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Broiled Lobster Tails

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I used to think lobster was something only to be ordered at restaurants.  Then I went to my local Whole Foods for my weekly grocery run and the guy behind the seafood counter said the lobster tails were going to be on sale for $4.99 per tail later that week (original price is $9.99 per tail).  What?!  Needless to say, I went back and bought 4 lobster tails–they range from 4 to 5 ounces, so for a decent portion I bought two per person.  While I wouldn’t recommend making lobster on a regular weeknight, when your local Whole Foods has that kind of sale, plan it into your week!

This recipe is super easy and can be made as a weeknight dinner.  The delicious side in the picture is Corn Sauté with Cumin, Coriander and Lemon.

Servings:  2
Active Time:  12 minutes
Total Time:  20 minutes


BroiledLobsterTails4 small lobster tails (4 to 5 oz) or 2 large lobster tails (8 to 10 oz)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 tsp ground paprika
Kosher salt and ground pepper, to taste
1 lemon (if you want to add use the juice over the lobster)


  1. Preheat broiler. (Mine only has high and low settings, so I put it on high.)  Prepare broiler pan by adding a cup of water to the bottom portion of the pan (this will create some steam while the lobster is cooking)
  2. Place lobster tails on broiler pan.  With a sharp knife or cooking shears, carefully cut top side of lobster shells lengthwise.
  3. Pull apart shells slightly.
  4. Season meat with butter, paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Broil lobster tails until lightly browned and lobster meat is opaque, about 5 to 10 minutes.  Garnish with lemon wedges to serve.

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Nutrition Info

Per Serving:  268 Calories; Fat 14.1 g (Saturated 7 g); Cholesterol 190 mg; Sodium 770 mg; Carbohydrates 2.4 g; Fiber 0.3 g; Protein 45.6 g.

Printable Recipes

Broiled Lobster Tails (2 servings)

Broiled Lobster Tails (4 servings)



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