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10 Minute Garlic Butter Baked Lobster Tail

This Decadent 10-Minute Garlic Butter Baked Lobster Tails Recipe is ready in just 10 minutes with minimal ingredients. Get restaurant quality baked lobster tails, drenched in butter and garlic, at half the price. 
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 People
Author: Darcey Olson


  • 2 Lobster Tails (Thawed and Butterflied)*
  • 2 Tbs Butter (+ Extra For Dipping)
  • 2 Cloves garlic (Minced)
  • 1 Pinch Sea Salt (To Taste)
  • 1/8 tsp Cajun Spice (Optional)
  • 1 Lemon (Juiced)


  • Preheat broiler to high.
  • Set pre-cut lobster tails on a baking sheet or an oven safe dish. (See Notes for Cutting Instructions)*
  • Put butter and minced garlic in a small microwavable bowl and microwave about 30 seconds until melted. Using a small spoon, drizzle evenly over the exposed lobster meat.
  • Squeeze a slice of lemon over each tail.
  • Sprinkle with a pinch of cajun seasonings or sea salt (one or the other - not both).
  • Place in the oven and cook until meat is opaque and white (see broiling chart in notes)**
  • Remove and serve immediately with drawn butter and lemon slices.


*Prefer not to butterfly the meat? Just cut a long rectangular area out of the shell to expose the meat.
**Broiling Times for Lobster Tails:
Small (4 oz or under) - 6 to 8 minutes
Medium (5 to 6 oz) - 10-11 minutes
Large (7 to 9 oz) - 12-15 minutes
Broil lobster meat until  140 - 145˚F. It should be opaque and white in the center while the shell is bright red. The meat should be firm to the touch.