Making lobster tails? That was a definite first. Really, how many people think the lobster is a fancy meal?! I’m raising my hand on this one! It’s like steak; a special occasion meal.
Quite frankly, I never thought that lobster was affordable enough for me to buy and make at home. But while shopping I noticed the promotional price on the lobster tails; and I had to buy some. I’ll confess that I got ahead of myself and bought the tails without having a plan on how to prepare them, but making them wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.
Cutting the lobsters tails
Cut through the top part of the tail with kitchen scissors. Then flip and crack the ribs through the bottom to open up the shell and loosen up the meat.
Make sure to keep the meat and shell together at the base and place it over the shell. Place in a roasting pan, set aside and prepare the sauce. You can preheat oven to broil at this point also.
Preparing the marinade
In a bowl combine the parsley, garlic cloves, Dijon, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Spread over lobster tails and evenly add butter pieces to each tail. Broil tails for 10-15 minutes; lobster meat should be opaque and white in the center and register 145˚F on a thermometer.