10 Lobster Tail Recipes to Try ASAP

Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter
Photo: Allrecipes

Looking for a simple-yet-impressive dinner for your next special occasion? Your search ends here. It's surprisingly easy to make lobster tails at home — you just need to have the right recipe. Whether you want to cook your tails on the stove, (try these Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer), in the oven (these Broiled Lobster Tails are quick and easy, and these spicy Deviled Lobster Tails are perfect for company), or on the grill (you can't go wrong with these perfectly basic Grilled Rock Lobster Tails), you'll find the best lobster tail recipes on the internet right here.

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Grilled Rock Lobster Tails

Grilled Rock Lobster Tails
Molly

These lightly seasoned lobster tails are simply perfection. Serve with a fresh and flavorful veggie side (like these Buttery Garlic Green Beans).

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Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer

top-down view of bright red split lobster tails with a lemon wedge, a ramekin of melted butter, and steamed vegetables on the side
Denise

You just need two ingredients for this quick and easy lobster recipe. Enhance the flavor with melted butter, lemon juice, and garlic.

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Deviled Lobster Tails

Deviled Lobster Tails
Photo by Chef John.

"These spicy lobster tails are so easy to make," says Chef John. "Just a note on the lobster tails in supermarkets: If they're not frozen, they've been frozen and then thawed. So, bypass the 'fresh' for the frozen, which are fresher."

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Chef John's Lobster Mac and Cheese

Chef John's Lobster Mac and Cheese
Photo by Chef John.

"You can actually prep these ahead and bake before that romantic, possibly Valentine's, dinner," says Chef John. "You probably want to take them out and let them warm up for 30 minutes before baking. By the way, only bake these until the tops are browned and the inside is just hot."

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Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail
Dany

This New England-style dish is impressive, but surprisingly simple. According to recipe creator Lotus, these lobster tails are best paired with dinner rolls and lemon wedges.

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Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter

Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter
Allrecipes

Use your air fryer to cook up these delicious and easy lobster tails, perfectly seasoned with a quick lemon-garlic butter.

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Broiled Lobster Tail

Broiled Lobster Tail
Meredith

These quick and easy lobster tails come together in just under 20 minutes. Keep an eye on them while they're in the oven so they don't burn, warns recipe creator SKYGRETCH.

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Chef John's Lobster Thermidor

Chef John's Lobster Thermidor
Photo by Chef John.

"I used a nice light sauce on this iconic special occasion dish — lobster thermidor — rather than the thick, cheesy sauce popular in the '80s. Lobster is sweet and rich tasting on its own, so the lighter sauce makes so much sense. And what's even better, you can prep these ahead of time and just pop them in the oven when your guests arrive!"

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Sous Vide Butter-Poached Lobster Tails

Sous Vide Butter-Poached Lobster Tails
Photo by Bren.

Use your sous vide to easily poach these buttery lobster tails. This recipe is perfect for special occasions, but you'll want to make it every day.

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Lobster Colorado

closeup of a filet mignon topped with lobster tail
abapplez

"This is my family's favorite Christmas dinner," says recipe creator Tina Nicotera. "Elegant for dinner parties or a romantic dinner for two. If you desire crabmeat instead of lobster, go for it!"

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