Steamed Lobster Tails

Steamed Lobster Tails

Nancy 4

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


10 m servings 356 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.9g
  • < 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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  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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  1. 113 Ratings


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...

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.

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.

Quick and Perfect way to cook your experience for two 1 lb. Lobster Tails went like this, Very Large Pasta Pot to a Rolling Boil , steam pot section was just and inch from the top ...

Like others suggested I added a clove of garlic and reduced the cooking time to 7 min.The lobstertails I cooked tasted perfect.

As a cook just a little beyond beginner stage this was an easy receipt to follow and it came out great.

Simply the best way to do these steamed. Grilled is excellent as well, but this is perfect as is. I was wondering--has anyone ever tried using Old Bay in their boil? I never have, but am conside...

I add cilantro, dill & 1/4 lemon in cheesecloth pouch to my steamer I also add a mixture of 1/2 Rice wine vineager with 1/2 Light Soy with sprinkle of Chili flicks into a small dish as a dipping...

excellent. I also added a clove of garlic. 5 minutes was enough for mine.