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Deviled Lobster Tails

Chef John

"These spicy lobster tails are so easy to make. 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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20 m servings 241 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 lobster tails)

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  1. Mix mayonnaise, tarragon, sriracha sauce, paprika, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Set oven rack about 8 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
  3. Loosen lobster meat from the shell, leaving it attached near the tip of the tail. Place tails on a baking sheet lined with crinkled aluminum foil to help keep them in place.
  4. Spoon some of the mayonnaise mixture beneath the lobster meat and spread a generous amount on top.
  5. Broil in the preheated oven until lobster tails are browned and cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I never measure the ingredients when I use this technique, and so these are just guesses. Everything in this is to taste, so work accordingly.
  • Substitute chervil or dill for the tarragon if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 241 calories; 14.6 g fat; 3 g carbohydrates; 23.7 g protein; 95 mg cholesterol; 738 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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We all loved this, and especially my husband! I cut the cayenne in half for me, and it was at the delicious edge of too hot for me while he raved about it. Be careful about the cooking time; ...

Yummy Yum Yum!!

I'll be honest---I approached making this thinking it would be interesting, and maybe a bit special for Valentine's dinner with my husband. I'm not a fan of Sriracha, and Tarragon is sort of ok ...

Simple and fantastic with asparagus sprigs and side of pesto gnocchi.

I couldn't find tarragon at the store. I used thyme, parsley, chives combo. Good recipe! I had to make extra sauce and used lime for the citrus. Got me thinking of a Latin version on the future.

Love Chef John tutorials! Turned out great!

Yummy and easy.

Another great recipe from Chef John!!! Made it just as Chef John did on the video. It was delicious!!! Love Chef John and his recipes!