Mom took me to the holy grail of homelife shopping: Costco. I was dazzled, mesmerized, and perhaps also a bit overwhelmed by the quantity of everything there, including shoppers and cars in the parking lot tranporting the said shoppers. Under her guidance, I picked up a giant bag of almond, trash bags, ziploc bags, then as we turned the corner, I saw the fresh food section. Whoa! Korean BBQ meats? Check. Poke? Check. Birthday cake? Avocado? Strawberries? Check, check, check. Then these beautiful lobster tails caught my eyes.
Growing up on the East Coast, nothing says summer quite like crabs and clams and lobsters. Lazy Sunday afternoon, broiled seafood, corn on the cobb, simple salad, and keylime pie. Now we are talking. Here is how I made my lobster tail. Enjoy!
EATS: Summer Lobster Tail
5 lobster tail,thawed
1/2 cup unsalted butter (8Tbs)
1/3 cup white wine
1/4 cup honey
6 cloves of garlic
5 wedges of onion
Juice of 1 lemon
As many slices/wedges of lemon as you want to decorate
Fresh herbs: parsley, dill, cilantro
Melt the butter with honey, garlic.
Once melted, pour in the white wine; set aside to let it cool.
Preheat the broiler
Cut the middle of the lobster tail open (as shown in picture 1) with a pair of kitchen scissors
Use your finger to dislodge the lobster meat from the shell all around
Place the tails on the oven tray
Place wedges of onion between the lobster meat and the shell
Season the lobster with salt and pepper, then ladle the melted butter mixture with a spoon
Broil the lobster until meat turns opaque. about 10-15 minutes
Squeeze lemon juice on the lobster tail when tails come out of the oven
Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh herbs