Baked Lobster Tails Recipe
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Baked Lobster Tails Recipe

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Lobster tails always make a rich and special entree, especially when served alongside steak. In this recipe, three lobster tails are cut in half to feed six people. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 lobster tails (8 to 10 ounces each)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges and additional melted butter, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Split lobster tails in half lengthwise. With cut side up and using scissors, cut along the edge of shell to loosen the cartilage covering the tail meat from the shell; remove and discard cartilage.
  2. Pour water into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; place lobster tails in dish. Combine the parsley, salt and pepper; sprinkle over lobster. Drizzle with butter and lemon juice.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until meat is firm and opaque. Serve with lemon wedges and melted butter if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Lobster Tails in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2005, p180

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 249851
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2016

"I thought this recipe would be bland, but it really wasn't! It was very easy to make and had a great flavor - light and fresh."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 215931
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"This was good and really easy."

slbillingsley User ID: 7391996 65327
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"The lobster was moist and not rubbery at all! The seasoning was good. I did make one tweak though - I butterflied it instead following these directions:"

MaryLou2004 User ID: 5492918 93451
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"Fantastic, easy recipe! The only change I made was using a sprinkle of garlic-salt instead of regular salt. I will be making this again!"

Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 59100
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

"Good, it is definitely a side dish because it is so small after cooking."

RedSox-Jesse User ID: 7003572 56916
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Safe recipe for Lobster."

[email protected] User ID: 5898195 59089
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013

"Made this in the toaster oven and it turned out delicious. Would definitely make it for New Year's Eve again!"

Michelle Is Cooking User ID: 7065052 59086
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"This is my 3rd New Year's Eve in a row that we created lobster tails using this recipe. The only thing I have changed is adding some Old Bay to the mix! Delicious."

1bocagirl User ID: 5871134 59070
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"Excellent recipe! A definite keeper! Never made lobster tail before, I'm so glad I tried it after reading all the good reviews. They were right, it's easy fast. They came out tender, juicy and perfectly flavored. My company loved it!"

dharris66 User ID: 5569872 122198
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"I never made lobster tail before and decided to give it a try for Valentine's Day. It was so easy and really delicious. I didn't quite understand the instructions for cutting the cartiladge since I've never worked with lobster before - but i just winged it and it turned out good. I made garlic butter for the side also."

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