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HOW TO BUTTERFLY A LOBSTER TAIL

Posted on November 15, 2012 in Seafood Facts, Lobster Tails Facts, Lobster Recipes

Cooking our Jumbo Lobster Tails is simple and worth it! These tails are delicious and each one feeds 2-4 people. There are several cooking methods you can choose from, all are tasty and will impress your dinner guests, but butterflying a lobster tail is a method used most often by restaurants.

What you will need:

1 (or more) Jumbo Lobster Tails
Kitchen Shears

Directions:
Defrost your lobster tail
Cut right at the top of the shell, cutting down the center to the base of the tail—but don't cut through the tail. Cut only the shell, not the meat.
Grab each side of the shell, and gently pull the shell away from the meat.
Once the meat is freed, grab the meat, squeeze the shell together to close the gap and lay the meat on top of the shell.
Cut a small slit on top of the meat.
Grab the loose part of the meat on the sides and fold over the shell
Drizzle with your favorite Lobster marinade (we like melted butter, dash of garlic powder, squirt of lemon juice, and pepper)
Move the lobster tails to a pan and bake at 450 degrees for 35minutes+. Baste tail with marinade half way through cooking.

Cooking times vary, so watch that you Lobster Tail does not burn!

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