Basic Baked Lobster Tails Recipe

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Basic Baked Lobster Tails Recipe

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Lobster tails are a treat in themselves, but for an extra-special dinner you can serve them with steak!
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 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

Directions

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.
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.
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: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Lobster Tails in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p207

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 232 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 223mg cholesterol, 775mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 43g protein.

  • 4 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
  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: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Lobster Tails in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2006, p207

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Kathyskitchen48 User ID: 8712302 242475
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"This is an awesome recipe for baked lobster tails.Will absolutely use it again."

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rbloom915 User ID: 7201482 158223
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

"great taste and so simple to do"

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Ikancuk User ID: 6539535 139153
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2012

"No brainer for the newbie to lobster tails. Can't miss and you can season to taste with Old Bay etc."

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