How To Cook Delicious Air Fried Lobster Tails: A Gourmet Delight! - Pine Tree Seafood

How To Cook Delicious Air Fried Lobster Tails: A Gourmet Delight!

How To Cook Delicious Air Fried Lobster Tails: A Gourmet Delight!

How To Cook Delicious Air Fried Lobster Tails: A Gourmet Delight!

If you’re a seafood lover and the proud owner of an air fryer, then you’re in for a treat! Get ready to experience a true Maine culinary delight! 

Cooking lobster tails in an air fryer is a breeze and offers a hassle-free way to savor this exquisite delicacy. With just a few simple steps and helpful tips, you can create succulent, perfectly cooked lobster tails that will undoubtedly impress and amaze your family and friends. 

In this post, we will walk you through the process of preparing mouthwatering lobster tails in your air fryer, ensuring a delightful feast for all.


To cook the most delectable lobster tails in your air fryer, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Lobster tails (fresh or frozen)
  • Melted butter or olive oil
  • Optional lemon wedges
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Fresh herbs (such as parsley or dill) for garnish


  1. Thaw the Lobster Tails (if using frozen): If you’ve got frozen lobster tails, make sure to thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. Proper thawing is essential to achieve even and thorough cooking.
  2. Preheat Your Air Fryer: Get started by preheating your air fryer to 400°F (200°C) for a few minutes. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Prepare the Lobster Tails: Take a pair of kitchen shears and carefully cut through the top shell of each lobster tail lengthwise, making sure to stop at the tail fin and avoid cutting through the bottom shell. Gently spread the shell apart to expose the succulent meat.
  4. Season the Lobster Tails: Brush the lobster tails with melted butter or olive oil, ensuring they are evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to your taste preferences. And, for an extra burst of flavor, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the tails.
  5. Arrange in the Air Fryer: Place the prepared lobster tails in the basket, ensuring the meat side faces upward. Avoid overcrowding the basket and, if necessary, cook the tails in batches to allow proper air circulation.
  6. The Air Frying Process: Let the magic happen! Cook the lobster tails in the preheated air fryer for approximately 8-10 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the size of the tails. The ideal internal temperature to aim for is 135°F (57°C), guaranteeing tender and juicy texture.
  7. Relish Your Lobster Tails: Once perfectly cooked, remove the lobster tails from the air fryer and allow them to rest for a couple of minutes. Now comes the best part — relish the sweet and succulent meat that effortlessly melts in your mouth.

    For a delightful and complete meal, pair the lobsters with your favorite sides, such as steamed vegetables, buttery mashed potatoes, or a crisp green salad. 


Here are a few helpful tips for variations on a lobster, plus some handy reminders:

  • Size Matters: Remember to adjust the cooking time according to the size of your lobster tails. Larger tails may require a few extra minutes in the air fryer.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Don’t hesitate to play around with different seasonings and spices to create a personalized flavor profile for your lobster tails. Consider adding garlic powder, paprika, or a sprinkle of your favorite seafood seasoning.
  • Butter Basting: Elevate the taste by basting the lobster tails with melted butter during the cooking process. A quick brush of melted butter over the tails once or twice while they cook will add a delightfully rich flavor.

Cooking lobster tails in your air fryer is a culinary adventure that guarantees exceptional results with minimal effort. The air fryer’s versatility comes to life as it delivers perfectly cooked lobster tails, leaving your taste buds wanting more. So, the next time you crave a gourmet treat, try this simple yet impressive technique, and let your air fryer pamper you with the tender and succulent lobster tails. Bon appétit!
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