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Lobster offers a sweet taste with a texture and delicious juiciness that seafood lovers crave. Typically reserved for special occasions and dining-out, high-quality frozen lobster tails like ours at Omaha Steaks make great-tasting lobster possible anytime. And one of the easiest methods to make them? Believe it or not – baking! Follow these steps below for how to perfectly bake your lobster tails.

The Best Lobster Tails for Baking

At Omaha Steaks, our lobster is responsibly wild-caught and quickly frozen soon after catch to deliver you the freshest taste and texture. We offer full-size 5 oz. Cold Water Lobster Tails and 2.5 oz. easy-to-cook Main Lobster Tail Halves. Along with our Split Lobster Tail Skewers that come pre-skewered to help eliminate a few steps of the cooking process!

How to Bake Lobster

Baking lobster is simple and a great way to prepare your favorite seafood dish. Enjoy perfectly seasoned, juicy lobster tails in just a few easy steps.

1. Thaw

Before baking your lobster, you have the choice of thawing your lobster tails or placing the tails in your oven straight from the freezer. Deciding not to thaw your tails will result in them taking longer to cook, but if you have time and live for convenience, you’ll be happy to know this is an option. When thawing, remove from the lobster from the plastic packaging. Cover and refrigerate below 38°F. Once thawed, consume within one to two days.

2. Butterfly the Lobster Tails

For our full-size Cold-Water Lobster Tails, butterfly tails by cutting down through middle of hard shell with a sharp knife, stopping when you hit the bottom shell. Open the cut lobster tail and press down to flatten. Splitting the tails makes it easier to season and allows the lobster to cook more evenly. If you decide to indulge in our 2.5 oz. Main Lobster Tail Halves or our Split Lobster Tail Skewers, those are already butterflied so you can skip this step.

3. Season

Preheat your oven to 450º and in a small bowl combine melted butter and seasoning. Great options for seasoning include salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice and our Omaha Steaks seafood seasoning blend. Brush the melted butter mixture evenly over the lobster meat and wrap tails individually in aluminum foil.

4. Bake Lobster Tails

Place your lobster tails on a baking sheet – with meat side up – on a center rack in the oven. If your tails are thawed bake them for 12-15 minutes. If your tails are frozen, set your timer for 35-40 minutes. For our Maine Lobster Tail Halves and Split Lobster Tail Skewers, bake them for 15-16 minutes. When the lobster meat is white and no longer translucent, you know your lobster tails are done baking!

Serving Ideas for Baked Lobster Tails

Baked lobster is delicious served with many different types of meals. Add it to mac & cheese for an upgrade to your classic comfort food or serve with grilled steak, any classic steakhouse side and a decadent dessert for a tasty steakhouse-style surf-n-turf dinner at home.

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Editor’s Note: This post was updated in October 2021 for freshness and comprehensiveness.

How to Bake Lobster

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