Sunday, October 6, 2013

Steamed Lobster Tail

My husband went on a lobster trip with some of his cousins last year off Catalina Island. He brought back delicious scallops and lobster. We had eaten all of the scallops and lobster tails, except for two, soon after his return. As my husband and I were trying to decide what to do for our three year wedding anniversary this year and we decided to stay at home and celebrate with the last two lobster tails. I was going to be 36 weeks pregnant and since we had done big things the past two years to celebrate we were alright with doing something small.

Well, as some of you know, our little bundle of joy decided to come 4 weeks early on our wedding anniversary. Needless to say, we did not have lobster tail, instead we had a steak celebratory dinner at the hospital with a bottle of sparkling cider. It was so delicious after almost two days of eating nothing.

Well, two and a half weeks later we decided to make our lobster tails. They were delicious and easy. We decided to steam them instead of grill them this time and I liked them much better.

Lobster tail

Fill a pot half way with water. Bring to a boil and fit the top of the pot with a steam chamber, steam basket, or use a colander.

Place lobster tails in steam chamber, basket, or colander. Cover with lid.

Steam lobster tails for 5-7 minutes. I used a colander and some of the holes were not completely covered so I steamed our tails for 7 minutes and it was perfect. Remove the lobster tails from the steamer and rinse with cold water. There will be a grey, stringy film on the outside of the tails when you take them out, you can take this off under cold running water.

serving suggestions:
We enjoy our lobster tails with lemon garlic butter. We mix grated garlic and melted butter in a bowl and then brush it onto the lobster tails.

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