My fellow dudes…it is Valentine’s Day. I’m going to be telling you about what I am making today. It is not green, not purple, not blue , but red. That’s right I’m telling you about lobster tails. Now some people like surf and turf, lobster and steak but me I chose lobster tails. My mom didn’t feel like grilling so we got meatballs for our turf. My dad is out of town so, the man of the house had to cook for the valentines which I don’t care. I love it.
The reason why I made this today was because it’s Valentine’s Day. Most Valentine’s Day dinners are either going out to a restaurant or sometimes surf and turf. Today I made the surf…no turf! The first thing I did to prepare this meal was, I defrosted the lobster. I got the lobster at Earth Fare. It came from far away so they had to freeze it. I defrosted by getting a bowl of cold water and putting the lobster tails in that water. how do you know if it is done defrosting? Well…you don’t. Just kidding. what you do is you take the top of the lobster tail and the bottom of the lobster tail and if it’s done defrosting it will be easy to bring those two together with one hand the top to the bottom.
Next up in this amazing Valentine’s Day dish is you cut the shell down the middle but not the tail!!! You cut it with scissors or if you like the more technical term kitchen shears. What you do with the meat is, you pull it out gently but not all the way. Just enough so that it still hangs on the shell. Pinch the shell together and rest the meat on top. Rub the meat with olive oil but not too hard that you break the meat apart. Season with paprika, salt and pepper. I like to add lemon juice. I didn’t add it tonight because my mom said no. GASP!!!!!
Bake at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 minutes per ounce. Then add butter to each tail then broil for 3 minutes. You’ll be dying for this everyday but we got it on sale so we can’t have it everyday. It tastes dope. It tastes like the ocean.