While shopping at my local grocery store, I came across these beautiful, lobster tails. They were large and meaty, and instantly I pictured mouth-watering, broiled lobster dipped in melted butter. I bought 3 of the meatiest tails I could find and put them in the fridge overnight to fully defrost. When the lobsters were done broiling, I almost couldn’t take the pictures. They looked so good that we just wanted to dig in and eat them. But I managed to keep everyone away while I took the final pictures.The lobster tails turned out to be an excellent quality. They tasted just like the broiled lobster that’s served at a fancy restaurant.Following this recipe is an alternative method of cooking lobster tails, I won’t say easier than this one, just a little quicker,scroll way down for the recipe.
Using a very sharp knife, insert knife near end of tail. Cut through shell only, dont cut all the way through.
Sharp kitchen scissors can be used to cut shell also.
Pull shell away from meat.
Lift meat out of shell, but leave it attached to tail end.
Close up shell, and arrange meat on top.
Cut slightly through top of meat.
Arrange meat nicely on shell.
Arrange lobster in a baking dish. Drizzle generously with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper and paprika for flavour and colour. Butter can be used instead, but be careful when broiling because butter will burn. Place lobster about 5 inches below the broiler and broil for just over 1 min per ounce. Watch carefully so lobster doesn’t burn. Lower the rack a couple inches if lobster looks like it is burning in the first few minutes.For a fair size, 8oz lobster tail, broil about 9 – 11 minutes. Don’t overcook or meat will be tough.
Serve with melted garlic butter and fresh lemon.
Boiled Lobster Tails
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add the grated rind of a whole orange, then add lobster and boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from water, drain, and cool slightly before handling again. Split all the way through down the middle with a sharp knife.
Melt some butter and brush on the lobster generously, lightly season with cayenne, salt, pepper and paprika.
Put in oven under broiler for 7 minutes.