Two Great Frozen Lobster Tails Recipes
There is perhaps no better seafood, in my opinion, than lobster. Not only does it taste heavenly (especially with drawn butter and a splash of fresh lemon…mmm!) but it is so versatile. There are plenty of ways to make this food into a delicious dish that is sure to impress anyone – so many, in fact, that sometimes it is hard to pick which recipe to use. Fortunately, I have assembled two very tasty frozen lobster tails recipes for you to choose from – one for each type of lobster out there.
Frozen Lobster Tail Recipe #1: Sizzlin’ Citrus Lobster
For this recipe, we will use spiny lobsters instead of the more well-known Maine lobsters. The main visual difference is that spiny lobsters (also known as rock lobster or langosta) do not have claws. They also have a different taste – many say that spiny lobster meat is not as sweet or rich as Maine lobster meat, and is more mild. Also, most frozen lobster tails sold today are spiny lobster tails, so it makes sense that we would start off with a rock lobster recipe.
With this recipe we are going to grill a tasty and spicy spiny lobster. You will need the following ingredients (note that the recipe is for one tail):
Frozen spiny lobster tail
2 teaspoons of paprika
2 teaspoons of minced garlic
Citrus fruit of your choice (oranges are particularly delicious)
Fresh cracked pepper
To prepare this magnificent feast, you should first thaw the frozen lobster tails. The best way to do this is to sit them overnight in the refrigerator, but you can microwave them if you are in a hurry. Then, boil the lobster in a salted pot for six minutes, or until the shells are a nice red color. Then, split the lobster tail down the middle and open it up butterfly style. In a separate bowl, combine the butter, paprika, garlic, and juice from your fruit (oranges in this instance). Apply this mixture to the lobster before grilling. Grill each side of the lobster until the meat is white and tender, while brushing with the mixture we created. Then, put on the fresh cracked pepper and you are ready to serve.
Frozen Lobster Tail Recipe #2: Baked Lobster Delight
This recipe uses a Maine lobster, which tends to have sweeter meat. Therefore, this recipe really complements that. The ingredients are:
Frozen Maine lobster tail
1 cup of bread crumbs
1 tablespoon of Worchestershire sauce
½ cup of sweet white wine (dessert wines are great)
1 cup of light cream
Thaw the lobster tails in the refrigerator, and split the lobster tail down the middle butterfly-style (both halves shell-side down with the meat facing up). We will bake these lobsters, so keep them aside for a moment. Mix some of your melted butter (1/4 of a cup will do) in with the Worchestershire sauce, white wine, and light cream. The sauce should not be runny or watery. Then, take the sauce and apply liberally to the lobster, and top it off with the bread crumbs. Finally, broil the lobsters for 5-7 minutes on 375 degrees Fahrenheit, or until the lobster meat is white and opaque and the topping is golden brown. Then enjoy!
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