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Lobster Tail Preparation

Cooking Lobster is not as difficult as you may think. Lobster Tails can be grilled, broiled or steamed. Follow these simple steps and you'll be on your way to a delicious, restaurant quality meal, in the comfort of your own home!

To Grill

1. Thaw lobster tails completely
2. Lay lobster tail bottom side up on a cutting board.
3. Using a large, sharp knife, cut the tail in half lengthwise (you can leave it attached at the shell or separate completely)
4. Gently rinse the lobster tail under cool water and pat dry with paper towel
5. Brush with melted butter
6. Heat grill to medium-high heat and place lobster tails flesh side down on oiled grates for 3 to 4 minutes
7. Turn lobster tails over and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until meat is no longer transparent
8. While cooking flesh side up, brush often with butter

To Broil

1. Thaw lobster tails completely
2. Insert kitchen shears between shell and meat
3. Cut down center of shell leaving fan tail attached
4. Gently loosen and lift meat out of shell and rest on top
5. Gently rinse the lobster tail under cool water and pat dry with paper towel
6. Brush tail with melted butter
7. Place tail in baking pan with small amount of water and broil 6 to 8 inches from heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until meat is no longer transparent.

To Steam

1. Thaw lobster tails completely
2. Insert kitchen shears between shell and meat
3. Cut down center of shell leaving fan tail attached
4. Gently loosen and lift meat out of shell and rest on top
5. Gently rinse the lobster tail under cool water and pat dry with paper towel
6. To keep meat from curling while steaming, run a wooden skewer through meat
7. Bring one quart of water to a boil
8. Place 4 tails in top steam colander and cover pot
9. Allow to steam for about 1 minute per ounce
10. Once cooked, run under cold water to stop the cooking process then brush with melted butter