For steaming lobster tails, be sure to follow all the directions for steamed, fresh whole lobster. If it still looks undercooked, insert the tail into the steamer or pressure cooker for at least ten minutes. Do not add salt right away, since salt will interfere with the ph level of the water. Once both are sufficiently cooked and flaky, remove them from the pressure cooker or steamer and set aside.
Set a low heat and cook the lobster in boiling water for three to four minutes. Remove the lobster from the pressure cooker or steamer and place on a plate. Add salt to the water according to package directions. Bring the water to a simmer and add one tablespoon of each salt ingredient (baking soda, kosher salt, etc.). Bring the water to a full boil again, and let simmer for about three minutes.
While the meat is cooking, prepare the vegetables by chopping them into small pieces. Cut up your celery and onion into very fine pieces. Place the chopped vegetables (celery and onions) into the food processor or blender along with the meat. Scrape any excess vegetable fat or oil from the bottom of the shell. Using a rubber knife, begin scraping the shell clean. This will help keep the meat from sticking to the sides of the pot.
When the shell is open completely, remove it and discard the meat. Now you can add your other vegetables (broccoli, peas, potatoes) and seasonings. Bring the mixture to a boil again, and cover for 1 minute. You can adjust the pressure cooker and add water according to the package instructions.
A popular variation on steaming lobster tails is to make hot dog buns. In this version, all you need are some hot dog buns and some hot dogs. Simply cook the buns in the cooker until they are hot, and then place the cooked buns in a bun and serve. Make sure you add plenty of fresh and cool boiled water so that the hot dog buns stay moist. If possible, you may want to use canned or packaged buns, since fresh buns can be high in sodium.
Another fun way to cook this dish is by using broiler. First, make sure that the boiler is at the proper temperature, which depends on the size of your lobster. Once the broiler is ready, you can place the lobster in with the meat and close the lid. Just be sure that your lobster is not touching any other items for safety reasons.
Some people prefer to steam their lobster instead of broiling. This is a great idea if you have some space to work around your pool table. In addition, it is the healthiest way to prepare this delightful dish. If you do decide to steam your lobster, it is best to try to cook it whole, rather than remove the claws or the body of the lobster. The meat in the body can cause problems with digestion later and is also more expensive than the claw.
The good thing about steaming lobsters is that you control the nutrition and the freshness of the meat. This means you can eat as many pieces of meat and get as many vitamins and minerals as you would like. This makes lobster cooking a fun and educational family event!
When you are ready to start cooking, it is best to use a non-stick skillet or a large non-stick frying pan to heat up your water. You will need to have at least three inches of water to cover the lobsters when you are finished cooking. Make sure you have located your lobster’s tail so that you can touch it without burning your fingers. It is best to cook the tails side down because the fats from the claws will sink to the bottom and this will prevent them from being overcooked. You might want to season the tails before you add them to the boiling water for the last step of the cooking.
To prepare the lobster tails, you will need: one tablespoon of butter, three tablespoons of flour, one teaspoon of salt, three-fourths a teaspoon of paprika, and two cups of water. Place all of your ingredients into your food processor and pulse until the butter and flour are blended. Then, using an air fryer, attach the tail to the tail end of the air fryer. Let the tail cook for about thirty seconds, so that the butter can create a caramelized crust on the bottom.
After you have let the tails cook through they will be soft enough to eat out of your hand. If you do not want them as soft as they were in the food processor, you can also broil them. However, you will have to use more oil, and broil the tails side down because when you press the burners down on the stove they tend to stick. When you do broil your lobster tails, you will want to rotate them because it will give them a nice crispy golden brown look. In order to keep your lobster tails from sticking, you will want to flip them every fifteen minutes after they have been cooked.
Tina is a chef and runs her restaurant with her sister in Maine. They currently live in the house that used to be owned by their grandparents.