The Ultimate Guide to Air Frying Lobster

There’s more than one way to cook a lobster. You can broil them, boil them, cook them in the oven, or grill them on a barbecue. You can even cook lobsters in an air fryer.

Here we discuss everything you need to know about air frying lobsters. Read on to learn more:

What Is an Air fryer?

Most likely, you’ve at least heard about air fryers, but what makes these little gadgets so special?

An air fryer is a countertop convection oven. It produces heat at the top, then forces it down and around the food using a large fan.

In that respect, it’s like a deep fryer. Yet, unlike a deep fryer, air fryers require no oil and have virtually zero preheat time.

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Can I Cook Lobster in My Air Fryer?

Yes! As with most dishes, you can cook lobster in an air fryer. Whole lobsters are too large, but you can cook lobster tails instead. They can be frozen or fresh. If you’re cooking them frozen, make sure you add a few more minutes of cooking time just in case.

How Do I Cook It?

Cooking lobster in an air fryer is simple. Prep time takes only about 10 to 15 minutes, and cook time is even shorter at 5. Here’s how you can get started:

Create your butter sauce

Start by melting unsalted butter on either your stovetop or oven. You can add extra ingredients such as garlic or lemon zest, or leave it as is. If you’re cooking four lobster tails, you should have two tablespoons of butter. For two lobster tails, one tablespoon is fine.

Cut open the lobster tails

Now that you’ve made the butter sauce, it’s time to turn to the lobster tails. Cut each tail open with kitchen scissors, right through the tail section. Set the scissors aside and break the shell open and pull it back with your fingers. Then, lift the meat over the shell. You can see a demonstration of this here.

Brush the butter sauce over the lobster tails and place in the air fryer

Using a proper brush, apply the butter sauce onto your lobster tails. DO NOT use up all your butter sauce; you will need it for later! Then, add some salt and pepper before placing your tails into the air fryer. Cook at 380 degrees for 4 minutes before spreading the rest of your butter sauce onto the tails. From there, cook the lobster for another 2-4 minutes. If your lobster meat is white, it should be done.


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