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Baked Lobster Tails

Wondering how to cook lobster tails in the oven? Then these lobster tails are for you! Lobster tail recipes are always a rich and special entree, especially when served alongside steak. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • 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


  • 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 13x9-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° until meat is firm and opaque, 20-25 minutes Serve with lemon wedges and melted butter if desired.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Michelle Is Cooking
    Apr 12, 2020

    my go-to recipe for lobster tails - serve this every year for surf and turf on New Years and Easter! I also add a dash of Old Bay to each tail before baking.

  • LPHJKitchen
    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
    Dec 25, 2014

    This was good and really easy.

  • slbillingsley
    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
    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
    Jun 17, 2013

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

  • RedSox-Jesse
    Jan 17, 2013

    Safe recipe for Lobster.

  • fgrouse
    Jan 2, 2013

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

  • 1bocagirl
    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
    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.