There is nothing better than preparing a meal in under 30 minutes (aside from eating it, of course!). Broiled Lobster Tails are easy to make at home! Prepare a restaurant-quality meal in literally minutes. This easy broiled lobster tail recipe includes a delicious lemon cream sauce.
For years, the Simply Better Living team has been on the hunt to find chefs and wizards of the kitchen who know how to create something we know everyone will love. Over this past season, we partnered with Michelle Miller of Sunkissed Kitchen to create a Broiled Lobster Tail recipe catered for you (and your taste buds).
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The Best Way to Cook Lobster Tails at Home!
Seafood can feel intimidating to the home cook, but it’s one of the easy meals to prepare in reality.
The key things to remember are to buy fresh, quality seafood and not to overdo it! Let the flavors of the seafood shine by preparing it with simple seasonings and sauce.
Seafood doesn’t need to cook long, so I make sure to have a whole meal prepped and put the seafood, like these broiled lobster tails, into the oven as we are getting ready to eat.
My Sharp Superheated Steam Oven has helped me get over my fear of cooking seafood at home. The superheated steam means that meats and seafood come out super fresh tasting – no dry meats or seafood in this kitchen!
Unlike conventional radiant ovens, convection ovens have a fan that continuously circulates air through the oven cavity. When hot air is blown onto food, the food tends to cook more quickly as opposed to merely surrounding it. I am in love with the results when cooking with this oven, I cannot express enough how this has changed the way I cook in my kitchen.
I cook my lobster tails on my Sharp Superheated Steam Oven on SuperSteam+ Grill Mode. This cooking mode creates delicious grilled and sautéed items such as fish, vegetables, onions, and steak. Like the broil function in a traditional oven, food cooks for shorter lengths of time at high temperatures.
How to Butterfly Lobster Tails
Step 1: Use kitchen scissors to cut down the back of the shell. Cut from the top of the shell to just before the tail, being sure not to cut all the way through.
Step 2: Use your fingers to loosen the meat from inside the shell. When you do this the first time, it will feel difficult, but you’ll soon learn how to press your finger up the ridges inside to loosen the meat without tearing it. When it feels loosened, hold the shell’s cut portion apart and push the meat up onto the shell’s top. The meat will sit on top, and the shell below will be empty.
Step 3: Mix together melted butter with paprika, salt, and pepper. This will season the meat and allow it to be brown better when the tails are broiled.
Step 4: If desired, add a quick-cooking vegetable, like asparagus, to the baking tray along with the prepared lobster tails.
Your tails will be ready to cook at this point. Make sure the rest of your dinner (including the cream sauce below!) is prepared before broiling the lobster tails because they cook very fast!
How Long to Broil Lobster Tails
Lobster tails cook very fast, prepare them on the baking tray, and then make sure the rest of your dinner is ready.
The rule of thumb is to broil lobster tails for 1 minute per ounce of each tail.
If your lobster tails are:
- 4-6 ounces, broil for 5 minutes
- 7-9 ounces, broil for 8 minutes
- 10-12 ounces, broil for 11 minutes
My lobster tails were about 5 ounces each.
Drizzle With A Delicious Lemon Cream Sauce
The lobster tails are delicious simply broiled with seasoned butter. You can serve them plain or with additional melted butter and lemon wedges.
If you’d like to elevate your plates a bit, try this delicious cream sauce. I made this cream sauce on my Sharp Induction Cooktop, which is another amazing tool I use daily in my kitchen.
Step 1: Add avocado oil and garlic to a saucepan or skillet. Allow the garlic to become fragrant over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Add the vegetable broth, lemon juice, and heavy whipping cream. Whisk together and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, until the sauce reduces and begins to thicken.
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