As anyone with a discerning taste knows, sometimes it's the smaller pieces of meat or seafood that actually taste the best. Size isn't always everything, and there is nothing that demonstrates that more than our 3-4 ounce cold water lobster tails, which are perfect for entertaining or showing off your cooking skills. These may not be the largest Canadian lobsters on the market, but their delicious taste will have you ordering again and again. As with all of our seafood, we provide you options that taste like you walked outside and caught it right then. As soon as we catch the lobster, we flash freeze it right there on the boat, that way the fresh taste is locked in, and then sent to you.
Fresh and ready to boil, our 3-4 ounce cold water lobster tails are delicious served on their own, with steak, or with some sides. Add a squeeze of lemon on the meat, and serve with a side of linguine for a filling meal. Serve with steak for date night and to awaken all the senses with surf and turf. For a lighter meal, add the Canadian lobster to the top of a salad, complete with lemon garnish.
Thaw frozen lobster tail completely, preferably overnight in the refrigerator. Alternately, tails can be thawed under cool running water.
To prepare for cooking, split the tail down the back on the shell side using either kitchen shears or a sharp chef's knife.
Remove the vein and rinse with water. Gently lift the meat up over the back. Alternately, split the tail on the shell side almost through to the underside and butterfly open.
Season to taste - try brushing the tail with a mix of lemon juice, melted butter, garlic, salt and pepper or a mix of orange juice concentrate, fresh basil, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper.
To bake lobster tails:
Prepare thawed tail as above. Bake an 8-ounce tail at 400 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes. Larger tails will take slightly longer.
To broil lobster tails:
Prepare thawed tail as above. Broil for about 5 minutes per side; watch carefully to guard against burning it.
To grill lobster tails:
Butterfly thawed tail as above. Grill tail wrapped in foil, on top rack of grill for about 12 minutes. Take care not to overcook the delicate meat.