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Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer Recipe
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Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer
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  • READY IN 13 mins

Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer

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"Steamed lobster tails with a hint of beer. Goes great with melted butter, lemon juice and garlic."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    13 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan, over medium to high heat, bring the beer to a boil.
  2. If lobster tails are still in the shell, split the shell lengthwise first.
  3. Place a steamer basket on top of the saucepan. place thawed lobster tails in basket and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 21, 2008

These turned out fantastic! They will curl up as they steam, so for the sake of presentation, you might like to run a wooden skewer through the length of each tail. Other than that, it was lobster perfection in 8 minutes!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2011

dry and lacking flavor

Feb 09, 2004

Wow! Wow! Wow! What a great recipe. And so simple and quick. I used a whole bottle of Michelob Lite because I did four lobster tailes and added about 1/2 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic. Couldn't believe at how quick this came together. Made a drawn butter with lemon juice and served with a California veggie medley. Going to make this again tonight!

Mar 18, 2007

I have never prepared lobster before, was always hesitant. I used two bottles of Bud Light with four tails, which were frozen so we steamed a little longer. Absolutely wonderful!! I served them with melted butter and steamed broccoli on the side. We would do this over and over again. Even our two year old loved it!

Jul 23, 2003

I brought home lobsters for my Valentines last night. The fun part was placing the critters on the floor and watching our four cats reaction to them! The lobsters turned out great and we could definitely taste a hint of beer in the lobster meat along with the several cloves of garlic we also threw in. Absolutely delicious. Thanks Kathleen!

Jan 25, 2004

Marvellous. Steaming in beer was easy and quick. It was easy to see when the lobster was cooked. (My steamer pot has a glass lid.) The beer added subtle flavor that was perfect.

Jul 21, 2007

This was fantastic. I used a dark beer and it had no strong flavor on the lobster. I also added the crushed garlic in the beer. It had a wonderful moist flavor in a very short time! I ate mine with lemon juice and butter.

Apr 12, 2004

Thanks kathleen for a quick and delicious recipe!Steaming with beer turned out to be the way to go for very moist and favourable lobster tails. With the price of lobster tails you don't want them dried out in the oven or overcooked on the barbque. Great with a hot dip of butter,lemon and garlic powder..badaboom,badabing..will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 209 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 180 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 36.1 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 566 mg
  • 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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