Squeezing lemon on baked lobster tail.

Baked Lobster Tails

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 lobster tails (4-5oz ounces each) 1x


This delicious Baked Lobster Tail recipe is rich, buttery, slightly sweet and incredibly easy to make. With 5 ingredients and 30 minutes you can put together a 5-star lobster meal right at home. 



For the lobster tails:

  • 4  4-5oz. lobster tails (or 2  8-10oz. lobster tails)*
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, cut into 48 pieces
  • 1 cup beer, room temperature**
  • Salt

For serving: 

  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • 24 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat: Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Prep Lobster Tails: Butterfly the lobster tails*** and place them in a 9×13 baking dish. Pour the beer into the casserole dish. It should just cover the bottom of the dish and be at most 1/4″ deep. Season the lobster tails with a couple pinches of salt. Put the pieces of butter on top of the lobster tails.
  3. Cook Lobster: Put the lobster tails in the preheated oven for 9-10 minutes**** or until cooked through.
  4. Serve: Serve immediately with lemon wedges and melted butter. Garnish with parsley (optional). 


*Lobster tails come in a variety of sizes. Both small (4-5 oz.) and large (8-10oz.) lobster tails work for this recipe! Just adjust you cook times as instructed below. 

**Room temperature beer works best. If your beer is ice cold, pour it in a microwave safe container and microwave for 30 seconds.

***See the how to butterfly a lobster tail video in this post for detailed instructions.

****Bake 4-5oz lobster tails for 9-10 minutes and 8-10oz lobster tails for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. When done cooking the lobster tails should be opaque and firm. If you want to be safe, use a thermometer and cook the lobster tails until the internal temperature of the thickest part of the meat reaches 140°F. 

  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 lobster tail (4 oz.)
  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 275
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 3
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 23

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