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Baked Lobster Tails Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


Baked lobster tails are basted with a simple garlic, lemon, and herb butter and topped with savory crushed Ritz crackers and Parmesan cheese.


  • 4 uncooked lobster tails (in the shell)
  • 14 Ritz crackers, crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 heaping tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F.
  2. Using kitchen shears (scissors), cut the tails down the center, through the end of the tail, on both the underside and top of the shell. Use a knife to slice the lobster meat in half, separating into two equal halves. (keeping lobster in the shell). Set aside.
  3. Combine melted butter, juice from half a lemon, garlic, and parsley in a small bowl. Stir until combined. Set aside.
  4. Combine Parmesan cheese and Ritz crackers in a Ziploc bag and crush until crackers are finely crushed.
  5. Season lobster tails with salt and pepper. Liberally baste the flesh side of each lobster tail with garlic herb butter and place on a baking sheet flesh side up. Sprinkle with crushed Ritz crackers and Parmesan cheese mix and bake for 15 minutes. Serve immediately with extra lemon wedges.


  • Serving Size: 2 tails
  • Calories: 631
  • Sugar: 3.9g
  • Sodium: 733mg
  • Fat: 33.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.3g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 53.6g
  • Cholesterol: 206mg

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