Broiled Lobster Tails


When you think of indulgent dining experiences, the rich, flavorful world of lobster probably comes to mind. Now, imagine achieving restaurant elegance within your cozy home kitchen, all in a short span of 10 minutes. This broiled lobster tails guide is your ticket to that reality.

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The 10-Minute Lobster Revolution Contrary to popular belief, crafting a lobster dish doesn’t have to be an intricate dance. This method, infused with subtle smokiness and the allure of citrusy butter, will be your go-to for a seafood delight. Hungry for variety? Look up our pressure-cooked and grilled lobster variations.

From Market to Plate: A Lobster Journey Feel daunted by the world of lobster preparation? Fret not. From making an informed purchase to mastering the broiling technique, this guide ensures you wear the chef’s hat with confidence.

Curating the Lobster Palette

  • Paprika’s Charm: Beyond its vibrant hue, its aromatic essence marries well with seafood.
  • The Tail Tale: Offering a unique taste and consistency different from the claw.
  • Butter’s Embrace: The velvety touch that brings out the best in lobster.
  • Quality Salt: Enhance flavor without a salty overpower.
  • The Garlic Whisper: A hint, not a shout, of this earthy goodness.
  • Subtle Pepper Notes: Because you want a hint of spice, not a full-blown concert.

Mastering the Lobster Presentation A gourmet look is simpler than you think. With a few cuts and strategic placements, you’re set for a visual and culinary treat .

Broiling Made Simple: Tips and Hacks Achieve the dreamy, juicy consistency every time. Dive into the nuances of oven positioning, broiling durations, and more.

Addressing Lobster Queries

  • Choosing the Right Lobster: It’s all about freshness and quality.
  • Decoding Weights: Understand the meat-to-shell ratio.
  • Portion Insights: Because you don’t want to overpromise and underdeliver.
  • Thawing 101: The natural way is the gourmet way.

Lobster Accoutrements Craft a wholesome experience. The brilliance of butter, the zest of lemon, and the right seasoning elevate your lobster game.

Broiled Lobster Tails

tender lobster tails, glistening under the broiler, set alongside freshly cut lemon slices. In just a span of 10 minutes, you’re set to savor a sumptuous dish, with harmonious notes of butter, zesty lemon, aromatic smoked paprika, and a hint of white pepper.
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Course: Seafood
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Broiled Lobster Tails
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Lobster tails


  • Lobster Tails: Two of them each weighing about 6 oz
  • Butter: 1 1/2 tablespoons to be used judiciously
  • Celtic Sea Salt: Just a pinch for that subtle flavor enhancement
  • Garlic Powder: 1 teaspoon for that earthy undertone
  • Smoked Paprika: 1 teaspoon bringing that touch of smokiness
  • White Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon for a gentle kick


  • Warming Up: Start by preheating your broiler to its high setting.
  • Lobster Placement: Lay the lobster tails on a baking sheet or any oven-safe dish you prefer.
  • Mastering the Cut: With the precision of sharp kitchen scissors or a knife, delicately cut the lobster tail shell from the top down to its tip. Make sure to steer clear of the succulent meat. Should you find any grit or need to devein, this is the time.
  • Elevate the Presentation: Gently push the shell downwards so that the meat seems to be resting atop the shell. For an added touch of gourmet presentation, insert a lemon wedge or two right under the lobster meat, ensuring it sits between the meat and the tail.
  • Spicing it Up: Mix the spices in a small bowl. Once mixed, generously sprinkle the spice mix over the lobster.
  • Butter Touch: Dot the lobster tail with small pats of butter for that rich, melt-in-mouth experience.
  • Into the Oven: Position the lobster tails in the oven on an upper middle rack. Keep a vigilant eye, and once you notice the meat turning an opaque white, take it out. Typically, it should be ready in about 8-10 minutes.
  • Serve in Style: Dish out the perfectly broiled lobster tails and serve immediately. Complement with drawn butter for a truly luxurious dining experience.