How to Cook Lobster Tail?

Looking to impress family and friends without going into too much trouble, preparing lobster tails is the way to go!

Lobster tails are a good alternative to whole live lobsters and taste just as good. They are easily obtainable and are easy to prepare.

Initially lobster was the food of choice for sailors and fishermen. Today, lobster is a delicacy served in some of the finest restaurants in the country and they do not come cheap. Instead of eating at a restaurant, one can purchase lobsters and prepare them in the comfort of their own homes.

One can either buy, and prepare, whole lobster or they may purchase the tails. Nevertheless it is important to understand that a whole lobster is expensive. More over, most of the meat is to be found on the lobster claws and interestingly, the tail. There are different ways to prepare lobster tails. They may either be baked, roasted, boiled or steamed. It all depends on individual preference.

Preparing boiled lobster tails

Boiling is by far the easiest way of preparing lobster tails. However, before they are boiled, it is important that they are first prepared by thoroughly washing them.


  • Large saucepan


  • Teaspoon of salt
  • One liter of water
  • 10 oz lobster tails


  • The water should be poured in to the large saucepan. Turn the stove on and place the saucepan on the stove
  • Add the teaspoon of salt.
  • Once the water has started boiling, the lobster tails may be added into the water and allowed to boil.

Note. Every one oz of lobster should boil for at least one minute. Accordingly, 10 oz of lobster needs to boil for 10 minutes.

  • When ready the lobster tails should be drained.
  • For pizzazz, the lobster tails may be served with some lemon juice, melted butter or even mayonnaise.

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