10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe
This 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe is the quickest, tastiest, and easiest way to cook lobster tails- get perfect oven broiled lobster tails every time! The best way to cook lobster tail in the oven for a restaurant style lobster tail dinner in under 10 minutes.
How I Discovered the Best Baked Lobster Tail Recipe
I love lobster – but I didn’t always love lobster!
Lobster tails are something I actually really detested until I worked at a country club’s dining room one summer during college, when the head chef heard I hated lobster, he decided he’d get me to love it.
I had always had horribly overcooked, gummy, and blandly boiled lobster- and it had always tasted fishy to me (which I am not a huge fan of). Granted, I never had baked lobster tails like this recipe —- but rather overboiled, gummy lobster recipes.
The chef at the country club I worked at, however, served me some of the most sweet, salty, and delicate lobster meat ever- and my mind was forever changed!
I instantly tried to come up with my own easy spin on his baked lobster tail recipe – and through some trial and error, I found the easiest method to perfect broiled lobster tails!
This 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe is the absolute best way to cook lobster.
We’re giving it a slightly smoky flavor with a touch of paprika, as well as a sweet and salty hit of butter.
If you want a never fail easy oven baked lobster tails recipe, this is it!
Like most seafood, when overcooked, lobster and lobster tail is just a mess. Its really a shame because it’s so expensive- it ought to always taste fabulous!
This method to prepare lobster tails won’t leave you with gummy, fishy flavor- and it’s one of my favorite tricks I learned from working at a Country Club (outside of becoming really proficient at folding interesting napkin shapes and removing wine stains- I once accidentally spilled a very expensive bottle of red wine all over one of our members- who just happened to be the owner of Madison’s biggest dry cleaning chain. He taught me some awesome tricks every time he came in after that night!).
This recipe is lightning quick- and gets you the most flavorful, succulent, and juicy lobster tail just like you’d get at a steakhouse.
No gummy, dry, or fishy meat here – and this method won’t stink up your whole house – because whats romantic about that? This is one of my favorite reasons to make oven baked lobster tails!
This would be really fun for a romantic meal or dinner party- you can prep the tails and place in the refrigerator (I’d cover them to keep the lobster meat from absorbing fridge flavors) and pop them in the oven when it is time to eat.
Tips to Get Perfect Lobster Tails From the Oven
Give your lobster a boost! Make your lobster tail look jucier, bigger, and give it a plumper appearance by shoving lemon wedges between the lobster shell and meat before broiling in the oven. This will give you picture-perfect, restaurant quality presentation – plus the lemon’s acid adds a lovely touch to the lobster flavor, and partners perfectly with the rich butter!
Let it thaw fully. If you buy frozen lobster tails (I live in northern Colorado, closer to Wyoming than even Denver- it’s frozen or it’s from the land and goes “moo” up this way) just pop them in the fridge the day before you make these. You want them to fully thaw before cooking.
Don’t rush the thawing process in the microwave– it will make the lobster meat tough.
If you’re looking for a delicious 3 course dinner you can share with your love this Valentines, I have a perfect meal that takes under 20 minutes for all 3 dishes – and they are rich, delicious, and not too heavy so you’re not slaving away in the kitchen all night, or too stuffed for a night full of romance!
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10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe
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- 2 Lobster tails
- 1½ tbsp butter, divided
- celtic sea salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp white pepper
- Preheat broiler to high.
- Set lobster tails on a baking sheet or in an oven safe dish.
- With sharp kitchen scissors or a knife, carefully cut the top of the lobster tail shell down to the tip of the tail, avoiding the meat. Devein and remove any grit if needed.
- Carefully pull shell down, so meat looks like it is sitting on top of shell and open.
- To make it look even better, slide a lemon wedge or two under the lobster meat in between the meat and the tail.
- Mix spices in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle with spices.
- Add small pats of butter along the lobster tail.
- Place in oven on an upper middle rack.
- Let cook until meat is opaque and white, about 8-10 minutes.
- Remove and serve immediately with drawn butter.