Lobster-Tail Cooking Instructions

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Here are some suggested cooking instructions for Frozen Lobster Tails.

Lobster Tail Cooking Instructions:

Thaw them in the refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours or in a microwave oven(preferably using an auto defrost setting).You can cook them frozen,but they will be more tender if thawed first.

Baking:
You can bake them in a 400F (205C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes(if they were thawed in advance;longer if they go into the oven.Serve with lemon juice,butter,or a fancier sauce such as hollandaise or beurre blanc.

Steam:
Steam the tails for about 5 to 7 minutes.they will curl up as they steam so for the sake of presentation,you can run a wooden skewer through the length of each tail.The steaming liquid (a cup is enough) can adjust be water,but if you use white wine,you could also use it to make a sauce when the lobster is done.Reduced the liquid in a saucepan and add a few tablespoons of tarragon,parsely or chervil and finish the sauce with a littel butter or cream.

Preparation:
As to preparation, you can thaw them in the refrigerator for 8 to 10 hours or in a microwave oven (especially if it has an auto-defrost setting). You can cook them frozen, but they tend to be more tender if thawed first. Many people would broil them, but it’s hard to keep sections from overcooking. You can bake them in a 400°F (205°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes (if they were thawed in advance; longer if frozen). Brush them with a bit of butter or olive oil before they go into the oven. Serve with lemon juice, butter, or a fancier sauce such as hollandaise or beurre blanc.
You can also steam the tails for about 5 to 7 minutes. They will curl up as they steam, so for the sake of presentation, you might like to run a wooden skewer through the length of each tail. The steaming liquid (a cup is enough) can just be water, but if you use white wine, you could also use it to make a sauce when the lobster is done. Reduce the liquid in a saucepan and add a few tablespoons of tarragon, parsley or chervil and finish the sauce with a little butter or cream.
You can also grill them (oil the grill surface first to keep them from sticking), but it will take a deft touch to keep them from drying out. There are other options, too, after you steam or bake them. You can make a delicious lobster stew or bisque. Or put them in the refrigerator to cool and make a huge lobster salad.