Instant Pot Delicious Lobster

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 247 kcal


  • cup water
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 2 pound fresh lobster tails
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice divide


  1. Arrange the steamer trivet in the bottom of Instant Pot. Add water and 1 pinches of old bay seasoning in Instant Pot.

  2. Arrange lobster tail on top of trivet, shell side down, meat side up.
  3. Drizzle lobster tails with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.
  4. Secure the lid and cook under “Manual” and “High Pressure” for about 3 minutes.
  5. Select the “Cancel” and carefully do a Quick release.
  6. Remove the lid and transfer the tails into the bowl of ice bath to lie in for a minute.
  7. With kitchen shears, cut the underbelly of the tail down the center.
  8. Remove the meat and chop it up into large chunks.
  9. In a large bowl, add lobster meat, scallions, mayonnaise, butter, seasoning and lemon juice and mix well.

  10. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.