5 from 5 votes
How to Cook Lobster Tail
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

The best way to cook a frozen lobster tail at home....Baked Lobster Tail is simple and fool proof. Tender, juicy and sweet...this is the perfect dinner to impress.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lobster tail
Servings: 4
Calories: 102 kcal
Author: Kellie
  • 4 8 ounce lobster tails thawed, if frozen
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • fresh chopped parsley and chives, if desired
  • lemon wedges
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Carefully, using kitchen shears, cut the top of the lobster shell horizontally from the front to the tail. 

  3. Using your hands, carefully loosen the meat from the shell and lift it up through the top of the shell. Lay the lobster meat on top of the shell and arrange on a baking sheet meat side up.

  4. Place 1 tablespoon of butter on top of the lobster meat and repeat with the remaining lobster tails.

  5. Bake the lobsters for approximately 10-12 minutes or until the meat is white, firm and no longer translucent. 

  6. Drizzle the lobster tails with melted butter and sprinkle with fresh snipped herbs, if desired. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Lobster Tail
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 105mg5%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Calcium 3mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.