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Saté Kaffir Butter Lobster Tails

~ Written by Wynn Austin
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You may never order lobster at a restaurant again! This may be my absolute favorite way to eat lobster. There is so much flavor with very little effort. 

Type: Saté Kaffir Butter Lobster Tails

Prep: ten minutes

Servings: seven

Level: medium

Cook: fifteen minutes

Steps: seven


You may never order lobster at a restaurant again! This may be my absolute favorite way to eat lobster. There is so much flavor with very little effort. I would say the most complicated part of this dish is getting your hands on Kaffir lime leaves. You can find it in a lot of Asian markets these days. 

If you have the opportunity to get your hands on a plant, definitely take it! I received it as a gift over 7 years ago, and this brown thumb managed to keep it alive. It is my prized possession! I add the leaves to so many dishes, like curry, soups, chicken or tuna salads. But when you add it to butter, it is out of this world! 

If you can't, I would add another tablespoon of lime juice, then after you turn off the heat, add zest of 1 lime.

I've had a lot of questions about how to make the green onions look like that! There is a tool that I bought from the Asian market a long time ago to shred the stems of water spinach. I was inspired by an instagram post and decided to use it to make the pretty green onion strips to garnish the lobsters.

Here is a link to the nifty tool: Green Onion Shredder

Also I absolutely love my Le Creuset Braising Pan  it is a bit of a splurge but I serve my dinner right out of the pan. I use it all the time, and technically it's supposed to last a lifetime right?

I've had a lot of people tell me that they love Asian food but are so intimidated on how to cook it. I've never gone to culinary school (however, when I retire one day, that is one of my dreams!). Heck, my own mother doesn't even know how to cook. I learned on my own because I love to eat well, and learned that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I really try to make my recipes simple and uncomplicated so that hopefully cooking Asian food at home is less intimidating!

It's so fast, tastes way better than going out a lot of times, and way healthier!

If you happen to make this dish, please tag me on facebook or instagram at @wynnskitchen

Cheers and happy cooking!



  • 5 lobster tails- halved
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 2 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Teaspoon saté sauce (wynn's kitchen)
  • 3 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 4-5 kaffir lime leaves - sliced thinly
  • optional: salt & pepper to finish and garnish with green onions


  • Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Step 2:

    Using kitchen scissors, cut the top and bottom of the lobster tail, then use a chef's knife to cut in half. Place the tails with the meat up and in an oven safe skillet.
  • Step 3:

    Melt the 2 Tablespoon of butter and brush it on the meat of the lobster tails
  • Step 4:

    Bake the lobster tails for 15 minutes or until they are cooked through (make sure not to overcook)
  • Step 5:

    While the lobster is baking, on low heat, melt the remaining butter and add the minced garlic, kaffir lime leaves, honey, sate sauce, lime juice and cook for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
  • Step 6:

    When the lobster is done, drizzle the butter mixture with the garlic and kaffir leaves over the lobster tails
  • Step 7:

    Garnish with the thinly sliced green onions and a dash of salt & pepper


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