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Air fryer lobster tails on a plate with lemon asparagus and potatoes

How to Cook Lobster Tail in Air Fryer

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Learn how to cook lobster tail in air fryer! This easy method results in perfectly cooked and seasoned air fried lobster tails every time. 


Units Scale
  • 2 4.5oz. lobster tails
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Preheat air fryer to 380 degrees F. 
  2. Rinse lobster tails and pat dry with paper towel.
  3. Cut through the top of the shell and meat, keeping bottom shell in tact.
  4. Gently pull shell away from meat and lightly pull lobster meat away from shell. Place shell back together and set lobster meat on top of shell.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together melted butter, Old Bay seasoning, and lemon juice. 
  6. Brush lobster with butter mixture and air fry lobster tails at 380 degrees F for 4-6 minutes for 4-5 oz. tails, or 6-8 minutes for larger 8 oz. tails until lobster is cooked through and opaque.


  • Cook lobster to 145 degrees F. 

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