29 September 2012

Lobster Dinner For Two...

What's for dinner?  Lobster!!  LOL...Well, I've been wanting to attempt to cook lobster for a long time now.  But like most people, I've been really nervous about trying to do it.  Cause they cost too much and it looks hard to do.  Well, we were the store the other day, and I saw them on sale.  So I was like...what the hack!  Let's try it!  So we picked up two lobster tails.  (Thought we'd try doing the tails first before killing a live one...haha...)  Enjoy!!

 Steaming Lobster Tails
- 1 streamer pot
- 2 lobster tails
- 1 kitchen shears

- melted butter
- dash of paprika
- dash of garlic powder
- squirt of lemon juice
- dash of white pepper (or regular black pepper)

  1. Begin the cut right under the shell. Only cut the shell and not the meat. 
  2. Continue to cut down the center all the way to the base of the tale; cutting to base of tail. 
  3. Grab each side of the shell and gently pry away the shell away from the meat.  Continue to pry the shell away from the meat but keep the back of the meat connected to the shell. This will make it easier to eat the lobster once it's cooked.
  4. Prepare lobster marinade of melted butter, a dash of paprika, a dash of garlic powder, a squirt of lemon juice and a dash of white pepper.  Drizzle lobster tail with marinade.  (I didn’t use the paprika, and it was still good.)
  5. Place steamer inside a pan and fill with water so that the base of the steamer is resting in the water. Bring the water to a boil.
  6. Once the water has reached a boil, place lobster tails in the middle and cover.
  7. Cook the lobster tails by the cooking time from the weight. (Note the change from opaque to white means it’s cooked) 
Lobster Cooking Times
For steaming a lobster tail
Lobster Tail Weight
Cooking Time
2 Oz.
10 minutes
4 Oz.
12 minutes
6 Oz.
15 minutes
8 Oz.
20 minutes
12 Oz.
25 minutes
14 Oz. +
30 minutes

Images from Me; Recipe from Lobster Help.com

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