How Do You Bake Lobster Tails in an Oven?

bake-lobster-tails-oven Credit: Charity Burggraaf/Moment/Getty Images

Bake lobster tails in the oven by exposing the lobster meat, placing lobster meat on a baking sheet, adding butter and seasonings, and baking until the tails turn white. Kansas City Steaks features an easy recipe for oven-baked lobster tails.

Kansas City Steak's recipe for baked lobster tails uses 4 lobster tails weighing 5 ounces each. Thaw the lobster tails overnight in the refrigerator. Cut the top of each lobster lengthwise using scissors, making sure to leave tails intact. Pull the tail meat through the opening, and allow meat to rest on the shell. In a bowl, combine 5 teaspoons softened butter, the juice from 1 lemon, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and 4 tablespoons chopped parsley. Place lobster tails on a baking sheet, and spoon butter mixture over lobster meat. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Food Network's Giada De Laurentiis developed a recipe for baking lobster tails on a grill using aluminum foil. Preheat a gas or charcoal grill one hour before cooking. Cut the tops of 4 thawed lobster tails, and pull shells apart. Insert metal or wooden skewers into the tails. Melt 3 sticks unsalted butter over low heat, and transfer to a glass measuring cup, removing the top foam. Zest 3 lemons in a small bowl, and pour butter over zest. Spoon mixture over lobster tails, wrap tails in heavy-duty foil, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.