Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter

Background and History:

Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter is a modern twist on a classic seafood delicacy. Lobster, considered a luxury food for centuries, has been enjoyed by people worldwide. This dish combines succulent lobster tails with zesty lemon-garlic butter, and the use of an air fryer gives it a delightful, crispy texture. It’s perfect for special occasions or any time you want to elevate your seafood dining experience.


  • 2 lobster tails, 4-6 ounces each
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes


  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  • Using kitchen shears, carefully cut the top of the lobster shells and expose the meat.
  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and chopped parsley. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Brush the lemon-garlic butter mixture over the lobster tails.
  • Place the lobster tails in the air fryer basket, shell side down.
  • Cook in the preheated air fryer for 12 minutes, or until the lobster meat is opaque and cooked through.
  • Serve the lobster tails with extra lemon-garlic butter for dipping.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Calories: 220
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 360mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 14g


  • Adjust the cooking time according to the size of your lobster tails, ensuring they are cooked to an internal temperature of 140°F (60°C).

Allergy Warning:

  • Be cautious of any shellfish or dairy allergies among your diners. Adapt the recipe as needed to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.
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