
  • Place baking sheet 6 inches beneath broiler and let broil until the meat is no longer translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Watch closely. Serve immediately with lemon wedges. Squeeze juice over lobster meat just before eating. 



Serving: 1lobster tail | Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 202mg | Sodium: 965mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1418IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg