Lemon, Garlic, & Herb Butterflied Lobster Tails

Lobsters remind us of the holidays and creating memories around the table with our loved ones. Aesthetically, lobster tails captivate us when they are plated and ready to feast upon. They are also a symbol of our culture in New England and have garnered world wide fame for their quality and superior taste.

Our family rings in the New Year and holidays with these New England icons. From Valentine's Day to Christmas Eve Dinner, we have fond memories of buttering our lobster tails and seasoning them with fresh local ingredients. During the winter months, we add rosemary to bring out a warmer and heartier taste and during the summer lemon and thyme are the main ingredients.

On Christmas Eve we will be broiling our iconic New England Lobster Tails with a lemon, butter, and herb seasoning. To mark the special occasion, we butterfly the tails and rest the meat on top of the shells. This allows us to thoroughly season the tail meat while evenly cooking it in a short period of time. For sides, the options are endless as you can incorporate steak, linguine, or baked potatoes.

Celebrating this year may be unique, but we believe there are opportunities to start new traditions with locally sourced seafood that you may not typically cook this time of the year. Lobster tails may be one of them but flounder, halibut, and striped bass could make an impression that lasts for years. From our family to yours, we wish you and your family a very healthy and happy holiday season.

Servings: 2 People


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins


  • 2 Lobster Tails (4-6 ounces each)
  • ⅛ Cup Butter (Melted)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • ½ Teaspoon Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Parsley
  • ¼ Teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Pepper
  • Instructions

    1. Step 1 - Turn broiler on and allow the oven to heat up while you prepare the lobster tails.
    2. Step 2 - Butterfly the lobster tails - Use kitchen shears to cut straight down the center of the top of the tails. Once you have cut the tails, lift the tail meat out of the shell and rest it on top of the cut shell. In order to get the tail meat out of the shell you will need to work with the shell in a delicate but firm manner.
    3. Step 3: Melt the butter. While the butter is melting, finely chop the parsley, rosemary, and garlic. Once the butter is melted, combine it with the garlic, paprika, parsley, rosemary, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and mix together.
    4. Step 4: Spread the lemon garlic herb seasoning on the lobster tail meat in a generous manner.
    5. Step 5: Broil the lobster tails for 8 - 10 minutes until they are cooked through. Enjoy and share pics! #localprovisions #honorthecraft