Perhaps no dish projects luxury and elegance more than lobster. You may be used to having to go to a fancy restaurant to get your claws on some, but when you know how to cook lobster tails at home, you can keep your boat safely docked on your own shores. There’s lots of ways to prepare this great dish, but two of the classics are boiling and grilling lobster tail, and you can learn all how to make lobster tail both ways here!
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Grilling Lobster Tail
- Heat greased grill to medium heat.
- Following same cutting lines as the shells, use sharp knife to cut through lobster meat, being careful to not cut through to opposite side of each tail.
- Pull each lobster tail apart gently to open like a book.
- Place, meat sides down, on grill grate. Grill 5 min.
- Turn lobster tails, brush with seasoned butter or mayonnaise and then grill another 6 to 8 minutes or until done (135°F - 145°F).
Check out this delicious for Grilled Lobster Tails. Grilling lobster tails will also get you started on making one of the classic New England lobster favorites — Lobster Rolls!
Boiling Lobster Tail
- Add lemons, peppercorns, Kraft salad dressing, and other seasonings to 1-1/2 qt. (6 cups) water. Bring to a boil.
- Add lobster tails; return water to boil.
- Simmer on medium-low heat 10 to 12 minutes or until lobster meat is tender and tails turn red.
- Drain lobster tails. Remove meat from shells; discard shells.
- Top with a flavorful lemon butter sauce.
Enjoyed delicious Boiled Lobster Tails with grated Parmesan cheese in this fabulous recipe.