June 20, 2008, Newsletter Issue #69: How to Cook Lobster Tails

Tip of the Week

There are a variety of ways to cook
lobster tail. They can be boiled, baked, steamed, or grilled. The
choice is up to you. Here are some tips to help you:



Boiled lobster tails


Fill a large dutch oven with water.
Add a couple of teaspoons of salt.



Bring water to boil over high heat.


Drop the lobster tails into the boiling
water.


Cook one minute for each pound. (For
instance, 2 pound lobster tail equals 2 minutes boiling.)


When done, remove lobster tail and
drain on paper towel.


Serve as desired.







Baked lobster tails



Preheat oven to 400F



Cut the underside of the lobster tail
in half lengthways with a sturdy knife.



Place the lobster tails on a baking
tray and brush them with melted butter.



Bake for about 8-10 minutes.



Serve as desired.








Steamed lobster tails (many prefer this method)


Pour 1-2 water into large dutch
oven.


Place steamer basket over water.


Place lobster tails on steamer basket.


Bring water to boil. Cover.



Make certain that the water does not boil over
lobster tails.


Steam lobster tail for about 15
minutes.


The shell will be bright red and meat
bright white when done.


Drain and serve.







Grilled lobster tails


Cut the underside
of the lobster tail in half lengthways with a sturdy knife.


Brush underside
with melted butter.


Place the lobster
tails on a preheated grill, shell side down .



Grill for about
8-10 minutes, until done.


The meat will be a
bright white when done.













 

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