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instant pot lobster tails

Instant Pot Lobster Tails

Instant Pot Lobster Tails are buttery, sweet and juicy, and done to luscious perfection. A five-star meal ready in less than 30 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Lobster Tails, Pressure Cooker Lobster Tails
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Coming to Pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 79kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 lobster tails
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 cup water


  • Add trivet to the inner pot and add the water.
  • Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, carefully cut the top of the lobster tails shell down to the tip of the tail, creating a "butterflied" appearance.
  • Devein and remove any grit if needed and pull shell down, so the meat sits on top of shell, as in pictures.
  • Mix salt, garlic powder, onions powder and smoked paprika in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle lobster tails meat with the spice mixture.
  • Devidee the chopped butter on top.
  • Arrange lobster tails on top of the trivet, shells facing down. You can add up to 4, depends how large they are.
  • Close lid, lock it and set vent to seal.
  • Pressure cook for 1 minute after which do a quick release.
  • Remove lid from pot.
  • Remove lobster tails and serve with melted butter, lemon wedges and sprinkled with some chopped parsley on top.


Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 421IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg