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Lobster Tails with Lemon Garlic Butter
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Cooking lobster doesn’t get easier than this, and yet who would have thought you could cook lobster in the air fryer!
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast/Brunch, Seafood, Gluten Free, Holiday Favorites, Quick and Easy
Servings: 2
Calories: 516 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped lemon zest
  • 1 clove garlic thinly sliced
  • 2 6-ounce lobster tails
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup white wine
  • ½ lemon sliced
  1. Start by making the butter. Combine the butter, lemon zest and garlic in a small saucepan. Melt and simmer the butter on the stovetop over the lowest possible heat while you prepare the lobster tails.
  2. Prepare the lobster tails by cutting down the middle of the top of the shell. Crack the bottom shell by squeezing the sides of the lobster together so that you can access the lobster meat inside. Pull the lobster tail up out of the shell, but leave it attached at the base of the tail. Lay the lobster meat on top of the shell and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour a little of the lemon garlic butter on top of the lobster meat and transfer the lobster to the refrigerator so that the butter solidifies a little.
  3. Pour the white wine into the air fryer drawer and add the lemon slices. Pre-heat the air fryer to 400ºF for 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the lobster tails to the air fryer basket. Air-fry at 370º for 5 minutes, brushing more butter on halfway through cooking. (Add a minute or two if your lobster tail is more than 6-ounces.) Remove and serve with more butter for dipping or drizzling.
Nutrition Facts
Lobster Tails with Lemon Garlic Butter
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 29g145%
Trans Fat 2g
Cholesterol 202mg67%
Sodium 278mg12%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1427IU29%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.