Let’s be honest, life is just too short to go without savoring some of the finer things, like lobster! If you’ve been reserving this delectable shellfish solely for vacations or special restaurant outings, it’s high time to take matters into your own hands and bring a taste of coastal Maine right to your kitchen.
Lobster tails are the celebrities of the seafood world—extravagant, rich and a little bit flashy. But guess what? They’re surprisingly easy to prepare at home. No fancy dining attire or culinary degree is required—just an apron and a sense of adventure!
Our guide to broiling the perfect lobster tail is as effortless as it is tasty—we promise! In less than half an hour, you can relish a succulent lobster dinner that’ll mesmerize your palate.
This recipe follows the golden rules of lobster enjoyment: less is more and KISS (Keep It Simple, Seafoodies). Lobster is luscious all on its own and its natural taste shines through beautifully with a minimalist approach. All it takes is a bit of buttery lemon seasoning brushed onto the lobster tails, and the broiler does the rest. Meanwhile, you can sit back and unwind with a glass of chilled white wine!
Despite its indulgent reputation, it’s easy to overlook that lobster not only offers exceptional taste, but nutritional benefits too! Packed with lean protein—over 20 grams in a mere 4-ounce serving—lobster is a rich source of vitamin B-12 and phosphorus. So, this is definitely one splurge you can feel good about! Pair your broiled lobster with some wholesome brown rice, a preferred green vegetable, and you’ve got yourself a well-rounded, nutritious meal that’s as good for your taste buds as it is for your well-being.
So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get broiling! If you’re new to this technique, don’t fret; we’ve got you covered with step-by-step instructions.Print
- 4 (4-ounce) lobster tails, fresh or frozen
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup white wine
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
- Lemon wedge, for garnish (optional)
- If frozen, thaw lobster overnight in refrigerator or in pot of cold water for 30 minutes or more. Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Position oven rack to middle of oven, then preheat to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil, and place lobster tails on baking sheet.
- Butterfly the tails: Using sharp kitchen shears, cut down the center of the top of the shell lengthwise, starting from the end opposite the tail fins, continuing down until you reach the tail but without cutting the tail. (Remove any veins, if there are any.) Cut through the top of the shell only (not the bottom shell). Run your finger between the meat and shell to loosen it and spread the meat open a little. Slightly push together the empty shell underneath and place the row of meat on top. Sprinkle lobster with a pinch of salt and pepper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together butter, garlic, white wine, lemon juice, lemon zest and parsley. Brush the mixture on lobster meat.
- Broil for 12 to 14 minutes or until lobster meat is opaque and slightly browned, or until lobster is cooked through and internal temperature reads 140 to 145 degrees F. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon slices if desired and serve immediately.
- Recommended Utensils; Baking sheet, foil, kitchen shears, small mixing bowl, kitchen brush
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- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 15
- Category: Lobster
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