Baked Lobster Tails with Citrus-Herb Butter


  • 4 (5 oz.) fresh lobster tails
  • ½ cup (4 oz.) unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) 
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thinly sliced fresh chives
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic (from 1 garlic clove)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Using kitchen shears, cut straight down top center of lobster tail shell. Use a spoon to gently release lobster meat from each side of shell. Gently pull meat away from bottom of lobster, and place on top of shells. Place lobster tails on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and spoon 1 tablespoon of the butter over each. Bake in preheated oven until bright red and opaque, 12 to 14 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1/4 cup melted butter in a small saucepan over medium-low. When ready to serve, remove butter from heat, and transfer to a small serving bowl. Stir in lemon juice, tarragon, parsley, chives, garlic, and salt. Serve lobster tails with citrus-herb butter and lemon wedges.

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