Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail


This stuffed lobster tail recipe features a buttery New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls for an exquisite but surprisingly simple meal.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 lobster tails, split along the center top

  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted

  • ½ cup jumbo lump crabmeat

  • ¼ cup clarified butter, at room temperature

  • 15 buttery round crackers, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper, or to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Pull the edges of the split lobster shells apart and gently lift tail meat to rest above the shells. Place tails onto a baking sheet and brush meat with melted butter.

  3. Gently mix crabmeat, clarified butter, crushed crackers, parsley, lemon juice, seafood seasoning, lemon zest, garlic, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Spoon 1/2 of the mixture into each tail; press gently to pack mixture so it doesn't fall off.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until meat is opaque and the stuffing is golden brown on top, 10 to 12 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the lobster tail should read 145 degrees F (65 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

596 Calories
41g Fat
19g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 596
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 22g 111%
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 1483mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 629mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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