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Basic Baked Lobster Tails Recipe

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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Basic Baked Lobster Tails

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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."

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

"great taste and so simple to do"

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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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