Whole30 + Paleo Broiled Lobster Tails

Posted by Karin on February 11, 2020
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Lobster tail is one of those things that looks terribly impressive, but in reality is insanely easy to prepare. And when you realize, just how simple it is to prepare, you’re going to feel all kinds of happy, and hungry. Definitely hungry. If you’re planning to stay home for Valentine’s Day, this would make for an epic dinner. Set the table, add some candles, and presto chango, you have the perfect romantic dinner. And if you’re feeling all kinds of extra, you can also make the Perfect Whole30 Steak, for a little surf and turf.

Butterflying a lobster is incredibly easy. Using kitchen shears, cut the shell all the way down, stopping at the tail. Gently pull the meat away from the shell, keeping the meat closest to the tail, attached. Lift the meat up, and fold the shell underneath, so that that the meat is resting on top of the shell. Don’t stress if you cut the meat while cutting the shell, it won’t change the taste one bit.

Lobster (seafood and shellfish in general) is something you want to serve as soon as it’s ready. If you want to do a little prep work, you can measure out the ingredients, and cut the lobster, so then everything should come together in about 10 minutes. Yup, seriously.

This same recipe can also be used on the grill. And let me tell you, it’s amazing! Be sure to tag me on Instagram; I would love to see all the lobster fanciness!



Recipe inspired by: Wholesome Yum

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Whole30 Broiled Lobster Tail

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2


  • 2 Lobster tails uncooked
  • 1/4 cup ghee melted + divided
  • 2 cloved garlic minced
  • 2 tsp lemon juice freshly squeezed is best
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper


  • Butterfly two defrosted lobster tails- see directions above
  • Set your oven to broil, and place butterflied lobster tails on foil lined baking sheet. Rack should be 6 inches away from broiler
  • Whisk together all the garlic, melted ghee, lemon juice, paprika and cayenne
  • Liberally brush the lobster tails with the ghee mixture, ensuring it is evenly covered
  • Place the lobster tails in the oven for one minute per ounce. For example, a 5 oz. lobster would be 5 mintues. The meat should be opaque when cooked
  • Serve immediatly with freshly squeezed lemon, fresh parsley and more melted ghee (if desired)
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