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Baked Lobster Tail Recipe

This is a real simple, easy way to bake lobster tails. We are going to be using a method called steam baking, which helps keep your tails moist.

This baked lobster tail recipe calls for 8 to 9 oz tails, but you can use different sizes, you will just have to adjust your cooking time. A 6 to 8 oz. tail-cook for 8-10 minutes, 10-12 oz. tails 12-14 minutes 12-14 oz. tails 14-16 minutes, 10-12 oz. tails 12-14 minutes and 12-14 oz. tails for 14-16 minutes.

You will also need to butterfly these tails. Here are instructions on how to butterfly


  • 4 - 8 to 9 oz Lobster Tails
  • 1/2 lb butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400┬░ F.
  2. Butterfly your lobster tails
  3. In a small bowl add the soften butter, parsley, garlic, lemon juice and Tobasco sauce, blend well
  4. Spread butter mixture over tails
  5. Place tails in a deep baking pan
  6. Add 1 to 2 cups of water (You don't want any of the water touch the tail meat.)
  7. Cover the pan with aluminum foil, making a tent
  8. Place pan in the center rack of your oven
  9. Bake covered for about 10-12 minutes

Remember your tails will continue cooking after you have removed them. So lift up the foil and look at your tails. What you should see is a small slim line down the center of the tail meat, that will still be a little translucent. This is perfect as they will finish cooking by the time they hit the plate.

Serves 4


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