Transport your taste buds to a seafood paradise with the elegance of Air Fryer Lobster Tail—a sophisticated dish that captures the essence of succulent lobster in a quick and effortless preparation. This recipe not only offers the luxury of lobster but also presents a showcase of culinary finesse through the simplicity of the air fryer.

The journey begins by carefully exposing the lobster meat, creating a canvas for a luscious coating of melted butter infused with the zest of fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. As the air fryer preheats to a sizzling 400°F (200°C), the lobster tails find their place in the basket, ready to undergo a swift and precise cooking process.

In just 8-10 minutes, the air fryer works its magic, transforming the lobster meat into a masterpiece of opulence. The result is an opaque, tender interior that gracefully pulls away from the shell, delivering a melt-in-your-mouth experience that rivals the finest seafood establishments.

During the final minutes of cooking, a gentle basting with the seasoned butter ensures an extra layer of flavor and succulence, elevating the dish to new heights. As the Air Fryer Lobster Tails emerge, garnished with fresh parsley, they become a visual and gastronomic spectacle—perfectly cooked, elegantly presented, and ready to grace your table.

Whether served as a luxurious appetizer for a special occasion or as the star of a seafood feast, this recipe exemplifies the culinary prowess of the air fryer. Revel in the simplicity of preparation as you savor the exquisite taste of perfectly cooked lobster, and let the air fryer redefine your seafood dining experience with this effortlessly elegant dish.

Air Fryer Lobster Tail


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Preheat Air Fryer:
    • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare Lobster Tails:
    • Using kitchen shears, carefully cut the top shell of each lobster tail down the center, leaving the bottom intact. Gently lift the lobster meat from the shell, allowing it to rest on top.
  3. Season and Brush with Butter:
    • In a small bowl, mix melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper.
    • Brush the lobster tails with the butter mixture, ensuring the meat is well-coated.
  4. Air Fry:
    • Place the prepared lobster tails in the air fryer basket, with the meat side facing up.
    • Air fry for about 8-10 minutes, or until the lobster meat is opaque and cooked through.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove the lobster tails from the air fryer.
    • Drizzle any remaining butter mixture over the lobster.
    • Serve hot with lemon wedges on the side.


  • Cooking times may vary based on the size of the lobster tails and the specific model of your air fryer. Adjust accordingly.

Nutritional Information (Approximate Values Per Lobster Tail):

  • Calories: Around 150-200 kcal
  • Total Fat: 10-15g
    • Saturated Fat: 6-8g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 3-4g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 80-100mg
  • Sodium: 200-300mg
  • Protein: 20-25g