Broiled Lobster Tails with Garlic-Chili Butter

Cooking lobster can be intimidating for the novice, but a quick, easy and delicious way to prepare lobster is to broil the tails in the oven. With broiled lobster tails, there’s no fussing with big, steaming pots of boiling water, and broiling brings out the rich, sweet flavor of the meat.

To dress up this fabulous seafood delight, a savory garlic-chili butter spread adds a spicy kick to the taste!     

This no-fail recipe comes courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens:

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Broil Time: 12 minutes

Makes: 4 servings



  1. Thaw lobster tails, if frozen. Preheat broiler. Butterfly the lobster tails by cutting through the center of the hard top shells and meat. Spread the halves of tails apart. Place lobster tails, meat side up, on the unheated rack of a broiler pan.
  2. In a small skillet, cook garlic, orange peel, and chili powder in butter over medium heat about 30 seconds or until garlic is tender. Brush mixture over lobster meat.
  3. Broil 4 inches from heat for 12 to 14 minutes, or until lobster meat is opaque. If desired, serve with Clarified Butter.

Remember that the lobster tails don’t have to be huge, and actually, smaller is better because they cook faster and there’s less risk of them becoming chewy.

The garlic-chili butter is the perfect dress-up for the lobster tails and adds a splash of colorful golden goodness to the table and to your taste buds!