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.
Ocean temperature is the major factor in lobster availability, and availability is the main influence on wholesale pricing. When the water is warm, lobsters are easier to catch in large numbers, as they move closer to shore. During cold spells, lobsters remain in warmer water further out to sea.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.