It is not recommended to immediately cook frozen lobster tails - instead, Better Homes and Gardens suggests defrosting them first. Allowing the frozen tails to thaw in the refrigerator overnight (8-10 hours) will ensure that the meat is tender.
One good recipe for frozen lobster tail is grilled lobster tails with chive butter. A simpler way to prepare frozen lobster is to make basic broiled lobster tails.
To eat a lobster tail, take a sharp knife and cut down the middle into the part of the lobster's underside that is made of a white or translucent material, starting at the end of the tail. From here, the tail splits open, making the meat easily accessible.
To cook lobster tails, add four 8-ounce lobster tails to 6 cups boiling, salted water, then simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes. The shells should turn bright red, while the meat should be tender when prodded with a fork. Adjust the cooking time for smaller or larger lobster tails.
One easy recipe for lobster tails is broiling, where you expose the meat in the shell, coat it with olive oil or butter, and place it under an oven broiler for approximately 10 minutes. Also try baking butter-coated lobsters in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
Some good lobster tail recipes are Grilled Lobster Tail with Tarragon-Lemon Vinaigrette and Broiled Lobster Tail with Sauce Armoricaine. The grilled lobster serves four to eight, while the broiled lobster serves one.
Bake lobster tails by splitting lobster tails lengthwise, topping the meat with a seasoned panko, garlic and butter mixture and baking them for about 30 to 35 minutes. A recipe for baked lobster tails by Tyler Florence is available on FoodNetwork.com.
Lobster tails are ideally cooked by adding them to boiling water and letting them simmer for 8 to 12 minutes. The water to lobster tail proportion is 6 cups of water for a batch of four 8-ounce lobster tails.
Lobster tails can be frozen after they have been cooked. The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative offers instructions for freezing meat still in the shell and meat picked from the shell.
The ideal way to cook a frozen whole lobster is to thaw the lobster entirely, then to cook it in saltwater for up to 15 minutes depending on the weight of the lobster. The boiling water should be a 2 percent salt mix; for example, if using 6 quarts of water, then add about 4 tablespoons of salt.