Broiled Lobster Tails With Garlic Butter

There is no better way to kick off a prosperous year than to serve guests (or treat yourself) some decadent lobster tails. They cook quickly and are surprisingly easy to make. Smother these in a butter sauce and broil to make super easy, tender and juicy lobster tails.

Ingredients

  • 2 lobster tails
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sauce
  • Remaining garlic butter sauce
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

Directions

1. Start by preparing the lobster. Use scissors to butterfly the tail by cutting down the center. Loosen and pull the lobster meat upward. Press the halves of the cut shells together and lay the meat on top. Remove the vein if it has any, and gently wipe away any dirt. Place into pan.

2. Preheat the oven to broil.

3. In a small bowl, add the butter, garlic, paprika, and parsley. Microwave to melt the butter and mix all together. Generously brush onto each lobster tail.

4. Broil the lobster tails for about 5 minutes. Take it out of the oven and brush one more time with the butter sauce. Broil for another 1 to 2 minutes, then remove and plate. 4. For the sauce: return the empty pan to the burner. Add in the remaining butter sauce and bring up to a simmer. Once simmering, reduce heat to low and add in the lemon juice and parsley. Mix together and heat for another 30 seconds… sauce—done.

5. Drizzle sauce over the lobster tails or spoon into a dipping dish to serve.

Broiled Lobsters: A New Year’s Tradition with a Surprising Past

Lobsters are often considered a luxury food, especially when they are broiled with butter and garlic and served with lemon wedges. Many people enjoy this delicacy on special occasions, such as New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, as a way to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. But how did this tradition start, and what is the history behind these crustaceans?

Lobsters have a long and fascinating history that dates back to prehistoric times. They are among the oldest living creatures on Earth, having existed for more than 300 million years. They belong to the phylum Arthropoda, which includes insects, spiders, and crabs. They have a hard exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. They can grow up to 3 feet long and weigh up to 40 pounds. They are also known for their ability to regenerate lost limbs and claws.

Lobsters are found in all oceans, but they are most abundant in the cold waters of the North Atlantic and the North Pacific. They are nocturnal and omnivorous, feeding on fish, mollusks, worms, algae, and sometimes even other lobsters. They have a complex nervous system and a sophisticated sense of smell and taste. They can communicate with each other using sounds and chemicals. They can also form social bonds and cooperate with each other.