How to Cook Lobster Tails
How to Cook Lobster Tails – Lobster is an excellent main course, but most people do not know the proper way to cook it. It can be difficult because lobsters are cooked while they are still alive, and most of the meat is contained in the tail. The cooking time can vary greatly from one lobster to another, depending on its size, and the method that you use to cook it.
Frozen lobster tails need to be defrosted overnight before cooking. They will take longer to cook, and may also cook unevenly after being frozen. Use a knife to cut vertically down each side of the shell, and cut as close to the meat as possible. Make an additional horizontal cut across the top, and peel the shell back to expose the meat.
You will know when it is done cook by the look and feel of the tail. Raw lobster meat is see-through, but when cooked the meat is opaque. Also make sure to feel of the meat. Does it feel squishy? This is a sign that it is not yet done and may require some more time cooking.
You can cook lobster tails both on high and low heat. Low heat is the preferred method of most chefs because steaming is quick. High heat is used to create a smoky flavor. The temperature that you cook the lobster tail at will greatly affect the taste and texture of the meat. It is important that you regularly check it while it cooks to ensure that it is cooking evenly and properly.
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