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Baked Lobster Tail

I love home cooking because it makes a dish like a baked lobster tail so much more accessible and affordable. I bought frozen lobster tails at a steal of S$99 for 12 tails from a seafood wholesaler during a sale (read my detailed review with buying tips here; Disclosure: they are my Qoo10 affliate links). That works out to about $8.25 per tail, which is a fraction of what the restaurants are charging! And cooking with frozen lobster tail is the way to go for a noob cook, as I don’t have to grapple with how to kill them (gasp)…

Baked Lobster Tail Recipe

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To enjoy the taste of fresh seafood, I always use the simplest approach to cooking them. In this case, I simply butterfly and bake them in butter. The result was heavenly! The butter turned a lovely golden yellow, resembling clarified butter and infuse itself with the juices from baking the lobster. That turn out to be an unbelievably umami-laden sauce which I spooned over the baked lobster. Both the lobster and the sauce were good to the last bite/drop. This is simple cooking at its best.

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How to butterfly lobster tail Butterfly the lobster. Check out the step-by-step photo tutorial here.
Baked Lobster Tail Recipe  Rub olive oil all over lobster meat.
Baked Lobster Tail Recipe Prepare butter mixture and spread over the top of butterflied lobster.
 Baked Lobster Tail Recipe  Sprinkle parsley and freshly cracked black pepper.
 How to butterfly lobster tail Place lobster tails on a foil wrapped baking tin. It’s not shown (forgot to take a photo), but I scatter a few small knobs of butter near the lobster.
 Baked Lobster Tail Recipe Bake in the oven until the lobster is cooked. I positioned the oven rack near the heating coil (on top of my oven) so that it has a broiling effect.
 Perfect Baked Lobster Tail Recipe Serve with cherry tomatoes, a wedge of lemon and parsley for garnishing. Remember to spoon the juices (combination of lobster juices and liquid butter) over the lobster. Enjoy!

6 comments on “Baked Lobster Tail”

  1. I did not know can buy lobsters from Qoo10! I shd try bake+butter approach the next time….just that I think the butterfly -cut takes time and looks difficult leh….for me. Yours look perfect!

    Usually , I steam them with green onions and ginger, then save the lobster “juice” to cook porridge or noodles.

    • I was surprised to buy fresh seafood on Q10 too! It’s all right as they are a reputable wholesale supplier in SG. With sharp kitchen shears, it should not be too difficult to make the cut. I love steaming too! Shall try that out soon! :)

  2. wow..and again wow! This looks totally divine!

  3. A most luxurious dish, to be enjoyed in the comfort of home!

  4. I love following ypur website. Ur photos r well taken n u made cooking sounds manageable! I tried a few of ur receipess already mainly the chinese cuisines n 1 of ur risotto recipe. I would like to try baking soon. Need your advice on which oven model n type should i get? I dont host parties so most of the time i will cook for 3 to 6 pax. Waiting in earnest youe advice! :)

    • thank you! :) I am using a very old and simple Rowenta oven. So I’m afraid I can’t really recommend any oven since I only had one all these years. Personally, I don’t like those microwave-oven-all-in-one type. Do shop around and I hope you find an oven you like.

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