Thursday, December 25, 2008

Baked then Broiled Lobster Tails

We usually serve lobster in some form on Christmas Eve. My mother used to serve Lobster Fra Diabalo (in a tomato sauce with hot pepper), sometime, whole steamed lobsters, this year we did baked lobster tails. My dear friend Maria always does her tails this way.

Here is the recipe:

Maria Trainor

Lobster Tails (frozen)
Melted Butter to brush on
Melted Butter to Serve

Defrost the lobster tails in the refrigerator. Crack the center of the TOP of the shell from beginning of the tail. Gently pull the lobster out of the shell and place either on top of the shell or remove from the shell completely. Brush the uncooked lobster with melted butter and sprinkle with paprika. Bake in a shallow pan or cookie sheet at 350° for about 20 minutes or until firm and white. Place under the broiler for a few minutes. Serve with melted butter

Place the defrosted lobster tails on a pan appropriate for baking and broiling (I uses a disposable cookie sheet but you can use whatever you have)

Slit the entire tail from the front of the tail to the back

Gently pull up on the lobster meat, spreading the shell to enable yourself to do this

Place the the meat of the lobster on top of the tail (this is how it should look from the from and side)

Continue until you have done all your tails

Brush with melted butter

Sprinkle with paprika

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F

Bake the lobsters for about 20 minutes (for about a 9-12 ounce tail) a larger tail may require an additional 6-10 minutes. Then place under the broil for a few minutes.

Place on a serving tray and serve with melted butter...Enjoy

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