Did you know that you can prepare a dish of lobster tails worthy of any seafood restaurant quickly and easily at home?
While having a reputation as a luxurious food item, lobster is surprisingly easy to prepare and cook. It’s also a very quick dish to make, taking only minutes to get ready and is perfect when you want to impress in record time.
You can eat the meat from the lobster’s tail, claws and legs.
Lobster tails are perfect for a celebratory meal – maybe a special birthday or anniversary – and can be purchased separately from the whole lobster, fresh or frozen.
Lobster’s fresh and delicate flavour is complemented by garlic, mild spices like paprika and a squeeze of tangy lemon juice.
As well as being absolutely delicious, lobster is low in cholesterol and fat and contains many nutrients.
It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep your cardiovascular system and brain working at their best. Its selenium and zinc content helps boost your immune system, and phosphorus and calcium strengthen your teeth and bones.
And don’t forget the vitamins. Lobster contains vitamins A, which supports cell growth and has a key role in eye health, vitamin B12, which helps make healthy red blood cells, and the antioxidant vitamin E.
Our easy baked lobster tails recipe ticks all the boxes, providing you with a showstopping meal packed full of these health benefits. It can be accomplished by even the least experienced cook and is super quick to prepare. Once you try this recipe and find out how easy it is, you’ll want to make it every time you have a reason to celebrate!
You will be amazed at how quick and easy this restaurant-grade recipe is to make. Simply prepare your lobster and cook carefully for a few minutes. The result? Juicy lobster tails that are both tasty and nutritious.
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit).
- Place your lobster tails in an ovenproof dish.
- With a knife or a pair of sharp kitchen scissors, slice the top of the lobster tail shell right to the tip of the tail, taking care not to cut the meat. Remove the veins and any grit.
- Arrange the shell so that the meat appears to sit on top of the shell and open it up.
- Combine the spices in a bowl.
- Sprinkle the lobster with the spice mixture.
- Dot the lobster tail with butter.
- Place the prepared lobster in the oven on the middle rack.
- Cook until the meat is opaque and white, which will take around 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remove and serve immediately with the melted butter, lemon wedges and salad.
- The last thing you want to do is to overcook your lobster, so keep a close eye on it as it cooks.
- You will know when it is cooked as it will turn from grey and translucent through to white, pink and opaque.
- This recipe is great to serve as a celebratory meal. A glass or two of Champagne or other sparkling wine will provide the perfect accompaniment.
- You can make your lobster a main course by adding a crunchy green salad and some fresh, crusty bread.
- It also works well as a starter served simply with salad garnish and lemon wedges.