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air fryer stuffed lobster tails on a plate with lemon wedges.
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Air Fryer Stuffed Lobster Tails

Air fryer stuffed lobster tails are a must for date night, valentine's day, or any special occasion! Cold water lobster tails stuffed with a lump crab filling, then air fried to perfection in just 7 minutes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 320kcal

Equipment

  • air fryer

Ingredients

  • 4-6 6-ounce lobster tails butterflied
  • 1 lb lump crab meat
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ritz crackers crushed
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely minced
  • 1 garlic clove grated
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the mayo, egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, parsley, lemon juice, and ritz crackers. Mix until well combined, then fold in the crab meat gently. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  • While the crab filling chills, butterfly the lobster tails. To butterfly, simply cut a lengthwise slit through the center, top of the shell, stopping just before the tail fins using kitchen shears. Spread the shell open and pull out the meat in one piece. Close the shell and place the meat over the shell.
  • In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, grated garlic, and a pinch of salt. Brush the lobster tails with the butter mixture. Be generous. 
  • Spoon about 1/2 cup of the crab filling on top of each lobster tail. Slightly shape the crab filling so it doesn't fall off the lobster tails. 
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees F for 5 minutes. Place the stuffed lobster tails in the air fryer basket and cook for 7-8 minutes or until the lobster meat is no longer translucent. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy! 

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Notes

  • I recommend using cold water lobster tails rather than warm water lobster tails because they are a lot more tender.
  • Don't overcook the lobster otherwise the lobster meat will be rubbery and the crab will become dry.
  • If you have any leftover crab meat filling, feel free to make crab cakes or stuff more lobster tails with it!
  • Be gentle when closing the air fryer, otherwise, the crab filling may fall off.
  • To bake in the oven, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. and place the stuffed lobster tails on a baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes or until the lobster tails reach 145 degrees F.

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1131mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg