Lobster Tails with Garlic Lemon Butter

This is so easy and delicious; you’ll never need another lobster tail recipe! Barb L.

Serves: 4, 1 lobster tail each

Ingredients:

4 lobster tails, about 5 to 6 oz each

Marinade:

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, very finely chopped, plus more for garnish (below)

2 garlic cloves pressed or grated

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

1½ Tbsp Flying Olive Mild-Medium Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Butter, Lemon, Garlic, Gremolata Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a Combination of Choice

1 ½ Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Finishing:

4 Tbsp Flying Olive Butter Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Chopped parsley

Directions:

Place the oven rack in the center of the oven so the meaty tops of the lobster tails, when ready to cook, will be at least 6 inches from the top broiler heating element.

Preheat the oven broiler to high heat.

Use kitchen scissors to cut through the top shell of the lobster tail, stopping at the base of the tail. Try to avoid snipping through the top portion of the meat as you go.

Flip the tail over to the back see-through side. With a towel placed over the inside ribs, break the ribs in the center. This will help open the shell.

Open the shell carefully using your thumbs and fingers and loosen the meat from the shell. Lift the meat up from the shell, keeping it attached at the base. Press the sides of the shell together underneath. Set the lobster meat over the top. Most of the lobster meat should be sitting on top of the shell.

In a small bowl, stir together the marinade ingredients. Place butterflied lobster tails into a 9x13 or 8x12 roasting pan. Drizzle the marinade evenly over the top of each lobster tail. Drizzle each tail with 1/2 Tbsp of Flying Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil of Choice.

Broil lobster tails on high heat 10-11 min (or according to the lobster tail size in the chart below). When done, the lobster meat should be opaque and white in the center and register 145˚F on an instant read thermometer. Transfer the tails to a serving platter and garnish with parsley, if desired.

To make the Garlic Lemon Butter: drain drippings from the roasting pan into a small saucepan and combine with remaining 2 Tbsp Flying Olive Butter Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Bring to a simmer and remove from the heat. Spoon the sauce over the lobster tails or divide into ramekins and use as a dipping sauce.

Roasting times:

Broiling Times for Lobster Tails:

Smaller (3 to 4 oz) lobster tail 6 to 8 minutes
Medium (5 to 6 oz) lobster tail 10-11 minutes
Larger (7 to 9 oz) lobsters tail 12-15 minutes (with rack in middle of oven)
Broil lobster meat until opaque and white in center, or 145˚F.

Inspired by a recipe authored by Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com

Submitted by Barb L.