Stuffed Lobster Tails

These stuffed lobster tails are filled with a rich combination of lobster and crab. The addition of panko on top adds a nice crunch. This easy lobster tail recipe is perfect for a special anniversary or celebration.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons whole-milk plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red peppers

  • ½ teaspoon 30%-less-sodium Old Bay seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon, divided

  • 5 ounces fresh lump crabmeat, drained and picked over

  • 4 (5 ounce) fresh or frozen lobster tails, thawed if frozen

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

  • ¼ cup whole-wheat panko

  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, roasted red peppers, Old Bay, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon parsley and 3/4 teaspoon tarragon in a large bowl. Fold in crabmeat; refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. Using kitchen shears, cut straight down top center of each lobster tail shell. Use a spoon to gently release the meat from each side of the shell. Gently pull the meat out and place on top of the shells. Arrange the lobster tails in a 9-inch-square glass baking dish. Brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Bake until starting to turn opaque, but not cooked through, about 5 minutes.

  3. Combine panko, lemon zest, and the remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter, 1/2 tablespoon parsley and 1/4 teaspoon tarragon in a small bowl; stir well to fully coat the panko.

  4. Mound about 1/4 cup of the crab mixture onto each partially cooked lobster tail, cupping gently with your hand to keep it in place. Sprinkle each with about 4 teaspoons of the panko mixture. Bake until the lobster is almost cooked through and an instant-read thermometer registers 130°F, about 8 minutes. Turn the oven to broil; broil until the lobster is fully cooked and opaque and the breadcrumbs are toasted and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, if desired.

    Stuffed Lobster Tails
    Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Styling / Ruth Blackburn / Christine Keely

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 17g 34%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 118mg 39%
Vitamin A 503IU 10%
Sodium 455mg 20%
Potassium 112mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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