We usually focus on relatively inexpensive meals here, but now and then, you have to go all the way. Today is that day as we whip up an easy that will impress your family and friends.
And the best part is that this recipe for is super easy to prepare.
Here is the second-best thing about : is super healthy and loaded with protein. We could all use a little more protein in our diet, right?
I tend to eat a lot of veggies, so adding protein via and other seafood helps me to eat a more balanced diet.
is easier than you think, and it is definitely one of the easiest .
So, I was thinking about what I could do for the 2nd anniversary of dating my honey, and I thought I should make a special meal. After all, he puts up with a lot from me.
The kitchen has lights all over it for food blogging. And I cook with tons of . He could have dated someone normal, but no, he chose me. Or did I choose him?
Who knows. I know that he’s the sweetest man in the world, so he deserves a fantastic dinner.
Where Can I Buy Tails?
I go to the fish market here in Raleigh when I can. Fresh . is better than anything you can eat at
If you don’t have fresh frozen tails at your grocery store. Better yet, get them fresh at the seafood section. near you, just get the
It’s all good. Trust me, frozen recipe. I’m lucky to be able to buy tails near me. with would taste good either way, including a
Always pick out a tails, or jumbo tails are perfect. Look for 5-ounce tails to 12-ounce tails. that feels heavy for its size. Huge tails,
You can Google “ tails for sale” or “ tails for sale near me” and some results will pop up.
lobster that isn’t discolored. And if I can’t findtails for my special occasion, this old girl will throw a fit. So, I’ll make reservations somewhere then while I hang my head in shame. Lawd have mercy.
Mail Order Lobster Tails
Oh, and believe it or not, you can also buy lobster tails on Amazon.
Yes, really, mail order lobster tails are a thing. For buying mail order lobster tails, Google is your friend. Just be sure to check reviews carefully.
If you can only access frozen tails, by all means, try a recipe. It will be almost as yummy!
To find frozen tails, check your favorite grocery store that has a seafood market.
You can also buy frozen tails at Costco. Costco frozen tails price will vary, but it’s usually about $399.99 for 10 pounds of delicious .
- A is a healthy alternative to chicken and broiled or boiled is high in vitamins.
- is also low in fat and high in protein, so it’s nutritious.
- is low in .
Thank the Lawd! My Mom used to make them on super important occasions. We didn’t have a lot of money, but about one time per year, Mom would make the most delicious tails I’ve ever eaten before.
Here are the :
Even better, protein is off the charts. In fact, 78% of the calories in come from protein.
I don’t think my Mom thought she cooked very well, and honestly, I didn’t appreciate her cooking skills until I was much older. She knew how to make special occasions and holidays even more special.
Lobster Tail Can Be One of the Best Weight Watchers Recipes
Is good for weight loss? If you’re doing Weight Watchers, you can enjoy as often as you want (and as often as you can afford it!).
In the current Weight Watchers plan (Personal Points), not everyone has fish and seafood as zero points foods. However, even if you count the points in seafood, and other shellfish are pretty low in Personal Points.
For this recipe, it has a ton of points if you make it as written. Half a cup of brings in a whopping 47 points. To reduce the points in this broiled lobster tails recipe, you can use less or a light such as Land O Lakes made with canola oil.
Alternatively, you can skip the . But if you can’t bear to enjoy without (that would be me), this could be your treat meal.
And don’t forget that you always have your weekly points.
Can I Freeze Cooked Tails?
Yes, you can, but good luck having leftovers after a mouthwatering meal. This recipe is very simple, yet your family members and guests will think you worked tirelessly in the kitchen.
Let’s just say you’re one of those weird people with leftover . There is a lot you can do with .
- rolls with
- Or chowder
- Pasta and (linguine is good)
- & cheese with garlic
Alternatively, you can send all of your leftover to me, and I’ll take care of it for you. You’re welcome! Do you see how I always try to help others? That’s how I roll, fam.
What Goes with Tails?
Now, because a is such an extravagant dish to make, you would think it would require unique side dishes. However, potato salad is fantastic with , and that’s not exactly fancy pants territory.
Here are some more great side dishes:
- Mac and cheese
- Mexican street corn
- Corn maque choux
- Baked potato
- French bread or bread (or other crusty bread)
- Green salad
- Southern style green beans
Do you see how this dish doesn’t have to be accompanied by a fancy side dish?
I will make a green salad, mussels, and baked potatoes tonight when I’m . I will never lose that 5 pounds I want to ditch, will I? Sigh. OK, I’m lying. 7 or 8 pounds would be better. I’m totally admitting too much here.
How Is Cooked?
is a versatile dish, as you can see from the leftover choices above. You can cook in quite a few different ways.
Here are some great ideas for recipes.
- Boiled (It’s not as flavorful cooked this way, though.)
- Baked recipe
- Cajun recipe
- poached recipe
- Sous vide recipe
- Fried recipes
- Air fryer recipe
- Pressure cooker recipe
We love to , but we also love making .
How long do you cook is done in about 10 minutes of cooking time. tails?
Not bad, eh? We’re going to broil in this recipe. And the bites of that’s been dipped in the buttery sauce are out of this world.
Recipe: How to Cook 4 oz Tails
For this , the sauce consists of:
- ) (or
- Lemon juice
- Crushed (or minced )
- Fresh thyme
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
Have you seen those ridiculous-looking bibs that people wear in restaurants when eating with a ? Well, I’m sure that’s also because of the sauce, not just the .
It’s not just the or cutting open the . with a is very messy to eat, but put some on there, and it can be even messier.
But it’s so worth it.
And the sauce isn’t just for dipping the . We will brush the tails with the before removing the or cooking them in the broiler.
All of the ingredients above are for the sauce, and you probably have those in your kitchen now.
If your each. Otherwise, some people serve two tails per person. pieces aren’t too small, you can serve two people with one
So, I wanted to get 4 10-ounce tails that would normally serve 4.
I planned to use the leftover (yes, I’m one of those weird people I mentioned before) to make rolls tomorrow for dinner or lunch. However, I just got back from the store and they only had 5-ounce tails, so that’s what I got.
Just a Small Favor, Please
I’m just gonna ask a favor of y’all here, please. Pretty please.
Don’t tell Mr. Man how easy this recipe is to make, thankyouverymuch. I’m going to walk out of that kitchen looking exhausted.
Hey, it’s not the first acting role I’ve done, but that’s another story we’ll never talk about:) I plan to be very dramatic about it, including wiping my brow.
Thanks, fam! You’re the best.
Guys, I mentioned that I was going to make some mussels with this, but I forgot, and they’re still in my fridge:(
However, we had so much food. It would have been too much anyway. I’ll share a mussels recipe with you soon!
Equipment Needed for
- for removing (our favorite )
- Cutting board
- or broiler pan (we like using a broiler pan, but a works just as well)
- Pastry brush
Prep time: 15 minutes
: 10 minutes (about one minute per ounce)
Ingredients for the Best Recipe
- 4 tails
- 1/2 cup
- 2 cloves of , crushed
- 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon of smoked or sweet
- 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Lemon wedges for serving
Alternative Tails Ingredients
If you want to change things up a bit, you can always make substitutions. Here are some ideas for cooking a .
- ) (we love
- (here is our favorite )
1. Preheat the broiler. Rinse the tails and pat dry with a paper towel.
2. Mix together the in a small bowl: , , lemon juice, , sea salt, and black pepper.
on a .
4. Take a sharp knife or the tails. Be sure to do this lengthwise. I usually use shears. Pull the shells apart slightly and lift the up to prop it on the ., and cut the top of the of
5. Brush the propped-up . with the
in a broiling pan until lightly browned and the reaches an internal temperature of 140 degrees.
7. Garnish the tails with a and parsley.
9. Serve your . tails with the remainder of the
Here’s a video on how to make broiled lobster tails.
Easy Lobster Tails Recipe
- Preheat the broiler. Rinse the lobster tails, Pat dry.
- Mix together the melted butter, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, and salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Place lobster tails on a baking sheet, take a sharp knife or kitchen shears, and cut the top of the shell of the lobster tails. Be sure to do this lengthwise. I usually use shears. Pull the shells apart slightly and lift the meat up to prop it on the shell.
- Brush the propped-up meat with the melted butter sauce.
- Broil the lobster tails in a cooking pan until lightly browned and the lobster meat reaches an internal temperature of 135-140 degrees.
- Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley. Serve with the remainder of the butter sauce for dipping.
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Happy anniversary, my honey.