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!
Course Fish & Seafood, Main Dishes & Entrees, Quick, Easy & Under 30, Valentines
Shallow Oven Safe Dish
4 6-8ozLobster Tails
1 tbspCajun Seasoningor Creole Seasoning
Lemon Wedgesfor 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.
In a small bowl, add softened butter, minced garlic and cajun seasoning; set aside.
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.
Remove from oven, spoon sauce over top of lobster tails if desired and serve with lemon wedges. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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.
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