How To Cook Lobster Tails At Home
Impress your friends and family by learning how to cook lobster tails at home. Lobster tails are a lot easier to cook at home than live lobsters, as you don't have to worry about being pinched by the lobster's claws and there is less prep-work involved. Use fresh lobster tails for the best taste. Frozen lobster tails are available as well but can have a rubbery texture even if you cook them at home properly. You can bake or steam lobster tails at home.
To cook lobster tails at home, you will need:
- 1 lb. lobster tails
- Baking sheet
- Melted butter
- Serving platter
- Lemon juice
- 4 cups cup water or white wine or a combination
- Steaming tray
- Wood skewers
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees if you are baking the lobster tails. Place the lobster tails, thawed if frozen, on the baking sheet.
- Brush each tail with a coat of melted butter. Slide the baking sheet into the oven and cook the lobster tails for eight minutes. If you cook them too long, they will dry out and have an unpleasant texture.
- Set cooked lobster tails on a serving platter. Spritz lemon juice over the tails before serving.
- Steam the lobster tails by bringing four cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Thread a wooden skewer through each lobster to prevent them from curling while you steam them.
- Place lobster tails in a single layer on the steaming tray. Don't crowd the tray. You may have to steam in several batches.
- Lower the tray into the saucepan and put the lid on. Steam the lobster tails for about a minute per ounce. They will turn bright red and the flesh will become bright white.
- Rinse the lobster tails under cold water once finished cooking. Steam the remaining tails, if necessary. Serve the tails with melted butter and lemon.