first before cooking
for the most tender
Cooked as a romantic dinner for two around Valentine's Day, or as part of Christmas holiday menu lobster tails aren't just for restaurant dining anymore.
You can steam or them boil up with your favorite herbs & spices, or stuff them with your favorite bread topping and seasonings, or simply serve them with lots of melted butter.
Coupled with prime rib they also make for a festive surf 'n turf dinner. Afterwards, leftovers can be refrigerated and cut into succulent chunks for a huge and satisfying lobster salad!
No matter how you cook 'em, lobster tails can be a gourmet treat any time of year served either hot or cold.
How to cook lobster tails
For the tenderest meat, be sure to thaw frozen lobster tails for 6-8 hours in the refrigerator, or by placing them in the microwave for a few minutes on the defrost setting.
An easy way to prevent lobster tails from curling up while cooking? Place a skewer down the middle of the tail, OR "butterfly" them using a very sharp knife or kitchen shears to carefully make a slit down the middle of the tail's underside.
Boiling - Fill up a large kettle with water and add a few teaspoons of salt and bring to boil. Add the lobster tails one at a time, careful not to overcrowd. When water returns to the boil, lower heat and cook for one minute per ounce (or
six minutes for 6 oz. tails).
Baking - Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C). Brush lobster tails with butter or olive oil, and/or stuff with your favorite mixture of spiced bread crumbs. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with lemon juice and lots of melted butter.
Broiling - Although this cooking method may be considered the most flavorful and eye-appealing, it must be done carefully and evenly as broiling time is always dependent on the tails' thickness. For a quick and easy cooking "cheat", boil the tails for a few minutes, then brush with butter and place them under the broiler for a few minutes more.
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