Don't wait for your next Maine vacation to indulge in lobster tails! You can enjoy meaty lobster tails at home--cooked in your air fryer--with a lemon-garlic butter sauce.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 lobster tails
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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 the tail halves apart. Place tails in the air fryer basket with lobster meat facing up.

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  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add lemon zest and garlic; heat until garlic is tender, about 30 seconds. Transfer 2 tablespoons of butter mixture to a small bowl and brush onto lobster tails; discard any remaining brushed butter to avoid contamination from uncooked lobster. Season lobster with salt and pepper.

  • Cook in an air fryer at 380 degrees F (195 degrees C) until lobster meat is opaque, 5 to 7 minutes. Spoon reserved butter from the saucepan over lobster meat. Top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 18.1g 36% DV; carbohydrates 3.3g 1% DV; fat 25.8g 40% DV; cholesterol 128.7mg 43% DV; sodium 590.4mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2019
Loved this! I will never cook lobster in anything other than an air fryer again! Read More
(5)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2019
Loved this! I will never cook lobster in anything other than an air fryer again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2020
Turned out way better than i thought it would. Tasted great ! Don't forget the butter and lemon. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2020
It was delicious, and very easy to make! The hardest thing is cutting the shell. It was my very first thing making lobster. I forgot to take a picture, but hearing my husband say “Oh my God” as he tasted it was priceless. He is a very hard food critic, and with him is either hit or miss. He gave me the 4, and he says it could have been a 5 but he doesn’t know it. So I think it’s truly a 5! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2020
It came out great the taste was nice and butterier Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2020
This was excellent!! And easy as can be. I placed them in a small piece of tinfoil to hold in the butter mixture. So this added about 3 minutes to the time. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2020
I made it but don't agree with the time of cooking instructions. Did taste great and I like the butter, lemon, garlic topping. Certainly will make it again. Read More
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