Quick & Easy Lobster Tail Recipe
Grilled or Steamed... Lobster Tail is Simply Delicious
Have you been searching for an easy Lobster Tail Recipe? Making Lobster Tail at home is really quite easy. Whether grilled or steamed, Lobster is just one of those foods we love.
Celebrating a special event or holiday, Lobster Tail is an excellent choice for that special meal. But Lobster is not just for special occasions, it can be enjoyed anytime. Fluffy white clusters of lobster meat served with some browned butter for dipping. Yum!
Choosing your Lobster is simple when you understand a few fundamentals of Lobster and budget will be the next important factor when choosing.
Warm water or Cold water are your basic choices when it comes to selecting your tails.
Cold water Lobster Tail is far superior in taste to Warm water tails and come with a very high price tag. The flavor of the cold water tail is sweet and succulent. While a warm water tail is good but lacks this sweetness.
Read along and let me show you two Lobster Tail recipes, which you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
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Types of Lobster Tails
How to Choose ...Cold Water or Warm Water Lobster Tails
Cold Water Tails
Cold Water tails can be found in cool waters of the North Atlantic, as well as New Zealand, South Africa and Australia.
Cold water tails are more expensive than warm water tails and is due to the superior taste.
Cold Tails are consistent in quality which makes them an excellent choice for fine restaurants. The meat is tender and so sweet and the firmness of the meat makes cold water tails ideal for using when making recipes which use lobster as an ingredient, such as Lobster Thermador or Lobster Clubs.
Warm Water Tails
The Warm water tails can be found off the coasts of California, Florida, the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and the Mediterranean Sea.
Warm water tails are less expensive and have more meat but the texture is a bit mushy. Also warm tails can taste a bit fishy. Warm water lobster is best cooked quickly with select spices.
When buying cold or warm water lobster tails... Watch out for any dark spots or grayish meat. Any discoloration or spot could mean the lobsters were not refrigerated and stored properly after being caught.
Steamed Lobster Tail
- Prep time: 5 min
- Cook time: 10 min
- Ready in: 15 min
- Yields: 2
- 1/2 cup water
- 21 -24 ounces lobster tail
- Salt and Pepper (fresh ground pepper)
- 4 ounces browned butter
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- Heat a frying pan and when hot, add the 1/2 cup of water. Run cool water over the Lobster tail to rinse thoroughly and open the lobster tail and lay shell side down and season generously with salt and pepper. Place lobster tail in the hot frying pan and cover immediately. Steam for approximately 8 to 10 minutes and serve with browned butter. Enjoy!
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Grilled Lobster Tail
Nice set of Seafood Tools, includes 2 butter warmers, 2 shellfish crackers and 6 seafood forks/spoons. Also included is an odor remover.
- Prep time: 5 min
- Cook time: 10 min
- Ready in: 15 min
- Yields: 2
Grilled Lobster Tails
Grilling a Lobster Tail is very easy, all you need is some skewers and a grill. The most important thing to remember is to watch your heat. Do not cook on too high of a heat or your lobster will dry out very quickly.
- Lobster tails
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper (fresh ground)
- Preheat your grill on medium.
- Garlic Butter sauce:
- Simple and delicious sauce. First, melt the butter in the microwave. Chop garlic and add to butter. Add salt and pepper and lemon juice to complete the sauce.
- Cut a slit down the back of the tail. Flip lobster over and make sure it is flat and insert a metal or bamboo skewer under the tail fan and push it through the center of the meat to the other end. The idea is to keep the lobster from curling and keep it nice and flat.
- Place your tails cut side up on the grill. Be sure to avoid direct heat.
- Close lid and Cook for 7 minutes and then flip the tails.
- After cooking 7 minutes and flipping tails you are ready to baste the tails with the garlic butter sauce. Baste the tails generously with the garlic butter sauce.
- Close lid and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Watch out for flare ups. You can use a spray bottle filled with water to douse any flare-ups which may occur.
- The lobster is done when meat is opaque. Remove promptly from the grill and baste again with the garlic butter sauce.
- Cover lobster in aluminum foil and let rest for a few minutes and be sure to remove skewers before serving.
Lobster Tail Recipes
- Grilled Lobster Tails with Herb Butter Recipe
Quick and Easy Recipe for Grilled Lobster with a Delicious Herb Butter.
- Lobster Mac and Cheese
True Comfort Food fit for a King. Lobster Mac and Cheese is easy to make an only takes 1 hour and 18 minutes. Try it ... you won't regret it.
- Club Sandwich with Maine Lobster
Try this spin on the traditional club sandwich. Beginning with some Arugula, tomatoes, crispy bacon, mayo, Maine Lobster salad and finished with avocado.
How to cook a Lobster Video
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Thanks for visiting and I do hope you try one of these simple Lobster Tail Recipes.
Enjoying Lobster at home is such a wonderful treat and so easy!
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