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Broiled Lobster Tails

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The best tender, juicy and deliciously easy broiled lobster tails recipe served with a garlic butter on the side. They are ready in minutes and make truly decadent restaurant quality meal at home for date nights or any other special occasions!

Two broiled lobster tails with lemon wedges on a plate.

I have another A-M-A-Z-I-N-G date night meal for you today! Valentine’s Day is approaching and you need an extra special meal to impress that certain someone. I have said before that I hate going out on Valentine’s Day, in fact I avoid going out during the first two weeks of February so I can skip the pre-selected menus and long waits for a table!

I would much rather stay home and make a delicious meal, like these Broiled Lobster Tails that are drenched in garlic butter! If I’m am feeling extra fancy, I throw a Pan-Seared Ribeye Steak into the mix for the perfect Surf & Turf meal.

Looking down on a broiled lobster tail, butter topped steak, and sautéed zucchini and carrots on a dinner plate.

Yep, this meal right here is my perfect meal. 🙂 Luckily for me, or {gasp} any future boyfriend, the entire meal is super easy to prepare.

how to make broiled lobster tails

Preheat oven to BROIL. Place lobster tails on a baking sheet shell side up.

Two raw lobster tails, shell side up, on a baking sheet.

Cut the lobster shell down the middle with kitchen shears.

Kitchen sheers cutting through the center of the lobster tail shell.

Open the shell pushing along the cut until the flesh is exposed. Lift the lobster flesh out of the shell, push the shell together towards the middle.

A hand lifting the lobster flesh out of the cut shell.

and lay the lobster on top of the shell. Mix melted butter, garlic, and paprika together in a small bowl. Generously brush the butter over the top of the lobster tails.

Garlic butter poured over the top of two, raw lobster tails on a baking sheet.

Sprinkle with ground black pepper and place under the broiler for 5 minutes, until the lobster is cooked and the shell is bright pink.

Two bright pink colored broiled lobster tails on a baking sheet.

Brush lobsters tails with additional butter. Pour remaining garlic butter into small bowls.

Garlic butter in a small serving bowl.

and serve along side the Broiled Lobster Tails.

Looking down on two Broiled Lobster Tails and four lemon wedges on a dinner plate.

Garnish plate with lemon wedges and green onion slices if desired.

Look for a good sale on lobster!

Did I mention how amazingly delicious these Broiled Lobster Tails are? I was fortunate enough to find these lobster tails on sale at Fry’s last month for $7.98…for both! Always check your sales flyers and plan ahead if you have a specific meal in mind. I also found the ribeye on sale for $4.98 because it was within one day of the Sell by Date…score!!

This meal rivals any restaurant meal, and you can pick your own sides. I served mine with a Whole30 Wedge Salad and Sauteed Zucchini and Carrots. Oh, did I forget to mention that this entire meal is Paleo/Whole 30 compliant? The Paleo Chocolate Mousse for dessert is the perfect ending to this delicious meal.

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Two broiled lobster tails with lemon wedges on a plate.

Broiled Lobster Tails

The best tender, juicy and deliciously easy broiled lobster tails recipe served with a garlic butter on the side – ready in minutes!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seafood, lobster, recipe, decadent
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen lobster tails (defrosted if frozen) 2) 5 ounce
  • .25 cup clarified butter or ghee melted
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or finely minced
  • 0.5 teaspoon paprika
  • lemon wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to BROIL. Place lobster tails on a baking sheet shell side up.
  • Cut the lobster shell down the middle with kitchen shears.
  • Open the shell pushing along the cut until the flesh is exposed.
  • Lift the lobster flesh out of the shell, push the shell together towards the middle, and lay the lobster on top of the shell.
  • Mix melted butter, garlic, and paprika together in a small bowl.
  • Generously brush the butter over the top of the lobster tails.
  • Place under the broiler for 5 minutes, until the lobster is cooked and the shell is bright pink.
  • Brush lobsters tails with additional butter. Pour remaining garlic butter into small bowls and serve along side the Broiled Lobster Tails.
  • Garnish plate with lemon wedges and green onion slices if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 79mg | Vitamin A: 245IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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