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Broiled Lobster Tails

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Dan "The Lobster Man", owner and founder of Lobster Gram shows you how to turn your Maine Lobster Tails into a beautiful presentation worthy of even the most posh five star restaurant.
  Lobster tails 28 Ounce (4 Tails, 6-7 Ounce Each, Maie)
  Breadcrumb 2 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh minced parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Paprika 1 Dash
  Butter 1 Tablespoon, melted
  Dry white wine 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), crushed

First, you need to prep your tails. With kitchen scissors, cut lengthwise through the top of the lobster shell (the round, hard side of the shell). Note: When cutting the shell, you will also be cutting through the lobster meat which is okay - this butterflies the meat for you and makes a very nice presentation. If you wish to remove the digestive tract (the dark line that runs along the length of the tail), this is a good time to do that as well. Then pry open the shell using your fingers. Starting at the wide end, carefully loosen meat from bottom of shell, keeping meat attached at the small tail end. Lift meat through the cut shell opening and place on top of shell. Combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and paprika in a small bowl. Stir in melted butter. Set aside.Combine wine, lemon juice and garlic, and stir well. Brush lobster with half of wine mixture. Broil 5" from heat for 9 minutes, or until lobster meat turns opaque. Watch closely to avoid overcooking. Baste after the first 5 minutes with the rest of the wine mixture. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over tails at the end of 9 minutes, then broil an additional 30 seconds or until golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Lobster, Seafood
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Dan shows us users how to crack open the lobster shell to crank up the meat and then broil to get the meat all done. Watch the video if your wanting to know how to handle a lobster!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 878 Calories from Fat 48

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.9%

Saturated Fat 8.5 g42.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 14.7 mg4.9%

Sodium 694 mg28.9%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.6%

Sugars 28.7 g

Protein 21 g42.5%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C 14.8%

Calcium 17.4% Iron 24.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


sanman357's picture
Thanks for making a video on this. Shows the tricks like starting from the back and how far to cut. Going to do this on Christmas. Once again Thank You, Carl
healthyeating's picture
Quite informative video!! I like it...thanks chef :)
Hearty.meatlover's picture
Hey Chef! The broiled maine tails no doubt looks amazing and am sure they are gonna taste even better..the only problem being, I am not much into the taste of wine into cooking. In that case what other kinds of baste can be used in broiling the lobsters? I have a feeling that the bread crumbs will give a crispier finish to this seafood delicacy , but can I use some other kinda coating instead? Will be eagerly waiting for your reply.... :)
Anonymous's picture
You could have included preparing the bread mixture and breading the lobster parts in the video.
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