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How to Butterfly a Lobster Tail

How to Butterfly a Lobster Tail

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. When it comes to lobster tail preparation, ensuring your lobsters are properly defrosted is key to achieving the best results.





Butterflying lobster tails – what you will need:

  • 1 (or more) Jumbo Lobster Tails
  • Kitchen Shears
Lobster Tail Preparation:
  1. Defrost your lobster tail
  2. 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.
  3. Grab each side of the shell, and gently pull the shell away from the meat.
  4. 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.
  5. Cut a small slit on top of the meat.
  6. Grab the loose part of the meat on the sides and fold over the shell
  7. Drizzle with your favorite Lobster marinade (we like melted butter, dash of garlic powder, squirt of lemon juice, and pepper)
  8. Move the lobster tails to a pan and bake at 450 degrees for 35minutes+. Baste tail with marinade half way through cooking.

And voila, you've just learned how to butterfly a lobster tail! Note, cooking times vary, so watch that your Lobster Tail does not burn!

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