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Steamed Lobster Tails

Steamed Lobster Tails

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

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  • 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

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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Reviews

Matthew D
599
6/28/2008

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
492
12/26/2008

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
357
2/14/2008

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.