Lobster Tail

Total Time:
13 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 21 ounces lobster tail
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 .15 ounces hot clarified butter
Directions

Heat frying pan and add 1/2 cup of water. Rinse the lobster. Open the lobster tail in butterfly form and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Place the lobster tail in the frying pan. Cover. Steam cook for 8 minutes. Serve with clarified hot butter.

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Very easy. Nice and tasty.  item not reviewed by moderator and published
cooked the lobster tails perfect. Will use this method again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did not know which side to split, obviously chose the wrong one, overcooked and very tough. Will try again but more carefully. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can someone, not in the business of selling them, explain why Australian lobster tails are so tasteless. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Restaurant quality. I made this with 2 small tails and just shortened the time by 2 minutes. It was perfect. I always ruin lobster tails by grilling or broiling improperly, but this recipe is perfect. You can taste the lobster as it should be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Turns out perfect! My friends can't believe that I can cook lobster! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! Followed recipe exactly using just 3 lobster tails and they came out perfect. I used medium heat. This will be a new staple for our special occassions! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great, easy recipe. It can be seasoned any way one wants. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These directions were great! The only seasoning I used was the butter after the tails were cooked. Cooked on medium heat, waited for the pan to heat up, put the lobster tails in, poured the water in, and put the lid on. The meat was sweet and tender. Anyone who gives this recipe a one star rating needs to stop cooking! There is no hope for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and tasty! Great "1st time cooking lobster" recipe. I may have under-seasoned a bit, but after it was dipped in the clarified butter, it didn't really matter. I will definitely be using this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and cooked just right. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My first time making lobster of any sort. It was easy and turned out good! I heated the pan on medium high until drops of water sizzled off. Then i just dumped 1/2 cup water, put the lobster in, covered it and let it stay that way for 8 minutes exactly. I did not season it enough for my taste, but that was my own fault, not knowing how much seasoning a lobster should take. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tender, very easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
How hot are you supposed to heat the pan? How hot are you supposed to use to "steam cook"? Just how many tails are supposed to be involved in "21 ounces of"? Explains the differing results; without proper directions, it is left to 'best guess'. Very sloppily written; surprised they would post this recipe without verifying it actually worked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first I have cooked lobster tails. I followed the recipe exactly and took them out after 8 minutes. The first came out weird outside was kinda rubbery and the inside seemed undercooked. The second two were very rubbery. Maybe I did something wrong, but this method just did not work for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had purchased 2 lobster tails for my husband and I and I had no idea how to prepare them. I came to this website and saw it only required a few steps. I did add 1/4 stick of butter to the boiling water for more of a butter flavor and it was DELISCIOUS!!! i would highly recommend this recipe to novices who want an excellent, perfectly prepared lobster tail! item not reviewed by moderator and published
good the best this the best thig ever item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have always broiled my lobster tails, but was never able to get them just right. Sometimes overdone, sometimes underdone. This recipe is fool proof. They come out tender and moist every time. Thanks Giada item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was the only simple recipe i found to help me figure out how to cook lobster tails. it was quite easy to do, the lobster came out so tender! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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