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Cajun Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

Cajun Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

Cajun Garlic Butter Lobster Tails, is a super simple and easy lobster tail recipe with bold and delicious cajun garlic butter flavour! These lobster tails are first slathered with a 3-ingredient flavoured butter then broiled in the oven until deliciously tender. Serve this ready in under 30 minutes recipe with your favourite side dish for Valentines day, date night, or just an any time dinner!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Fish & Seafood, Main Dishes & Entrees, Quick, Easy & Under 30, Valentines
Servings 4 servings
Calories 215 kcal


  • Shallow Oven Safe Dish
  • Kitchen Shears


  • 4 6-8oz Lobster Tails
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened
  • 5 Cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp Cajun Seasoning or Creole Seasoning
  • Lemon Wedges for serving


  • If working with frozen lobster tails, thaw out lobster tails in a pot of cold water for 30 minutes or more, until fully thawed. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
    frozen lobster tails in cold water
  • In a small bowl, add softened butter, minced garlic and cajun seasoning; set aside.
    butter, garlic and cajun seasoning
  • Butterfly the lobster tails using sharp kitchen shears. Cut the top of shell down the centre of the back to the end of the tail (be sure to keep the tail fin intact). Remove and rinse away the vein and any shell pieces, pat dry. Use your thumbs and fingers to spread open the shell on top, then gently pull the lobster meat upward, separating it from the bottom shell, but keep the tail end intact and attached. Squeeze the shell halves back together beneath the meat to make it easier for it to rest on top of the shell.
  • Place lobster tails meat side up in a oven safe dish and evenly distribute the cajun garlic butter mixture over the lobster meat. Place in oven under the broiler setting for 10 to 12 minutes or until lobster meat is opaque, and edges are slightly charred.
    cajun garlic butter on lobster tails
  • Remove from oven, spoon sauce over top of lobster tails if desired and serve with lemon wedges. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    Cajun Garlic Butter Lobster Tails in blue dish


Prevent Lobster Meat from Curling – to do so, pierce a skewer (wooden or metal) lengthwise through the center of each tail, remove when ready to serve for better presentation. 
see detailed notes above for additional tips.


Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1571IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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