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Cast Iron Lobster Tail

Cast Iron Lobster Tail

Quick and Easy Lobster Tail Recipe
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 2 Serving


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Knife
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Scissors


  • 2 8 Ounce Lobster Tails
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter Softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 4 Teaspoons Fish Spice or Old Bay
  • A Handful Cherry Tomatoes Cut in Halves
  • 1 Whole Lemon Juiced


  • Butterfly each lobster tail using a knife or a pair of scissors. (See detail instructions above)
  • Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of fish spice onto each butterflied lobster tail. Ensure that the lobster tails are evenly coated.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of softened butter to each lobster tail, covering the flesh.
  • Freeze for 5 minutes.
  • Place the cast iron skillet on a medium high heat.
    Once heated, add the lobster tails, butter side down and press onto the tails to create an ever sear.
  • Sear for 5 minutes, then flip. Once flipped, sear for another 3 minutes before adding the garlic and cherry tomatoes.
    After 2 minutes,turn the flame off.
  • Once the flame is off, squeeze lemon juice over the lobster tail and allow them to sit in the skillet with the flame off for another 2 minutes.


Keyword cast iron recipe, lobster tail, Pescatarian, seafood