Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Firsts on the First - Cooking Lobster Tails

Some time back a friend gave us two frozen lobster tails. We love seafood, but rarely indulge in it. We were thrilled to get these lobster tails. I promptly put them in the freezer, and there they sat.

I could offer the excuse that six people and two lobster tails just doesn't add up, but the truth of it is I really didn't know what to do with them. I've boiled whole live lobsters before, but was at a loss for how to prepare these frozen appendages of the lobster. This week I decided to figure it out.

With three children visiting grandparents for the week, I figured it was the perfect time for my husband and I (and our youngest) to indulge in our free crustacean parts. And what to do when your at a loss for how to do something? Well, Google it of course. I found lots of different ideas. Most were very simple.

I already planned to grill some fresh veggies from the garden, so I decided to grill the lobster tails too. First, I thawed them. Then brushed them with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Then I placed them on a preheated grill at medium heat. Turning occasionally, I let them cook until they were a nice red color, about ten minutes.

They were a tad more chewy than I normally expect from lobster, but from what I had read in the recipes I found, that is normal for frozen lobster. They still tasted wonderful, and were so very easy to make. I'll be watching for sales on lobster tails!

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1 comment:

  1. I left a link for the Hive game we made...but, I'm not sure it worked. The game's a lot of fun and we had a good time making it one night.


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