Easy Baked Lobster Tails


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Easy Baked Lobster Tails

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    When lobster is on the menu, you know it's going to be a good night! For special occasions and holidays, reach for our Easy Baked Lobster Tail recipe. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee salted butter
    2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
    ½ tsp. smoked paprika
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee garlic powder
    1 dash(es) Hy-Vee cayenne pepper
    1 tbsp. Italian parsley, chopped, plus additional for garnish
    2 (4 to 8-oz. each) fresh lobster tails

    Things To Grab

    • Sheet pan
    • Aluminum foil
    • Small saucepan
    • Kitchen shears
    • Meat thermometer


    1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil; set aside. 

    2. Combine butter, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon parsley. Reserve half of the butter sauce for serving; use remaining for brush-on sauce. 

    3. Using kitchen shears, cut through the top of the lobster shells, down the center, just to the tails. Split the shells. Use thumbs and fingers to spread shells open. Gently loosen lobster meat from shells, then pull meat away from bottom shells, leaving tail portions attached. Close shells and carefully place row of meat on top.

    4. Place lobsters in prepared pan. Brush with butter brush-on sauce. Bake until meat is opaque and lightly browned (145 degrees), allowing 4 to 6 minutes for 4-oz. lobsters and 8 to 10 minutes for 8-oz. lobsters.

    5. Remove lobsters from oven. Brush and/or serve with remaining butter sauce. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired. 

    Nutrition facts


    600 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 46g
    • Cholesterol: 245mg
    • Sodium: 770mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 7g
    • Protein: 40g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 10%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 10%