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Lemon Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

  • Author: Nicole Triebe
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Ingredients

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4 4 oz Lobster Tails

1 Tbsp parsley

2 pressed garlic cloves

1 tsp dijon mustard

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest, chopped


Instructions

Use kitchen shears to cut through the top shell of the lobster tail, stopping at the base of the tail and snipping through the top portion of the meat as you go.

Flip the tail over to the back see-through side of the tail and crack the ribs in the center. This will help open the shell.

Open the shell using your thumbs and fingers and loosen the meat from the shell (remove vein if present). Work carefully – shells can be sharp! Lift the meat from the shell, keeping it attached at the base. Press the shell together and set the lobster meat over the top. The bulk of the lobster meat should be sitting over the top of the shell.

Place rack in center of oven so when you bake, the meaty tops of your lobster tails will be at least 6 inches from the top heating elements. Preheat oven to broil on high heat.

In a small bowl, add the marinade ingredients: 1 Tbsp parsley, 2 pressed garlic cloves, 1 tsp dijon, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp pepper, 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir to combine.

Broil lobster tails on high 10-11 minutes (or according to the lobster tail size – see chart below). When done, lobster meat should be opaque and white in the center and register 145˚F on an instant read thermometer.

Transfer lobster tails to a serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

To make the Garlic Lemon Butter: drain drippings from the roasting pan into a small saucepan and combine with remaining 2 Tbsp butter, bring to a simmer and remove from heat. Pour over lobster tails or divide into ramekins and use as dipping sauce.