How do you fry a lobster tail?

Things You'll Need

Skillet

1 tbsp. butter or olive oil

Tongs

Drawn butter

Lemon wedges

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Instructions

1

Cut lengthwise through the shell on top of each of two lobster tails.

2

Pull the sides of the shell apart like a book to expose the meat inside.

3

Lift the meat out of the shell with one end of the meat still attached to the base of the tail.

4

Push together the sides of the shell with the meat on the outside and lay the lobster meat on top.

5

Slit the meat down the center lengthwise and fold over the flaps to butterfly the lobster tail. Repeat with the remaining tail.

6

Heat a skillet over medium heat for one minute or until hot. Add the butter or olive oil and heat until the butter melts or the olive oil begins to shimmer.

7

Place the butterflied lobster tails into the hot oil with the meat side down.

8

Fry the lobster tails for five minutes or until the shell brightens to red and the meat is opaque white. Move the lobster in the skillet and out with tongs around the sides of the tail to avoid damaging the meat.

9

Serve the pan-fried lobster tails with drawn butter and lemon wedges.