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Easy Broiled Lobster Tails


Around Valentine's Day, you'll find lobster tails are on sale at affordable prices. I bought two 5 oz. Lobster Tails on sale, and these took about 15 minutes to make (served with Filet Mignon, of course). It's so simple. Recipe adapted from All

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  • 2 whole lobster tails
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • salt to taste
  • ground white pepper, to taste
  • NOTE: I used Old Bay Seasoning, instead of paprika salt and pepper
  • 1 lemon - cut into wedges, for garnish


Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 15mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat the broiler, with the rack second down from the very top.

Place lobster tails on a baking sheet. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, carefully cut top side of lobster shells lengthwise. Pull apart shells slightly. Gently reach under the meat and pull it up so it's laying on top of the shell.

Season the meat with equal amounts butter, paprika, salt, and white pepper, or Old Bay Seasoning (my preferred seasoning)

Broil lobster tails until lightly browned and lobster meat is opaque, about 5 to 10 minutes.
NOTE: I found that the lobster tails took closer to 10 minutes. Halfway through the broiling process, I moved the rack up one more level, but watched it very closely so that it wouldn't burn or overcook.

Garnish with lemon wedges, and additional butter, to serve.

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