Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter Recipe

Savor the heavenly flavors of our Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter—a succulent dish that promises to redefine your dining experience. This recipe combines the richness of fresh lobster tails and the tanginess of lemon, all enhanced with a hint of garlic butter. Cooked to perfection in an air fryer, this meal not only delivers a gourmet taste but also embraces a healthier cooking method, maintaining nutrients while reducing unnecessary fats. Ideal for special occasions or just a fancy weeknight dinner, this lobster tails recipe guarantees a mouthwatering delight with every bite.

Recipe For Air Fryer Lobster Tails with Lemon-Garlic Butter

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 2


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380°F.
  2. Rinse the lobster tails and pat dry. Cut the top shell lengthwise with kitchen shears but avoid cutting the tail.
  3. Carefully pry the shells apart and season the meat with salt.
  4. In a bowl, mix the melted butter, minced garlic, lemon juice, and zest. Spoon half of this mixture over the lobster tails.
  5. Place the lobster tails in the air fryer basket and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the meat is opaque.
  6. Once done, spoon the remaining lemon-garlic butter over the cooked lobster tails.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts per serving:

  • Calories: 310
  • Fat: 22g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Protein: 24g