Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Steamed Lobster Tails

Pin It My husband and I love a good lobster tail, but it isn't exactly in our budget to go out for seafood all the of the time.  One of Albert's good friends' moms is an amazing cook and she shared this recipe with us so we could make lobster at home.  I had always thought that lobster would be scary to cook and definitely too hard to do at home, but I was mistaken.  Anyone can make lobster in their home with minimal cooking experience or fancy supplies.  The only necessary cooking item that you need is a broiler pan. 

Steamed Lobster Tails
2 lobster tails
1 lemon, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 packet of seafood and crab boil seasoning (I used McCormick's)
2 T Old Bay Seasoning
Melted Butter for dipping

1. Fill bottom of broiler pan with 1/2 inch of water.
2. Arrange lemons and onions in a single lyer inthe water.  Sprinkle with seafood seasoning packet and Old Bay.
3. Put grate on top of broiler pan.  Lay lobster tails across the openings of the grate.
4. Cover tightly with foil.  You want all of the sides to be sealed so it creates a steamer effect.
5. Place broiler pan over 2 burners on your stove.  Turn heat to medium high.
6. When you can see steam, set your timer for 8 minutes.  DO NOT PEEK!  It will ruin the steam effect.  It is ok if some of the liquid escapes out of the sides.  It is easy to clean up.
7. When timer goes off, turn off burners and let lobster cool for a few minutes, until steam slows so you don't burn yourself. 
8. Carefully uncover.
9. Serve with melted butter for dipping.

Broiler pan over 2 burners

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