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lobster tail in the air fryer recipe

Air Fried Lobster Tail

This air fryer lobster tail recipe will turn the ordinary dinner to extraordinary! Garlicky and stress-free, this recipe is prepared with just a few ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes cook.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 270kcal



  • 6 Lobster Tails Size vary based on budget. We recommend about 6 ounces.
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley; Chopped
  • 4 Rosemary Sprigs; Chopped
  • Juice From 1 Lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 5 Tbsp. Butter Melted
  • 2 Tsp. Garlic Cloves Or Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tsp. Paprika
  • ½ Tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ½ Tsp. Black Pepper


  • Wash then butterfly the lobster tails. See recipe notes below. Set aside. Next, in a separate bowl, combine the herbs and remaining ingredients. Mix well to combined.
    Reserve about ¼ cup for dipping in a separate bowl and set aside.
    step-by-step guide
  • Using a pastry brush, apply the butter mixture over the lobster meat. Drizzle with olive oil (optional) and air fry at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until the meat is cooked and reaches 145°F in the middle.
    Apply more of the mixture halfway through the cooking process.
    When the lobster tail is done cooking, serve with the reserved dipping sauce and enjoy.
    lobster tail in the air fryer recipe



How To Butterfly Lobster Tail
  • Use a sharp pair of kitchen scissors. Place the lobster tail on a cutting board, cut down the middle of the back towards the lobster tail.
  • Next, slowly, and carefully pull up the lobster meat in one piece. The meat should still be attached at the bottom of the tail.
  • Once you see and place the lobster meat on top of the shell, close shell around the bottom of the meat.
  • As the lobster is air frying, it will expand slightly and will have an elegant fan shape presentation that’s very similar to the restaurants’ style.
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Calories are estimated per serving. 
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Serving: 6People | Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 255mg | Vitamin A: 94IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg