Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter


Air fry lobster tails for an elegant meal for two at home. Serve these succulent meaty lobster tails with garlic butter, parsley, and lemon.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 lobster tails


  • 2 (4 ounce) lobster tails

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 clove garlic, grated

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 wedges lemon


  1. Preheat an air fryer to 380 degrees F (195 degrees C).

  2. Butterfly lobster tails by cutting lengthwise through the centers of the hard top shells and meat with kitchen shears. Cut to, but not through, the bottoms of the shells. Spread tail halves apart. Place tails in the air fryer basket with lobster meat facing up.

  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add lemon zest and garlic; heat until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  4. Transfer 2 tablespoons of butter mixture to a small bowl; brush this onto lobster tails. Discard any remaining brushed butter to avoid contamination from uncooked lobster. Season lobster with salt and pepper.

  5. Cook in the preheated air fryer until lobster meat is opaque, 5 to 7 minutes.

  6. Spoon reserved butter from the saucepan over lobster meat. Top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


You can use frozen lobster tails, just thaw them first before proceeding with instructions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
26g Fat
3g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 590mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 340mg 7%

* 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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