Baking a whole lobster tail in the oven is a great way to cook it for a large group or for people with dietary restrictions. This process guarantees that the meat will not dry out from being cooked in boiling water, and it also makes your job much easier. If you’ve never baked a whole lobster tail before, this guide will show you how to do just that!
This process takes about 20 minutes in total, which means that you can cook one whole lobster tail every 8 minutes.
Lobster tails can be quite expensive when purchased live – but luckily they are usually on sale at your local grocery store. So, grab on now and follow this recipe.
Step-by-step guide on how to cook lobster tail in the oven
- Before you begin, make your oven nice and hot while preheating the oven to 425F.
- Prep your oven by lining a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Make sure it is big enough to fit all of your lobster tails. Also, lay out any herbs or spices that you may want to add during cooking.
- Rinse one whole lobster tail under cold running water so that you can use it later in the recipe. You will also want to add a few drops of olive oil into the water so that your lobster tail will not stick to the pan once it has been cooked.
- After you’ve rinsed your lobster tail, place it in a bowl so that it can be easily placed on the pan. You may want to use a pair of scissors to cut the shell off of your tail as well.
- Pour 2 cups (480ml) of water into your oven and place the entire lobster tail into the pan. Cover each piece with aluminum foil so that it will not come in contact with any part of your oven.
- After about 10 minutes, take the foil off and add 3 times more water and coconut milk (or skim milk). Leave the foil on again.
- Now, wait for another 10 minutes until your lobster is fully cooked. After it has been cooked for about 5 to 6 minutes, take the aluminum foil off of the pan and cover your tail with a few fresh herbs from your garden or fresh chives from the store.
- In about 3 more minutes, you will be able to serve this dish to everyone you love! Enjoy!
This process takes about 20 minutes in total, which means that you can cook one whole lobster tail every 8 minutes. It does not get any easier than that! When you are done cooking them all, feel free to use these tails for other recipes like making a quick seafood salad or a creamy pasta dish.
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FAQs about lobster tail
–What is the difference between a lobster and a crayfish?
- The tail is different. Crayfish are smaller, too. Crayfish are not crustaceans.
–Are lobsters good for pets?
- They’re not “good” for any pet, there’s no point giving a live lobster to any pet. Lobsters aren’t “cuddly”. It’s the same as giving your dog or cat a live chicken to play with (which I don’t recommend doing, but just pointing out the difference between lobster and crustaceans that can be eaten by people). Lobsters are also an invasive species in other parts of the world. You might want to research this first before bringing one into your home.
–What is the best way to cook a lobster tail?
- In an oven. The best way to get someone to stop bothering you is to tell them that you’re busy.
–Why are lobsters red?
- That’s my favorite color! As for why they are red, I’m not exactly sure. I think it’s because of their circulatory system, but I’m not 100% sure on that (and I don’t like Google much).
–Why do people boil lobsters?
- To cook it, boil means “cook in water that is hot enough to make bubbles” (or if you want the technical definition, boiling is any liquid at or above 100 degrees Celsius).