Steamed Lobster Tails

87 Reviews 15 Pics
  • Prep

    2 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Nancy
Recipe by  Nancy

“This basic recipe for steamed lobster tails is the best way to ensure perfect lobster every time.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Pour about 1 inch of water in the bottom of a large pot and bring to a boil. Add the salt and place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level. Put the lobster tails on the rack and cover the pot. Cover and steam for 8 minutes. And don't peek! Serve with melted butter.

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Matthew D
596

Matthew D

Very good! BE CAREFUL OF OVERCOOKING. I had a 1.5 lb full lobster which went into the pot for 7 mins and it was a bit overcooked. I would suggest 5 minutes unless you have an enormous lobster. Excellent way to prepare it though!

Trinka G
491

Trinka G

This was good although 8 minutes made it a little on the rubbery side. Next time (and there is going to definitely be a NEXT TIME) I will start checking things starting at 6 minutes.

MEGANLK
353

MEGANLK

This was simply perfect. Juicy, tender lobster. Yum. I added garlic to the boiling water and butter just because we love garlic in EVERYTHING. Thanks for something so simple and wonderful.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 356 cal
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs
  • 0.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 32.2 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol
  • 223 mg
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 1987 mg
  • 79%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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