How to Make Perfectly Succulent Lobster Tail
Recipe type: Fish and Seafood
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
  • 4 lobster tails
  • 4-5 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Dipping Sauce
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, or to taste
  1. Fill a large pot ⅔ full of water. Add bay leaves, dried basil, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil.
  2. Place a fine mesh screen across the top of the pot. Place the lobster tail evenly on the screen and cover with a lid. Steam for 8 minutes and don't peek!
  3. Stir together melted butter and garlic for dipping.
If you don't have a large fine mesh screen, fill a large pot with about 1 inch of water, add the seasonings.
Place a steamer insert inside the pot so that it is just above the water level.
Put the lobster tails on the rack and cover the pot. Steam for 8 minutes and don't peek!
Serve with melted butter.
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