Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Crab-Stuffed Lobster Tail

Seafood Shellfish Crab

Lobster tail with a New England-style cracker and crabmeat stuffing. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and homemade dinner rolls for an exquisite but surprisingly simple meal.

Servings per recipe: 2
Calories per serving: 596
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 2 lobster tails, split along the center top
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 15 buttery round crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup clarified butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay┬«)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper, or to taste


  • 1   Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • 2   Pull the edges of the split lobster shells apart and gently lift the tail meat to rest above the shells. Place the prepared lobster tails on a baking sheet.
  • 3   Brush each portion of tail meat with 1 teaspoon melted butter.
  • 4   Lightly mix the crushed crackers, crabmeat, 1/4 cup of clarified butter, parsley, seafood seasoning, garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and white pepper in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • 5   Spoon half the stuffing onto each lobster tail; press lightly to slightly shape the stuffing so it doesn't fall off.
  • 6   Bake the lobster tails in the preheated oven until the meat is opaque and the stuffing is golden brown on top, 10 to 12 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the lobster tail should read 145 degrees F (65 degrees C).

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 41.4g 64%
    Saturated Fat 22.0g  
Cholesterol 203mg 68%
Sodium 1483mg 59%
Potassium 629mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 19.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 35.9g 72%
Sugars 2g  
Vitamin A 1341IU  
Vitamin C 9mg  
Calcium 127mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 12mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 67mg  
Folate 33mcg