Stuffed Lobster Tail Recipe and Red Lobster’s Lobsterfest

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I received a Red Lobster gift card as a thank you for this post.  Opinions are my own and My love for Red Lobster is legit!

Those who know me, know I LOVE Red Lobster!  What’s not to love about things like cheddar bay biscuits, seafood stuffed mushrooms, and seafood dishes that makes your mouth water as soon as you step through the door.  However, not all everyone has a Red Lobster near by so they might be missing out on some deliciousness…until now!

Red Lobster shared this AMAZING recipes for stuffed lobster tail, that you can easily make at home.  With most grocers having a seafood section, with live lobster, you can enjoy a dish of goodness made right in your own kitchen!  Seriously, how amazing does this look!

Dueling Lobster Tails

5 from 1 vote

Stuffed Lobster Tail Recipe

Enjoy a Red Lobster favorite right at home.
Course American
Cuisine Seafood
Author Red Lobster Provided This Recipe


Crab Stuffing

  • 2/3 cup crab meat
  • 2/3 cup cheese and Garlic croutons crushed or any flavored pre-made crouton that you can find at your local grocery store
  • 1/4 cup. prepared Alfredo sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt-free all-purpose seasoning

Garlic Butter Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juice of

Stuffed Lobster Tails

  • 4 Maine lobster tails
  • Your crab stuffing mixture
  • Garlic butter sauce
  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare Crab Stuffing

  1. In a large bowl, combine crab meat, crushed croutons, Alfredo sauce, lemon juice and all-purpose seasoning.
  2. Set aside for later.
  3. Prepare garlic butter Sauce
  4. In skillet, heat together butter and olive oil and sauté garlic.
  5. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and parsley. Continue cooking for a few minutes.
  6. Set aside for later.

Cut Lobster Tail

  1. With a sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut completely through Maine lobster tail from base of flippers to the top. Do not cut through flippers.
  2. Break open last shell segment closest to the tail and roll the two sides outward to open lobster.
  3. Remove vein. If necessary, use a pan of ice water to remove veins from the meat.
  4. Gently lift meat from shell leaving meat attached at tail end. This keeps meat from sticking to shell when cooked and makes it easier to eat.
  5. Place meat back into shell.
  6. Repeat with other lobster tails.

Stuff Lobster Tail

  1. Place Maine tails in a square glass baking dish or on a baking sheet.
  2. For each tail, split crab stuffing into four equal portions. and shape stuffing in an oval shape similar to the opening between the two halves of the tail.
  3. For each tail, gently place stuffing on the opening from tail to end, having it sit up a little, and keeping the stuffing off the lobster meat. Do not press stuffing into the cavity.
  4. For each tail, brush stuffing and lobster meat evenly with garlic butter.
  5. For each tail, split cheese into four equal portions and place the Monterey Jack cheese on top of the stuffing only, ensuring that the lobster and stuffing are evenly covered.

Bake Lobster Tail

  1. 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).
  2. Serve with melted butter and lemon

YUM!! I think I’ll be heading to the store this weekend and picking up all the necessary ingredients so we can enjoy lobster (one of my favorites) next week!  Of course, I think I’ll be heading to Red Lobster at some point too because it’s Lobsterfest time!

Red Lobster Lobsterfest

About Lobsterfest:

Lobsterfest, the king of all promotions, is back at your local Red Lobster!  Returning for its 31st year, this is our Best of the Best Lobsterfest® with more choice and variety than ever before.

 In addition to guest favorites like Lobster Lover’s Dream® and the Ultimate Feast®, this year’s menu includes three new entrees:

  • Ultimate Surf and Turf® – A Maine lobster tail baked with crab-and-seafood stuffing paired with a peppercorn-seasoned grilled sirloin topped with Maine lobster meat in a citrus-hollandaise sauce. Served over mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes and green beans.
  • Dueling Lobster Tails – A roasted Maine lobster tail topped with tender shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce paired with a golden-baked Maine lobster tail with crab-and-seafood stuffing. Served over mashed potatoes, roasted tomatoes and green beans.
  • Lobster in Paradise – A split Maine lobster tail fried in our signature coconut batter, spicy grilled shrimp and a lobster-and-shrimp bake topped with toasted crushed macadamia nuts.

 You can find the entire selection of lobster entrées available during the Best of the Best Lobsterfest®:

And don’t forget to check out and connect with them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for Lobsterfest news and special offers throughout Lobsterfest, including a coupon for $10 off your purchase of two Lobsterfest entrees!

So, will you be heading to Lobsterfest or making this goodness at home?

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  1. 1

    5 stars
    Oh my goodness, you are making my mouth water! It looks absolutely amazing! Delicious! I want some!

  2. 2

    5 stars
    Oh wow, this sounds amazing. And perfect for when I have people over for get togethers this summer!

  3. 3

    I am a purist – I can’t bring myself to stuff a lobster tail! I think the crab stuffing would be excellent for stuffed mushrooms served with a lobster tail!

  4. 4

    This looks soo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! If I can find all the ingredients I think I’m going to make this for our Sunday night dinner! Yum!

  5. 5
    Shop with Me Mama

    5 stars
    Oh wow! Yum! My hubby would love me forever if I made this for him!

  6. 6

    To be honest, I’m not a seafood fan. However, my mother is coming to visit and LOVES seafood! I’ll have to give this a try for her!

  7. 7

    This sounds so good! I love Red Lobster but it would be neat to make some of the dishes at home too.

  8. 8

    I’m thinking I’ll be going in. .I like Red lobster and the rest of my family have some kind of allergies that make eating there no fun. I do like thr biscuits though.

  9. 9

    My son just walked by and saw the picture and I think he started drooling. Nice deal!

  10. 10

    My mom would flip for this she loves Lobster so good. we also enoy Red Lobster would eat there every night if we could.

  11. 11

    I love Red Lobster, especially their crab and lobster dishes!! I always wondered exactly how to make their butter sauce. Thanks for sharing that!

  12. 12

    I’d be happy to try those baked lobster tails! What a yummy dinner!

  13. 13

    This looks delicious! My husband loves lobster but I never really attempted to cook it at home. Maybe I will try one day!

  14. 14

    Crab stuffed lobster looks delicious! It was nice of them to share the recipe. I think I want that for dinner tomorrow.

  15. 15

    I may not eat lobstah but my husband adores it. I think we will go to red lobster. Not sure I can pull the recipe off

  16. 16

    You had me at lobster! I love Red Lobster and this looks amazing.

  17. 17

    I haven’t been to Red Lobster in a while so I think it’s about time to go back soon. I could eat my weight in cheddar biscuits!

  18. 18

    I have never eaten lobster – perhaps it is something I need to add to my 2014 to do list as this sounds delicious. x

  19. 19

    Sounds like a fun event. Thanks for sharing the tasty photos.

  20. 20

    Gah. I am a sucker for lobsters – this makes me crave to have one!

  21. 21

    Lobster is sooooo yummy! But, it’s one of those things I’ve never made at home before, I should try out this recipe.

  22. 22

    Oh my gosh! That looks incredible. Now I can make stuffed lobster at home!

  23. 23

    Aww I’m so allergic to shellfish but I know people who would LOVE this dish. Will have to share with them for sure.

  24. 24

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE Red Lobster! I will be heading in for Lobsterfest. Thanks for the recipe!

  25. 25

    5 stars
    I love Red Lobster, too! Lobster tail is one of my favorite foods ever. Thanks for sharing this recipe, too! 🙂

  26. 26

    5 stars
    Love lobster tails! So yummy, I’m going to be making them this week actaully for our anniversary

  27. 27

    5 stars
    This stuffed lobster tail looks delicious. I want it right now!

  28. 28

    oh wow thanks to Red Lobster for the recipe. I didn’t even know the shared recipes. Love red lobster, those biscuits!

  29. 29

    I WILL be trying this, thank you. They even sell boxes that you can use to make their cheddar biscuits so I can make Red Lobster at home. This however will not stop me from eating there because they make the food so much better than I can and it is nice to be waited on!

  30. 30

    I love alfredo! I never realized that the lobster had alfredo sauce.

  31. 31

    That’s a terrific deal! Great for date night, a night out with friends, or even a gift.

  32. 32

    Is it weird to say that I’m scared of cooking live things? I think I’ll have to hit up Red Lobster for them to do it for me 🙂

  33. 33

    Wow, this recipe looks fantastic. I would love to try and make this for my parents who love lobster.

  34. 34

    On my way to lobster fest!
    I can’t get enough of it
    Thanks for the recipe

  35. 35

    That looks so so good! I love sea food

  36. 36

    5 stars
    We just had this recipe recently at Red Lobster! Super yum!

  37. 37

    I love me some good lobster!!! I wish I had the money to eat it weekly!!

  38. 38

    Red Lobster used to be a favorite of mine. I haven’t had lobster since I switched my diet a year ago.

  39. 39

    I’m not a HUGE lobster fan but this I would eat in a second. I like the idea of using a flavored crouton instead of breadcrumbs

  40. 40

    We have never been to Red Lobster, but I would LOVE to go. We’ve got one in the next town over, so i bet we’ll get there someday.

  41. 41

    I went to Red Lobster for lobsterfest last year and was disappointed. Yes, they have good biscuits. The promotion images look so good, but I guess I’m used to eating really fresh seafood. It just wasn’t that good :/

  42. 42

    We don’t live hear a Red Lobster, I have heard it is really good! This looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

  43. 43

    I’m not a seafood person, but I go there sometimes with the BF because he IS a seafood person. This recipe sounds pretty amazing!

  44. 44

    This is so delish. I love red lobster.

  45. 45

    I’m a lobster fan! From Phoebe’s lobster mate forever schpiel on Friends, to nomming on a friend lobster tail, I love it all! I even have a lobster beach towel!

  46. 46

    5 stars
    I need to take my daughter to LobsterFest – she loves all things seafood, and I’m not the greatest at making it.

  47. 47

    Um… Hello gorgeous Lobster! I am so wanting you for dinner! Yummy looking recipe.

  48. 48

    That food looks so yummy. I love red lobster but have to be careful what I eat there.

  49. 49

    4 stars
    OH MY GOSH. That looks amazing! My husband isn’t a fan of seafood so we never get to go to Red Lobster, but I want to so bad!

  50. 50

    Yum this makes my mouth water! I love lobster- you’ve made me anxious for the real lobster fest in Maine at the end of July!

  51. 51

    This recipe will make my husband very happy! He loves to eat great lobster recipes, and stuffed lobster tail sounds just perfect.

  52. 52

    5 stars
    Lobster is my all time favorite seafood! It is really good regardless of how you cook it. This recipe looks so yummy! I’m hungry for lobster now. 🙂

  53. 53

    I am so drooling! I miss eating at Red Lobster’s! Been a year haven’t been there.

  54. 54

    That looks delicious. I think maybe I will have to make a date dinner for the hubby. I know he enjoys a good lobster meal

  55. 55

    I’m not a seafood eater at all, but that recipe even looks good to me! That’s saying a lot! I still love Red Lobster (those Cheddar Bay biscuits are to-die for) and we visit a lot since the rest of my family LOVES seafood!

  56. 56

    5 stars
    I’m seriously hungry now! I want to go to Red Lobster so badly. I love their food so much! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  57. 57

    It’s kind of hard for me to believe that I have never had lobster, but this sounds tasty and definitely makes me want to try it!

  58. 58

    That looks absolutely scrumptious. I haven’t had lobster in about 6 months… need some now!

  59. 59

    5 stars
    I haven’t even had breakfast yet but I had to click on this post and drool. I love Red Lobster. I’ll have to let my husband know so we can have a date night there. Thanks for the recipe. If we don’t get to Red Lobster soon we might try to make the stuffed lobster tails ourselves.

  60. 60

    That looks good! That is the downside of me being a vegetarian – no seafood!

  61. 61

    5 stars
    This stuffed lobster tail looks so delicious! I’ll have to try this recipe for sure!!!

  62. 62

    It’s been forever since I’ve been to red lobster, and this recipe you shared sounds so good!

  63. 63

    5 stars
    Due to the many steps, this recipe seems more up my husband’s alley than mine, but I absolutely can not wait to enjoy it. Love Lobster!

  64. 64

    THank you so much for the recipe. I love seafood, especially lobster. My mouth is already watering

  65. 65

    5 stars
    Wow, that looks amazing! I love lobster! I have 10 lobsters in the freezer right now, so I’ll definitely be making this recipe with some of them. Thanks!

  66. 66

    5 stars
    WOW, that looks so good. I don’t know if I’d trust myself to cook lobster though!

  67. 67

    5 stars
    This looks delish. My fiance would love it. I’m allergic to shell fish so I wouldn’t be able to have it.

  68. 68

    this looks so good, I really need to stop by Red Lobster.

  69. 69

    5 stars
    Oh yum this is definitely right up my husbands alley!

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    5 stars
    This looks very yummy. Thanks for posting.