How to Boil Lobster Tails
This is a foolproof method for cooking perfectly tender lobster tails.
Servings: 4 people
For the Lobster Tails:
- 4 lobster tails
- 8 cups water
- 2 teaspoons salt
Lemon Garlic Butter Dipping sauce:
- 1 stick salted butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons finely minced parsley
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
To make the lobster tails:
In a large pot, bring the 8 cups of water and 2 teaspoons of salt to a boil.
Cut the lobster tails along the top of the shell, from the edge of the tail straight down the middle lengthwise to the bottom of the tail.
Carefully place the lobster tails in the boiling water, and boil for 1 minute per ounce of tail. For 4 ounce tails, boil for 4 minutes.
To make the lemon garlic butter dipping sauce:
In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium to medium low heat. Stir in the garlic and black pepper and cook for about 2 minutes. Be careful to not let the butter brown ( turn down the heat if necessary).
Turn off the heat, stir in the parsley and lemon juice, and serve.
The calories listed are for one 4 ounce lobster tail, without the sauce included. The calories in lobster tail will vary based on the size of the tails, but here are a few popular sizes:
Lobster Tail Calories:
3.5 ounce tail 89 calories
4 ounce tail 127 calories
6 ounce tail 160 calories