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Boil a pot of water large enough for all tails to float in, add 1 tsp salt for each quart of water. Drop tails in boiling water and cook for about 1 minute per oz thawed (so 10 0z of tails needs to cook for 10 minutes). If you are cooking a lot of tails, add a minute or two on to total time.
Cooking Lobster Tails in Oven
Lobster tails can be baked or broiled in oven. To cook thawed lobster in oven,set oven to 400 degrees F. Brush tails with butter and bake for 8 to 10 minutes. If broiling, place tails 4 or 5 inches from heat and broil for 2 – 5 minutes. When broiling keep a very close eye on them so that they don’t burn on tops.
Cooking Lobster Tails On The Grill
Oil grill to keep lobsters from sticking. Put grill on medium heat. Brush lobster tails with butter and place on grill. Make sure that tails do not burn – if there are any flames on grill move lobster away from it. Grill on each side for 4-5 minutes.
Take care not to overcook your lobster or it will be rubbery and tasteless. Lobster is cooked when it is no longer transparent.
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