How to Cook Lobster
- by Omaha Steaks
Restaurant-quality, ocean-fresh lobster tails used to be a luxury only afforded by those who live near the coast. Not anymore. Enter: World Port Seafood lobster tails. Sustainably wild-caught off the coast of Maine, these thick, succulent tails are in a class all their own. We take care and great pride to freeze each tail moments after harvest so you can enjoy the most all-natural, ocean-fresh flavors in the comfort of your own home. And if you’re one of the many who consider lobster tails above your skill level, then are you in for a treat. We’ve taken steps to prep each tail in order to remove the intimidation so you can enjoy these unforgettable tails however you want to cook… even right out of the freezer! Here’s how to cook lobster.
How to Thaw Lobster
When baking or boiling your lobster tails, there’s no need to thaw – you can cook them straight from frozen if you desire. But if have time, thawing your tails overnight in your refrigerator isn’t just recommended, but it’s also a great way to lessen your cooking time. Thawing in the refrigerator gradually allows the meat to acclimate naturally to its new temperature without any damage to the taste or texture. For faster thawing, you can place each individually wrapped lobster tail in cold water for 30-60 minutes, replacing the water after 30 minutes to maintain the cold temperature. Never thaw lobster tails under hot water as that will thaw them unevenly and present you with a sub-par taste. Check out our complete guide to thawing seafood for more!
One of the easiest methods of cooking lobster tails, this allows you the opportunity to continue with preparing dinner while the tails cook – from as little as 12 minutes thawed to up to 40 minutes from frozen. Click for full instructions for how to bake lobster.
The closest thing to grilling when you can’t get outside to do so! When choosing to broil, we do recommend you thaw your lobster tails first, and while there is a bit of prep work to be done to the full-size lobster tails, it’s always worth it. Click for full instructions on how to broil lobster.
Boiling is one of the two methods of cooking lobster tails right from frozen that still offers incredible results (baking being the other). They can be ready to eat in 15 minutes, at most, using this method. Click for full instructions on how to boil lobster.
Grilling Lobster Tails
Luscious lobster smells, sounds, and looks amazing on the grill so there’s no reason it shouldn’t be a welcome addition next to any seafood steaks or beef skewers. Keep in mind, lobster tails have a habit of curling when on the grill so to help prevent this, we recommend inserting a metal or wooden skewer into each tail.
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. To help prevent your lobster tails from curling, we recommend inserting a metal or wooden skewer into each tail. For our Maine Lobster Tail Halves, brush them with melted butter or olive oil to help retain any moisture lost from cooking. Arrange them on the grill with the meat side up. After grilling for 7 minutes, turn them and grill for another 5-6 minutes. You’ll know your lobster has finished grilling when the meat is opaque and pearly.
For our full-sized Cold Water Lobster Tails, butterfly each by slicing through the middle of the tail with a sharp knife taking care to cut through the flesh but not the underside membrane. Open the full-sized tails and press down to flatten. Brush the half-size and/or full-size tails with melted butter or olive oil to help retain any moisture lost from cooking. Place the tails meat-side-down on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes. Click for complete instructions on how to grill lobster tails.