Lobster Tail Recipe

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Broiled Lobster Tails

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Indulge in Restaurant-Style Broiled Lobster Tails at Home

This recipe is your ticket to a decadent dinner featuring succulent lobster tails bathed in a luscious garlic herb butter sauce. Broiled under high heat, these lobster tails emerge tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor – the ultimate treat!

Forget expensive restaurants – create a fancy meal in your own kitchen.

The Star of the Show: Broiled Lobster Tails

This recipe for Butter Garlic Herb Broiled Lobster is a breeze to prepare and is guaranteed to impress. It’s perfect for a romantic dinner or a special family gathering. The best part? It’s surprisingly simple!

Lobster tails are a favorite indulgence, and this recipe does them justice. Each bite is a symphony of tender lobster bathed in a rich, garlicky herb sauce that melts in your mouth.

Don’t Be Intimidated by Lobster!

Lobster tails might seem fancy, but don’t let them scare you off! This recipe is designed for ease and delivers stunning results.

Tips for Perfect Lobster Tails

  • Fresh is Best: While frozen lobster tails work in a pinch, fresh ones offer superior flavor and texture.
  • Quality Counts: Look for cold water lobster and avoid tails soaked in sodium tripolyphosphate (to prevent an ammonia taste). Discolored meat indicates less than fresh lobster and can lead to mushy, bland results.
  • Simple Ingredients: The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. Most ingredients are likely already in your pantry!

The Broiling Process

Broiling is a quick and easy way to cook lobster tails, delivering a beautiful caramelized finish to the meat. Here’s a breakdown of the steps:

  1. Butterfly the Lobster: This technique involves splitting the tail lengthwise for even cooking and elegant presentation.
  2. Garlic Herb Butter: Whip up a garlicky herb butter to brush on the lobster for an extra layer of flavor.
  3. Broil to Perfection: Broil the lobster tails for a short time, until opaque and cooked through.

Cooking Options: Beyond Broiling

While broiling is my preferred method, there are other ways to cook lobster tails:

  • Baking: Similar to broiling but uses lower heat and longer cooking time.
  • Poaching: A gentle simmer in butter for a luxurious flavour.
  • Boiling: The simplest method, but may sacrifice some flavor compared to other techniques.
  • Grilling: For the grill masters, this method adds a smoky element.

Top Tips for Perfectly Cooked Lobster

  • Prep Ahead: Butterfly the lobster tails the day you plan to cook them. Avoid doing this too early to prevent discoloration.
  • Lobster Choice: Any type of lobster works well. Spiny lobster is another delicious option.
  • Don’t Overcook: Use a meat thermometer to ensure the lobster reaches an internal temperature of 145°F for optimal texture.
  • Cooking Time: Broil for roughly one minute per ounce of lobster tail.
  • Oven Adjustments: Move the oven rack down for thicker lobster tails.
  • Female Lobster: A slightly pink hue in cooked lobster meat simply indicates a female lobster.
  • Serving: Enjoy your succulent lobster tails immediately after broiling, as reheating can toughen the meat. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley for a touch of elegance.

Complete the Feast!

Transform this lobster tail recipe into a complete meal with delicious sides. Here are some suggestions:

  • Appetizer: Start with a light salad or soup.
  • Sides: Vegetables, potatoes, or even Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits complement the lobster perfectly.
  • Dessert: End the meal on a sweet note with a decadent cheesecake or a rich red velvet cake.

Bring the restaurant experience to your own table with this recipe for broiled lobster tails. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, perfect for special occasions or a delightful weeknight indulgence.

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Broiled Lobster Tails

Lobster Tail Recipe


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

Description

This recipe is your ticket to a decadent dinner featuring succulent lobster tails bathed in a luscious garlic herb butter sauce. Broiled under high heat, these lobster tails emerge tender, juicy, and bursting with flavor – the ultimate treat!


Ingredients

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  • 4 lobster tails
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon each: minced thyme, rosemary, and chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat it Up: Preheat your oven to broil (high heat).
  2. Prep the Lobster: Using kitchen shears, cut each lobster tail down the back (butterfly them). Season the lobster meat with salt and pepper.
  3. Make the Garlic Butter: In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, garlic, paprika, thyme, rosemary, and parsley.
  4. Broil and Serve: Place lobster tails on a baking sheet and brush generously with the garlic butter. Broil for 8-10 minutes, or until lobster meat is opaque and slightly browned. Serve immediately, with additional melted butter for dipping if desired.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Mediterranean

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 155kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 370mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 111mg

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