Broiled Lobster Tails

Broiled Lobster Tails

This 10 Minute Perfect Broiled Lobster Tails Recipe is one of the absolute best ways to cook lobster. We’re giving it a slightly smoky flavor with a touch of paprika, as well as a sweet and salty hit of butter.

Like most seafood, when overcooked, lobster is just a mess. Its really a shame because it’s so expensive- it ought to always taste fabulous! This method to prepare lobster tails won’t leave you with gummy, fishy flavor.

This recipe is lightning quick- and gets you the most flavorful, succulent, and juicy lobster. No gummy, dry, or fishy meat here! This would be really fun for a romantic meal or dinner party- you can prep the tails and place in the refrigerator (I’d cover them to keep the lobster meat from absorbing fridge flavors) and pop them in the oven when it is time to eat.



2 Lobster tails
1½ tbsp butter, divided
celtic sea salt
a pinch of smoked paprika per lobster tail





  • Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

  • Step 2

Set lobster tails on a baking sheet or in an oven safe dish.

  • Step 3

With sharp kitchen scissors or a knife, carefully cut the top of the lobster tail shell down to the tip of the tail, avoiding the meat. Devein if needed.

  • Step 4

Carefully pull shell down, so meat looks like it is sitting on top of shell and open.

  • Step 5

Sprinkle with salt and paprika.

  • Step 6

Add small pats of butter along the lobster tail.

  • Step 7

Place in oven on a middle rack.

  • Step 8

Let cook until meat is opaque and white, about 8-10 minutes.

  • Step 9

Remove and serve immediately with drawn butter.


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