Broiled Lobster Tails

Background and History:

Broiled lobster tails are a sumptuous and elegant seafood dish that has become synonymous with fine dining. Lobster, considered a delicacy, was once so abundant that it was often used as fertilizer by early American settlers. Today, lobster is a sought-after treat, and broiled lobster tails are a perfect way to savor its sweet, succulent meat. In our user-friendly guide, we’ll explore the history and preparation of this luxurious dish.


  • 4 lobster tails
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • Preheat your oven’s broiler.
  • Use kitchen shears to cut the top shell of the lobster tails lengthwise. Spread the shell open to expose the meat.
  • Place the lobster tails on a baking sheet.
  • Melt the butter and mix it with lemon juice, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  • Brush the lobster meat with the seasoned butter mixture.
  • Broil the lobster tails for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is opaque and slightly browned.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)

  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: 230mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 16g


  • Broiled lobster tails can be served with melted butter, garlic, or your favorite dipping sauce.

Allergy Warning:

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