Sunday, February 27, 2011

Broiled Lobster Tails

I love me some lobster.  Growing up in Florida we spent many-a-summer down in the keys for lobster “mini-season”.  There is NOTHING quite like fresh lobster. We saw these babies on sale Valentine’s week and decided for a little surf & turf for dinner.  Now, normally I just boil the lobster tails and then serve them up with drawn butter.  I saw the broiling method over on Annie’s website and thought I’d give it a shot (it looked simple enough):

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Broiled Lobster Tails

Source: Annie's Eats


Lobster Tails
Butter - Melted
Salt & Pepper


Preheat the broiler and place the oven rack at the second highest position.

Use a pair of kitchen shears to cut a slit up the center of the shell, doing your best to cut the shell and not the meat (it’s not a big deal if you do cut the meat though.)

Carefully open the shells along the midline cut you made, taking care to avoid scratching yourself (the shells can be very sharp!) When the opening is large enough, gently separate the lobster meat from the inside of the shell with your fingers. When the whole segment of meat has been peeled away from the shell, lift it up and out of the opening so that it is sitting on top of the shell. Brush the lobster meat lightly with melted butter and sprinkle some salt and pepper on them.

Place under the broiler and cook until the meat is opaque and cooked through, 6-9 minutes (depending on the size of the lobster tail). Serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges and drawn butter.

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5 Responses to “Broiled Lobster Tails”

  1. 1

    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — February 27, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    oh so jealous! LOVE lobster. i used to look forward to eating every summer in Maine on vacation!

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    katie — February 27, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    i don’t like lobster. wish i did. i’ve tried. however, that picture is GORGEOUS! love the green and red next to each other…makes me want to try a tail again. 🙂

  3. 3

    Lindsey at Burn Me Not — February 28, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    Looks SO yummy! Love, love, love lobster tail!

  4. 4

    Christina — March 1, 2011 @ 8:34 pm

    I love lobster and never get to have any! Miss living in Florida.

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    JazzRules — April 12, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

    This is no food better than the tail of a lobster!

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