Steamed Lobster Tails


This recipe for steamed lobster tails is the best way to ensure perfect lobster every time.

Prep Time:
2 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

  • 4 (6 ounce) lobster tails

  • ½ cup butter, melted


  1. Pour about 1 inch of water into the bottom of a large stockpot and bring to a boil. Add salt and place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level. Place lobster tails on the steamer rack and cover the pot.

  2. Steam lobster tails for 8 minutes. And don't peek! Remove from the steamer and serve with melted butter.

    looking down at a plate of two steamed lobster tails
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

356 Calories
25g Fat
1g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 356
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 31%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 223mg 74%
Sodium 1987mg 86%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Protein 32g
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 16mg 90%
Potassium 485mg 10%

* 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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