How to make lobster tails
Last Friday was a special day in my household. It was my birthday! In making birthdays memorable for our family, we’ve created a tradition of preparing seafood boils on each family member’s birthday. We usually feast on shrimp, mussels, crabs, sausages, corn, and potatoes. In keeping with our family’s seafood-themed dinner tradition, I decided on a scaled-down version, with only lobster tails. Since I’d be the person preparing the meal, lobster tails seemed like an easier option. The fish boil takes a lot of time and effort, which would significantly interrupt my relaxation time. So I purchased eight lobster tails at my local grocery store for the birthday feast. I remembered and old recipe I’d used a few times before and I was ready to make lobster tails!
In Dominica, lobsters are in abundance. Local fishermen often use fishing spares, which pierce through the lobsters and kill them instantly. They also use homemade wire lobster pots to catch lobsters live. This more humane method allows fishermen to drop the wire pots into the ocean floor, or near rocks, where lobsters often live.
On my recent trip to Dominica, my family and I ate lots of lobsters. One of the villagers sold us some spiny lobsters, the most common in the Caribbean. We prepared the entire lobster, not throwing away any part of it. We also had lobster at Poz. Our neighbor owns this restaurant in Calibishie. We feasted on a lobster dinner at Secret Bay, where we spent a few days. Also at Keepin it Real restaurant, which one of my family members owns, and Le Flambeau Restaurant at Portsmouth Beach Hotel, where we went out for drinks and relaxation. So I definitely had lobster on my mind, specifically lobster tails, and wanted to prepare it for the whole family.
In this post, I’ll share with you how to make lobster tails. Enjoy this delicious lobster tails recipe.
How to make delicious lobster tails: the easy way
- baking pan, kitchen shears
- 8 Lobsters
- 4 cloves Garlic minced
- ½ cup melted butter
- 2 teaspoon Basil chopped
- 1 teaspoon thyme chopped
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- salt and pepper to your liking
- 1 tbsp Paprika
- 6 slices Lemon roasted in a pan Place slices in a frying pan over high heat.
- Using kitchen shears butterfly the tail by cutting down the center and through some of the meat.
- Loosen the meat around the shell and pull the lobster meat upward.
- Close the shell below with some meat still in the tip of the tail, and place the bulk of the meat above the shell.
- Mix the melted butter, garlic, basil, paprika and thyme together.
- Salt and pepper the meat
- Add half of the butter mixture with a brush and set on a baking sheet or pan.
- Preheat the oven for 400 degrees.
- Place lobster in oven for 6 minutes on bake mode.
- Remove from oven and brush the remainder of the butter mixture on the meat.
- Broil for 6 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, leave on pan or place on platter. Add lemon slices. Serve with melted butter if you desire.