How to Cook Lobster Tails Like a Chef

by Emily on October 30, 2010

One of the best foods you can taste would be the lobster tail. Even though the dish appears to be tricky to put together but really it is rather simple to cook it. Generally there are two types of lobsters you can pick from, the red or the green lobster and both taste almost the same. On the other hand when deciding on a lobster, it is greater to pick a female one because they have unfertilized eggs which often flavor really delicious and considered as delicacy. Female lobsters also have more meat simply because of their tail width. Another tip when selecting lobster is to go for softer shells lobster as they are easily breakable and cooked. You may possibly buy lobster tails fresh or frozen. Certainly if you buy lobster tails online, it will be frozen but you may go to your local grocer or fishmonger to get fresh ones. It is very crucial to keep the tails as cold as possible before cooking them to prevent rapid multiplication of bacteria. It is very important to look out for any discoloring of the lobster meat and do not buy the tails if they have black spots. The average size of a lobster tail will be 8oz and you could get a much better bargain for lobster tails during winter time.

There are many types of meal you may prepare with lobsters; you may have baked lobsters, grilled lobsters, steamed lobsters, bbq lobsters and even cook broiled lobsters. It all depends on individual preferences and style of cooking. Below are  two some simple recipes for you to try.

How to Cook Lobster Tails : Grilled Lobster Tails Instructions

1. Insert a wooden skewer into the lobster tails to avoid them from curling on boiling.

2. Prepare yourself a good sized saucepan of salted water in accordance to instructions above for boiling lobster tails.

3. As soon as the water has attained a fierce boil, lower the tails in and boil for 4 minutes.

4. Drain the tails and align them on their backs once they have cooled slightly.

5. Using a razor-sharp chef’s knife, break the soft top shell of the tail, lengthways down the center, but leave the hard shell beneath in tact.

6. Put some melted butter and lemon juice over the meat of the tails or brush a marinade of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder and paprika over the meat and position the shell side down into a pre-heated grill.

7. Grill for something like 7 – 8 minutes under a medium scorching heat or until the meat is opaque, no longer clear and firm to the touch.

8. If you wish, you may turn the tails over 50 % way through cooking.

9. Once the lobster tail is ready, serve it with lemon, mayonnaise or melted butter..

How to Cook Lobster Tails ~ BBQ Lobster Tails Instructions

1. Start with a sizzling grill; either gas or charcoal works well.

2. Coat the tail meat with melted butter.

3. Put on the grill meat side up to start.

4. Cook for 5 minutes.

5. Coat with additional butter.

6. Flip, and cook for 5 minutes with the meat facing down.

Bear in mind to take out the meat from the shell just before grilling and marinate it with your bbq sauce and then restore the meat in the shell and grill it as usual. It is also suggested to stick a skewer through the midsection of the tail meat to reduce it from curling.

Some final tips will be to  serve the lobster instantly after cooking. If you wish to refrigerate it, remove the meat swiftly and cover them up in cellophane wrap or air tight container and keep them refrigerated. Cooked lobster meat could last about 2 days in the refrigerator.

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