recently SW saw a ‘deal’ on lobsters on one of those deal sites. he decided to surprise me and order 7 maine lobster tails. they ended up not being so much of a deal, but it did finally give me a chance to try making lobster for the very first time 🙂
they arrived Wednesday night..still frozen of course. I thawed them out..
looked online for ways to prepare them, and it sounded easy enough–just pull them out of the shell, spread some seasoning/butter mixture on top, and then broil.
so, i carefully cut the first shell open and then realized it wasn’t as easy as i thought it would be! it was sort of hard to pull the raw lobster tails out of the shell. I was very careful in trying to not rip or damage the tail, and also to not crack/break the shells. eventually, i starting cutting a strip of the shell off and that made it easier.
I found a seasoning online to baste the tails in which included, melted butter, paprika, garlic powder, and white pepper.
spread it all over the meat..
approximately 9 minutes in the broiler..
and they were done!
since i’ve never prepared lobster, i was scared it might be under/overdone, but luckily they came out great! with a nice chewy texture, and not rubbery. phew!
made some fully loaded baked potatoes, corn on the cob, and some salad, and all in all (aside from the cutting the lobsters open and pulling the meat out), everything was really easy to prepare.
[and of course, there was some drawn (clarified) butter + lemon wedges on the side for flavor]
one check off of my list of items to make