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Lobster tails on a plate

Best Air Fryer Lobster Tail Recipe

  • 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. Clean them if necessary.
  3. Cut through the top of the shell, keeping bottom shell in tact.
  4. Gently pull the shell away from the meat (it’s ok if they break a bit) and lightly pull lobster meat away from the 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 5-7 minutes for 4-5 oz. tails, or 6-8 minutes for larger 8 oz. tails, until lobster is cooked through and opaque.


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