Lobster tails don't have to be intimidating to cook. This simple broiling method takes just 30 minutes from start to finish. We used chipotle chili powder to add a slightly smokey flavor, but regular chili powder or simply salt and pepper will work beautifully.
Servings and Ingredients
|4||(8 oz each) lobster tails, thawed if frozen|
|4 tbsp.||Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted|
|½ tsp.||lime zest|
|2 tsp.||freshly squeezed lime juice|
|½ tsp.||chipotle chili powder|
|¼ tsp.||Hy-Vee salt|
- Preheat broiler.
- Using sharp kitchen shears, carefully cut through top of lobster shell. Open shell and carefully pull out the meat leaving it attached at the tail end. Close shell and rest the meat on top of shell. With a sharp knife, make a 1/2-inch-deep cut down the length of the lobster meat. Repeat with the remaining lobster tails.
- Place lobster tails, meat-side-up, on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Set aside.
- Combine butter, lime zest, lime juice, chili powder and salt. Reserve half of butter mixture in a separate dish for serving at table with cooked lobster.
- Brush other half of butter mixture evenly over lobster meat.
- Broil lobster 10 inches from heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until lobster meat is opaque.
- Serve with reserved butter mixture.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 15g
- Cholesterol: 190mg
- Sodium: 550mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 6g
- Protein: 47g