Sous Vide Butter-Poached Lobster Tails

When cooked sous vide, this butter-poached lobster tails turn out delicious. It's a romantic feast for a special dinner or Valentine's Day.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
2 lobster tails


  • 2 (6 ounce) lobster tails

  • 2 slices lemon, plus more for garnish

  • 2 teaspoons butter

  • 1 pinch dried parsley

  • 1 pinch granulated garlic


  1. Fill a large pot with warm water. Attach the sous vide cooker to the pot and set the temperature to 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) and the time to 30 minutes.

  2. Cutting underside of lobster tail with kitchen shears and remove fins; carefully lift meat out.

  3. Place 1 slice of lemon in the bottom of a resealable bag. Place lobster tail over lemon and spread with butter. Season with a pinch of parsley and garlic. Seal second half of the lemon, lobster, butter, and seasonings this way in a second bag.

  4. Use a water immersion method to remove all air from the bags and place into the pot, securing with tongs so they are fully immersed.

  5. When the time is up, remove the bags from the pot, open, and move tails onto a warm plate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
8g Fat
4g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 11mg 55%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 500mg 11%

* 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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