The Best Lobster Tail Recipe Ever

The Best Lobster Tail Recipe Ever

This lobster tail recipe is a decadent dinner made with large lobster tails smothered with a buttery garlic herb sauce then broiled under high heat making these lobster tails tender and juicy. The ultimate indulgence!

Butter Garlic Herb Broiled Lobster is a decadent dinner that comes together quickly and easily. Impress your sweetheart or family with this beautiful lobster tail recipe. I love how simple it is to prepare and broil. It is full of a buttery garlic herb dip that is slathered on each lobster tail. Once you taste the thick, tender, juicy lobster tail it will melt in your mouth. This lobster tail recipe is mouthwatering! Don’t let this recipe scare you. It is easier than you think!


  • 4 lobster tails
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme minced
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary minced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to broil or 500 degrees. Start by preparing the lobster. Using kitchen shears butterfly the tail by cutting down the center. Loosen the meat and pull the lobster meat upward. Salt and pepper the meat and set on a baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, garlic, paprika, thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Spread evenly on each lobster tail.
  3. Broil the lobster tails for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is opaque and lightly brown on the top. Serve with melted butter if desired.

Very nice recipe and cooking tips, haven’t cooked them in so long I’ve forgotten any technique I ever had, so thank you

- Miami Food Network -

  • How to Buy Lobster:

    It all starts with a great lobster. This is important! Lobster can be expensive but it doesn’t have to be. You will want to purchase the best without over paying. It is best to buy cold water lobster tails. You will want to avoid lobster tails that are soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate. This will ensure that is doesn’t taste like ammonia. Make sure that it is not discolored on the meat. When cooking it will turn out mushy and sometimes flavorless. These are great things to look for when buying lobster tails.

  • Different Ways of Cooking Lobster Tails:

    There are several different variations when cooking lobster tails. I love how simple each of them are and how they all taste just about the same. It is all about preference and what is easiest for you in your kitchen. Lobster tails are cooked quickly and easily. In less than 10 minutes you will have a beautiful and decadent meal on your table anyway you cook them.

    • Broiled lobster tail: This is my go-to way. It is quick and easy and simple broiled on high heat and up close to top of the over. This makes a tender lobster tail ever time.
    • Baked lobster tail: Very similar to broiling except under average heat and extra time when cooking.
    • Poached lobster: This is more of a simmer in a layer of butter. It is also known as butter poaching.
    • Boiled lobster: For the easiest and simplest way of cooking lobster boiling it is the way to go. Boil water in a large pot and the lobster tails soak in and boil for minutes. Sometimes the lobster is not quite as tasty though and doesn’t have that rich buttery herb flavor attached to it compared to other ways of cooking.
    • Grilled lobster: If you love to grill, this is for you! Simply add the lobster tails to your grill and let the heat cook the tails evenly and quickly.

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