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The Perfectly Boiled Lobster Tail

The Perfectly Boiled Lobster Tail


4 (8 ounce) Lobster Tails
6 Cups Water (In a Saucepan)
Salt (Add to Water)


Prep: 10 min
Cook: 8 – 14 min
4 Servings
In a large saucepan add the 6 cups of water and a few shakes of salt.
Bring the salted water to a boil.
Rinse the Lobster tails under cold water and pat dry.
Cut down the center of the tail shell with kitchen scissors and spread apart the shell to expose the tail meat.
Once the water is boiling, carefully add the Lobster tails to the hot water.
Then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer the tails, uncovered, for 8-14 minutes, or until you see the shells turn a bright red. The meat should be tender when poked with a fork.
If your Lobster tails are larger than 8 ounces, adjust the time as needed, keeping an eye out for thr bright red shell color.
To serve, you can cut the tail lengthwise, into two pieces, through the meat & backside of the shell to make eating the tails easier.
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One of the most notorious dipping sauces for Lobster Tails and Crab Legs, is Clarified Butter. If you want to take the time to have restaurant quality melted butter, check out our clarified butter recipe by clicking here. However, if you want a quick fix for butter dipping sauce, just place a stick of butter in a microwaveable dish and cook it in the microwave until fully melted.

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