All About Preparing Lobster Tails

lobsterConsidered one of the most delicious and tender seafood options in the culinary world, lobster is one of the most important things you will learn how to prepare in your online cooking classes.

First step: Shopping
Before you get started using your cooking tips and tricks, your first step of preparation starts at the market. Although cooking whole lobster is usually preferred for a traditional feast, learning to prepare lobster tail is a great way to get started in your culinary seafood journey. Most of the lobster tails you will find at the market are from spiny lobsters, which have no claws and are much meatier. Lobsters will also taste different depending on where they are from, and warm water lobsters are often cheaper than their cold water counterparts.

Second step: Boiling
If you buy your tails frozen, make sure to plan ahead, as they take about 8 to 10 hours to defrost. Fill a large, sturdy pan with high sides with salted water and bring to a boil. Once the water is rolling, carefully drop in the tails and cover with a lid. Typically, an average-sized lobster tail will take 8 to 12 minutes, or one minute per ounce, to cook. A great way to see if they are done is to see if the meat is fork-tender once the shells turn bright red.

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