Monday, February 13, 2012

Lobster Tails

Do you have plans for Valentine's Day? If you want to cook and skip the prix fixed and overpriced meals at every restaurant, I have the perfect meal for you! You can cook your own lobster dinner for two for under $30! Right now, Canadian lobster tails are on sale at Central Market for $5.99/each. My husband and I could have eaten 1 more lobster tail so if you are cooking for two, plan on getting at least 2 tails for each person.

Adapted from Taste of Home
3-4 lobster tails
1 cup water
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Lemon wedges

Clean lobster tails with lemon juice. Not only will this remove the fishy smell but it will also add a touch of flavor.
On the belly of the lobster, cut a slit down the middle, making sure not to pierce the lobster meat.
Using your hands, open the lobster up from the middle, loosening the "cartilage". Then, use the scissors to remove this cartilage. You can use your hands as well but the edges of the lobster tend to be sharp so I like to use scissors.
Once you remove the cartilage, loosen the entire lobster meat from the shell. This will make it easier for you to eat the lobster after you cook it.
Pour 1 cup of water into a pyrex casserole dish; place lobster tails inside dish.
Sprinkle the parsley, salt and pepper on top of the lobster tails. Melt the butter in the microwave then add the lemon juice. Drizzle or brush each lobster tail with the butter and lemon juice mixture.
Bake, uncovered at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until meat is firm and opaque.
Serve with leftover lemon butter mixture. You can also pair these lobster tails with corn on the cob, asparagus and/or wild rice, all of which are very easy to make! Pin It


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