Grill lobster tails flesh side down over medium heat for approximately five to seven minutes before flipping to cook for another four to five minutes. The combined cooking time is generally 10 to 12 minutes.
To grill lobster tails, use kitchen shears to cut through the underside of the shell, exposing the meat. Brush the tails with seasoned butter. Skewer the lobsters, place them over medium-high heat on a grill, and cook for about 5 minutes or until opaque. Brush with more butter before serving.
The time it takes to steam a lobster tail depends on the weight of the lobster. A 2-ounce tail takes 10 minutes, a 4-ounce tail takes 12 minutes, a 6-ounce tail takes 15 minutes, an 8-ounce tail takes 20 minutes, and a 12-ounce tail takes 25 minutes. Anything heavier than 14 ounces generally takes m
An average 8-ounce lobster tail is typically simmered rather than boiled. The process begins by bringing about six cups of water to a boil in a saucepan before adding the lobster tail, which is then simmered for eight to 12 minutes.
One of the most common methods for cooking large lobster tails is to bake them in the oven. While baking, the cook can add seasoning, butter and garlic for flavor.
Medium-sized lobsters tails cook in only eight to 12 minutes when immersed in salted, boiling water, according to Better Homes and Gardens. Smaller or larger tails require slightly shorter or longer cooking times. The shells turn bright red when the lobster tails are done.
A good recipe for boiled lobster tails is provided at MarthaStewart.com. The recipe calls for six 1 1/2-pound live lobsters, 2 cups of cilantro, 2 cups of parsley, 1 large garlic clove, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and 1/4 cup of olive oil.
Boiling lobster tails at home is the easiest method of preparation. The best way to prepare them is based on individual taste.
One way to bake lobster tails is to cover the tail meat with seasoned butter, wrap each one in foil, and bake until the meat is firm and opaque. Another option is to stuff the tails with a buttery lobster and cracker mixture, and bake until golden brown.
Foodnetwork.com features an excellent recipe for grilled lobster tails with herb butter by Patrick and Gina Neely. The recipe involves making a garlic herb butter and spooning it onto butterflied lobster tiles while they grill over medium-high heat. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare.