When you hear lobster tails, you automatically think celebration. It’s just one of those foods that is served at special occasions. Many times, fancy foods call for fancy preparations too. Luckily with lobster tails, the opposite is true. If you’ve wanted to prepare lobster tails at home but you thought it was too complicated, get ready to enjoy a lobsterfest! This recipe is simple, but oh, so delicious.
Servings: 4 people
4 6 oz. lobster tails
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup white wine
6 large cloves garlic crushed
1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
Cracked black pepper (to taste)
- Preheat broiler and line a baking sheet with foil. Place oven rack 4-6 inches from broiler.
- If lobster tails are frozen, thaw them in a pot of cold water for 30 minutes or until fully thawed. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté about one minute. Add the white wine. Simmer 2-3 minutes to let it reduce slightly, then add the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk the mixture until combined.
- Cut the top shell down the center of the back to the end of the tail, leaving tail fan intact. A sharp kitchen shears is best for this job. Remove vein or shell shards, if any. Loosen the meat from the shell by running your finger between them. Spread the meat slightly open. Lift the lobster meat off of the bottom of the shell as well.
- Place lobster tails, meat side up, on baking sheet. Set aside. Sprinkle each lobster with a pinch of salt and a little pepper.
- Using half of the sauce, pour or brush over each lobster and reserve the remaining sauce. Serve it with the finished lobster for dipping.
- Broil for 12 to 14 minutes or until lobster meat is opaque, and edges are slightly brown.
- Serve immediately with the remaining sauce.
Serve with baked potato or rice and a salad or green vegetable.
Make an ordinary night special with this simple recipe that is sure to impress. Pick up your lobster tails and other ingredients at our store on 79th Street and Ward Parkway.