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Steamed Lobster Tails Recipe
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Steamed Lobster Tails
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  • READY IN 10 mins

Steamed Lobster Tails

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"This basic recipe for steamed lobster tails is the best way to ensure perfect lobster every time."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    2 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins
  • READY IN

    10 mins

Directions

  1. Pour about 1 inch of water in the bottom of a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the salt and place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level. Put the lobster tails on the rack and cover the pot. Cover and steam for 8 minutes. And don't peek! Serve with melted butter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 28, 2008

Very good! BE CAREFUL OF OVERCOOKING. I had a 1.5 lb full lobster which went into the pot for 7 mins and it was a bit overcooked. I would suggest 5 minutes unless you have an enormous lobster. Excellent way to prepare it though!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 09, 2011

My first time making lobster. I bought some good size lobster tails from Costco. Followed recipe exactly but there just was not a lot of flavor to this and the texture was kind of chewy. I didn't overcook it either. Will keep my quest going for the perfect way to prepare lobster.

 
Dec 26, 2008

This was good although 8 minutes made it a little on the rubbery side. Next time (and there is going to definitely be a NEXT TIME) I will start checking things starting at 6 minutes.

 
Feb 14, 2008

This was simply perfect. Juicy, tender lobster. Yum. I added garlic to the boiling water and butter just because we love garlic in EVERYTHING. Thanks for something so simple and wonderful.

 
Jan 14, 2010

Quick and Perfect way to cook your Lobster....my experience for two 1 lb. Lobster Tails went like this, Very Large Pasta Pot to a Rolling Boil , steam pot section was just and inch from the top of the water boiling water, cissor cut the two tails on the bottom side of the shell lenghtwise, used a wooden skewer to keep them from curling and in only 6 minutes lid on pot ! I found them perfectly done and easy to remove from the shell ! Have Butter Ready !! Bon Appiteto !

 
Nov 28, 2008

Like others suggested I added a clove of garlic and reduced the cooking time to 7 min.The lobstertails I cooked tasted perfect.

 
Apr 20, 2008

As a cook just a little beyond beginner stage this was an easy receipt to follow and it came out great.

 
Sep 01, 2008

Simply the best way to do these steamed. Grilled is excellent as well, but this is perfect as is. I was wondering--has anyone ever tried using Old Bay in their boil? I never have, but am considering it next time.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 223 mg
  • 74%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Sodium
  • 1987 mg
  • 79%

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

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