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How to Cook Lobster Tail - Restaurant Style

How to Cook Lobster Tail


I can’t stress enough on how simple this lobster tail recipe is. Lobster tails can be intimidating when staring at them in a case at a grocery store but I am here to tell you they are easy and make a holiday or dinner turn into an extra special night. Most ingredients you already have at home even!

After preparing your lobster tails, you will make a butter garlic herb that will be brushed over each of the lobster tails meat. I can’t tell you how delicious this is! It is the best part and what makes this lobster meat turn to a golden yellow when baking. It truly just melts in your mouth leaving you speechless.

1.      Prepare the lobster: Preheat the oven to broil or 500 degrees. Start by preparing the lobster. Using kitchen shears butterfly the tail by cutting down the center. Slightly loosen the meat and pull the lobster meat towards up. Salt and pepper the meat and set on a baking sheet.

2.      Whisk together the garlic herb butter: In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, garlic, paprika, thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Spread evenly on each lobster tail.

3.      Broil: Broil the lobster tails for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is opaque and lightly brown on the top. Serve with melted butter if desired.

 

How to Butterfly a Lobster Tail:

This is a simple process that is only used with scissors. If you prefer not to butterfly your lobster tail that is great too. If you butterfly your lobster tail, it makes it easier to eat and also has a more elegant look when serving it.

1.      With sharp kitchen shears it is best to cut down the middle of the back towards the lobster tail. The shell side will be up and the lobster tail will be pointed away from you.

2.      Flip the tail over and carefully pull apart the middle of the cut shell and gently place your fingers underneath the lobster meat.

3.      Flip the lobster back over, slowly and carefully pull up the lobster meat in one piece. The meat should still be attached at the bottom of the tail.

4.      Once the lobster meat is on top of the shell take the shell and close it around the bottom of the meat.

5.      As the lobster is being broiled it will expand and have an elegant fan shape presentation similar to the restaurants.

 

How Long to Broil Lobster:

I love to broil lobster tails because it is quick and easy plus you still have that beautiful coloring over the meat. It is easy to overcook lobster tails so you will want to be paying close attention to them as they are being broiled. It is best to broil the lobster tails for about one minute per ounce and having the lobster tail about 4 to 5 inches from the heat on the top rack in the oven. The lobster will turn a beautiful opaque in color with a white center. It is best to use a meat

 

Tips for making Lobster Tails:

·         Making it ahead: To help save time, butterfly your lobster tails the day of. Too early will discolor the lobster meat.

·         Types of Lobster: Any type of lobster works well. If you prefer spiny lobster that is great too. Just be careful!

·         Butterflying the lobster: If you cut through your meat, it will be okay. Sometimes this will help ensure it is cooked more evenly anyways. You will want to avoid cutting through the bottom shell though.

·         Meat thermometer: Try your best not to overcook the lobster tails. This will help by using a meat thermometer.

·         How long to broil your lobster tail: It is best to broil your lobster tail for about one minute per ounce of lobster tail.

·         Oven settings: Move your oven rack down to the middle setting if you are cooking a large or oversized lobster tail.

·         Female Lobster: It is fun to see a slightly pink lobster meat once it is cooked. This only tells you that it is a female lobster.

·         Can you make lobster tails ahead of time? It is best to enjoy the lobster tail right when it is done broiling. Lobster meat becomes tougher when reheating it.

·         Serving your lobster tail: Serve with lemon wedges and fresh parsley for garnishing the lobster tails.

 

THE BEST LOBSTER TAIL RECIPE EVER!

PREP TIME10 MINUTES

COOK TIME10 MINUTES

TOTAL TIME20 MINUTES

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Lobster Tail Recipe is a dissipated dinner made with large lobster tails smothered with a buttery garlic herb sauce then broiled under high heat making these lobster tails tender and juicy. The ultimate indulgence!

Ingredients

·         4 lobster tails

·         salt and pepper

·         1/4 cup butter melted

·         3 garlic cloves minced

·         1/2 teaspoon paprika

·         1 teaspoon thyme minced

·         1 teaspoon rosemary minced

·         1 teaspoon parsley chopped

Instructions

1.      Preheat the oven to broil or 500 degrees. Start by preparing the lobster. Using kitchen shears butterfly the tail by cutting down the center. Slightly make the meat loosened and pull the lobster a little upward. Salt and pepper the meat and set on a baking sheet.

2.      In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, garlic, paprika, thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Spread evenly on each lobster tail.

3.      Broil the lobster tails for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is opaque and lightly brown on the top. Serve with melted butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts

The Best Lobster Tail Recipe Ever!

Amount Per Serving

Calories 155Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Fat 12g18%

Saturated Fat 7g35%

Cholesterol 111mg37%

Sodium 370mg15%

Potassium 136mg4%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 11g22%

Vitamin A 501IU10%

Vitamin C 2mg2%

Calcium 61mg6%

Iron 1mg6%

 

 


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