Garlic Parmesan Topped Baked Lobster Tails
I am a very frugal shopper. I am always looking for the best buys when I go to the grocery store (or anywhere for that matter). On one of my last trips I came across frozen lobster tails that were on sale for a great price that I could not resist. The question now was what to do with them. After doing a little research, I put together this recipe for Garlic Parmesan Topped Baked Lobster Tails. It is so easy, that you can treat your family to lobster on a busy week night.
Selecting Lobster Tails
Please note, I will only buy cold water lobster tails. I think that this is a very distinct difference in quality. Cold water tails will cost you more, bit I think it is well worth the extra money. If you are unsure of the origins of the tails, check with the vendor. If you are interested in learning more about selecting lobster tails, check out this site:
Thawing Frozen Tails
I placed them in a bowl in the refrigerator in the morning before going to work. When I came home about 9 hours later, they were almost fully thawed. I placed them in a bowl of ice water and they thawed the rest of the way very quickly.
Prepping for Baking
Once thawed, I dried the tails and mixed up my topping. For the topping, I mixed softened butter, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian Seasoning. A little lemon would also make a nice addition, but I did not have any at the time.
After lining a baking sheet with tinfoil, I got out my favorite kitchen scissors and carefully cut the clear membrane away from the lobster’s belly. Next, I placed the tails belly side up and covered them generously in the butter mixture.
From here, all that is left to do is pop them in the oven and get ready to enjoy. Cook in an oven preheated to 350 for 12-15 minutes.
These tails would be delicious with a number of different size. However, we opted to serve ours up with some grilled steak and call it good. But, if you would like a suggestion for a side you can’t go wrong with this one:
I hope you enjoy!