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Broiled lobster tail
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5 from 19 votes

Broiled Lobster Tail

This easy broiled lobster tail uses the shell as a broiling "rack".
Prep Time8 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Seafood
Keyword: broiled lobster tail
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Cynthia



  • Preheat broiler to 450.
  • Using sharp kitchen shears, cut shell from top to tail, leaving tail intact.
  • Carefully lift the entire lobster out of the shell, keeping the tail meat intact. Close shell and rest meat on the closed shell.
  • For each lobster tail, season liberally with kosher salt, white pepper and paprika. Brush with butter.
  • Place on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
  • Broil just until meat turns pink, about 7-10 minutes, depending on size


  • Figure on 4-6 ounces of cleaned and trimmed lobster tail per person.
  • Clarified butter can be made ahead and reheated just before serving.
  • Lobster is done when the meat is opaque and slightly firm to the touch. 
  • Nutritional value is based on weight with shell.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 711IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg