Sunday, December 31, 2017

Steamed Lobster Tails

What a romantic dish to serve that special someone on New Year’s Eve. Sweet and tender lobster meat that melts in your mouth! Be sure and surprise your special someone with a lobster dinner this year!  I steam them for only a few minutes for the best flavor.  Serve alone or with a New York Strip Steak for a nice Surf And Turf Dinner!

Steamed Maine Lobster Tails

1 tablespoon sea salt
4 (6 ounce) Lobster tails
melted butter for dipping
lemon slices for garnish

I buy my fresh Lobster from Costco.   It's always best to use fresh lobster tails, but if your lobster tails are frozen, thaw them out first.


Using kitchen shears begin the cut with the bottom blade right under the shell. Only cut the shell and not the meat.  cut down the center all the way to the base of the tail.  Grab each side of the shell and gently pry away the shell away from the meat. Next loosen and lift the meat out of the shell and rest it on top.

Gently rinse the lobster tail under cool water and pat dry with paper towel.

Next, pour about an inch or two of water in the bottom of a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the salt and place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level. Put the lobster tails on the steaming rack and cover the pot.  Cover and allow to steam until lobster shell turns bright red and the meat is bright white. Usually about 1 minute per ounce. 

If you don't have a steamer insert, use your colander over a pot of boiling water and cover with a lid.  Serve with melted butter.

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