Whether you’re shopping for a dinner party or hoping to make a romantic meal for two, Wholey’s may have just the solution your taste buds have been craving. Our 8 – 10 ounce lobster tails are caught straight from the cold waters off of the North Atlantic coast. They are then flash frozen on the fishing boat to seal in all the fresh, sweet flavors. This notorious crustacean has been a favorite among coastal residents and city dwellers alike. The texture of lobster is just part of its charm, somewhere between crab and shrimp with a melt-in-your-mouth goodness you won’t be able to resist.
With 8 – 10 ounce lobster tails at home, you can save time and energy preparing a gourmet meal for you and your loved one. Just thaw your North Atlantic lobster tails overnight in the refrigerator or under cool running water. Split, butterfly, and devein before baking, broiling, or grilling for best results. Eating lobster tail is a whole adventure on its own. When baking, broiling, or grilling the whole lobster tail, you will need to carefully crack and split the tail shell to enjoy the juicy meat within. If you butterfly your lobster tails beforehand, the tail meat can be removed whole.
Many of our customers enjoy lobster tail served with dipping sauce on the side, but you can also use leftover tail meat to make lobster rolls or salad toppings for a fast, light meal the whole family can enjoy. If you have any questions about our 8 – 10 ounce lobster tails, please do not hesitate to call, email, or complete our online form for further assistance. We are committed to helping happy customers find their favorite seafood at irresistible prices. Let us know how we can better assist you!
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.