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Butter-Basted Baked Lobster Tails
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4 from 3 votes

Butter-Basted Lobster Tail

These Baked Lobster Tails are basted in butter and finished with a squeeze of lemon for an entre as simple as it is refined. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 4 lobster tails
  • 2 tablespoon butter (cubed)
  • sea salt
  • garlic powder
  • paprika


  • 2 tablespoon melted butter
  • 4 lemon wedges


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Using a kitchen shears, cut the shell down the topside length of the tail to where the meat connects at the end.
  • Place the shell on its side and press firmly with your hands to gently crack the bottom of the shell to allow you to gain access to the meat inside.
  • Placing the shell cut-side up, pull the meat through the cut and place on top of the shell.
  • Placing in baking dish, spread out the tail fins and season lobster meat with a dusting of salt, garlic powder, and paprika then place cubes of butter on top of each tail.
  • Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the baking dish, ~¼".
  • Bake for approximately 1 ½ minutes per ounce, or until lobster meat reads 140 degrees with a digital thermometer. Flesh should be white and firm.


  • Brush lobster tail with additional melted butter, or serve on the side, and wedge of lemon for squeezing.


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