MMMmmmm Food!

MMMmmmm Food!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Broiled Lobster Tails!!!

Here is a fancy way to bring a little "surf" to any "turf" dinner!  It's pretty easy too...
You will need:

2 lobster tails (around 8 ounces each)
paprika (a few pinches)
butter (a couple tbsp's)
olive oil (a few tbsp's)
kosher salt & pepper

*Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

These little guys were frozen - let them fully thaw before doing anything.  Also, make sure you use quality seafood - I'm sorry, but don't get frozen lobster tails from a box.
I recommend http://www.lobsterplace.com/ (favorite place and super fresh!)
Use a pair of good scissors to cut the shell as seen above.
It takes a little work to pull the meat away from the shell - use your finger tips.
Once the meat is pulled away, let it back on top of the shell.  This makes it look nice (think Red Lobster commercials - you can have your own "lobster-fest" at home now).  Rub the meat all over with olive oil.
Lay the tails on a cooling rack set on top of a pan. 
Sprinkle a light dusting of paprika on each and also salt and pepper.
Bake them at 400 degree for about 15 minutes.  I took these ones out and ran a chunk butter over the meat till it melted.  Set the oven to broil and return for about two minutes.
Throw it on a plate with a veggie and some meat (extra melted butter for dipping too) - there's your fancy Surf 'n Turf meal!  A little chopped parsley adds some more green to the plate! 
 Enjoy - summer is almost over - makes me want to yell "LOBSTA!!!"

16 comments:

  1. I just got done eating lobster from the recipe that you posted, 7 lobsters for 4 people and it was awesome. I love the paprika it added something to it. Thank you.

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  2. Good job! Love lobster, thank you..........

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  3. Trying this tonight with fillets, mushrooms and salad. My hubbys Valentine's dinner!

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  4. Thanks for the recipe. Valentine's Day menu.....done!!

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  5. In the oven now! =)

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  6. This helped me make the best lobster I've ever had. Thanks!

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  7. They came out just perfect!!! Thanks!

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  8. Wow - so many comments!!! Glad it worked out!

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  9. Perfect! I can't believe I waited this long to make lobster, but with your recipe, I will definitely be making it again! I wouldn't change a thing in your instructions.

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  10. Thank you! This is a great recipe with wonderful pictures. It's about to go down for Easter Dinner. Wish me luck!

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  11. Just made this to ring in the new year (2016)-recipe most excellent!!! now my go to recipe!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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  12. I made this and they came out perfectly. I was so concerned and thought the meat would be tough but they were great!

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  13. This was wonderful and easy, my husband raved about how good it was. My first time cooking lobster, thank you for the recipe and instuctions!!

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  14. My 1st time making lobster and he loves it! Thank you for the simple recipe.

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