How To Butterfly A Lobster Tail

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Butterflying lobster tails gives you a restaurant-style presentation at home! Follow our easy steps below to butterfly a fresh lobster tail.

Cut through the top shell using kitchen sheers, snipping through the top portion of the meat as you go. Stop at the base of the tail.
Flip over the tail and crack the ribs in the center.
Open the shell and loosen the meat. Be careful! Shells can be sharp!
Lift the meat and rest it on top of the shell. Keep the meat attached at the base.
All done! Now just brush your lobster tail with marinade and broil.