Perfect Herb + Butter Lobster Tails

The only lobster tail recipe you’ll ever need! These Perfect Herb + Butter Lobster Tails are packed with flavor and so easy to make! Everything comes together in under 20 minutes!

Prep: 10 minsCook: 10 minsTotal: 20 mins
Servings: 2 1x


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and strained
  • 1/2 tablespoon basil, chopped
  • extra butter for serving


  1. Set your broiler to high.
  2. Use kitchen scissors to cut the top of the shell lengthwise down, cutting right up to the line of the bottom flipper.
  3. Flip the tails over and crack the boning on the underside. This can be super sharp and difficult to do, so be careful!
  4. Pull apart the top shell and gently pull the lobster meat from the inside of the shell, leaving it attached to the bottom flipper part.
  5. Set the meat on the top of the shell and place it in a baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and whisk with the garlic, lemon juice, and chopped basil.
  7. Brush or pour this butter mixture over top of the lobster meat.
  8. Top with an extra tablespoon of butter (room temp) on each tail.
  9. Broil on high for 10 minutes until the meat is white and no longer translucent.
  10. Sprinkle with fresh chopped basil (if desired) and serve with additional melted butter for dipping!


Serving (1 tail): Calories 820; Fat 28.7g (Sat 16g); Protein 129.8g; Carb 2.4g (net carb 1.9g); Fiber 0.5g; Sodium 3468mg

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