Thursday, June 2, 2016
Cooking My First Lobster Tails by Baking
I always wanted to cook lobster tails. However, I am scared I will ruin it and since lobster tails are expensive, I never had the courage to buy this delicious seafood. However today there is special sale at our local Food Mart. The price is only $12.49 per lb, regular price is $16.99. I purchase 3 medium size tails for only $9.99, indeed a good buy. I searched in the Internet for a Recipe and here is what attracted my attention:*
Make sure lobster tails are thawed completely before cooking for best results.
To prepare the lobster tail for baking or broiling:
Grab a pair of kitchen shears and grab the lobster tail in your hand. Begin cutting down one side of the lobster tail as close to the side as you can. Repeat the cut down the other side of the lobster tail. Cut the shell across the middle at the base of the tail. Grab the top of the shell and peel back. Take a knife and cut around the lobster meat so when it's finished cooking, it's easy to remove.
Lay each lobster tail on individual sheets of foil. Prepare lobster marinade of 3 tablespoons each of lemon juice and clarified butter, with a pinch of paprika, white pepper, garlic powder and sea salt. Drizzle lobster marinade over lobster.
Fold up the ends of the foil so your lobster tail is completely sealed. Bake lobster tail according to the chart below in a 450° F. preheated oven.
2 oz. - 12 minutes....................4 oz. - 18 minutes
6 oz. - 22 minutes....................8 oz. - 26 minutes
12 oz. - 30 minutes................14 oz. or more - 35 minutes
Once the lobster is cooked, unwrap the tail, dunk in butter and enjoy!