Background and History:
Broiled lobster tails are a sumptuous and elegant seafood dish that has become synonymous with fine dining. Lobster, considered a delicacy, was once so abundant that it was often used as fertilizer by early American settlers. Today, lobster is a sought-after treat, and broiled lobster tails are a perfect way to savor its sweet, succulent meat. In our user-friendly guide, we’ll explore the history and preparation of this luxurious dish.
- 4 lobster tails
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley for garnish
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- Preheat your oven’s broiler.
- Use kitchen shears to cut the top shell of the lobster tails lengthwise. Spread the shell open to expose the meat.
- Place the lobster tails on a baking sheet.
- Melt the butter and mix it with lemon juice, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
- Brush the lobster meat with the seasoned butter mixture.
- Broil the lobster tails for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is opaque and slightly browned.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.
Nutrition Facts: (Per serving)
- Calories: 180
- Total Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 7g
- Cholesterol: 120mg
- Sodium: 230mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 1g
- Dietary Fiber: 0g
- Sugars: 0g
- Protein: 16g
- Broiled lobster tails can be served with melted butter, garlic, or your favorite dipping sauce.
- Be cautious of any shellfish allergies among your diners. Adapt the recipe as needed to accommodate any dietary restrictions or allergies.