How to prepare your lobster tails perfectly, every time: From start to finish

How to prepare your lobster tails perfectly, every time: From start to finish

We are in the midst of lobster season, and here at the Golden Steer Steakhouse we know how wonderful perfectly butterflied and broiled lobster can be - an absolute wonder for the eyes and the stomach.

To perform this magic at home, follow these simple steps on how we butterfly and broil our lobster.

How to Butterfly Lobster:

First thing’s first, be sure to defrost your lobster tails by leaving them in the refrigerator overnight. Then, to beautify your lobster and prep it for broiling,

  1. Pat the lobster tail dry. This helps to ensure that you don’t lose your grip when cutting the shell.
  2. Using kitchen shears or scissors, cut the outer shell down the middle. Stop just before the bottom of the shell and make 2 small cuts to form a “T”.
  3. Gently pull the two shell halves apart - just enough to be able to lift out the lobster meat.
  4. To lift the lobster meat out of the shell, gently separate the meat from the back of the shell, making sure that it remains intact and that you stop before you get to the bottom of the shell.
  5. Lift the meat over the shell, and close the empty shell so that the lobster meat rests on top.

Your lobster is now ready to be broiled!

How to Broil Lobster:

For delicious broiled lobster tails, follow these quick steps.



  1. Place your rack in the middle of the oven and set the oven to broil.
  2. Let the oven warm up for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat up your De Jonghe Butter in a microwave safe dish. 
  4. Brush a little bit of it on the tails.
  5. Sprinkle on Bowtie Seasoning to your tails and add Sergio's Seasoning to taste
  6. Place the lobster tails in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the meal is opaque and no longer translucent.
  7. When they’re finished broiling, their internal temperature should be 145°F (check them with an instant read thermometer).
  8. Brush a little more of the cooking butter on the tails.

Your broiled lobster tails are finished and all ready to be dipped into the remaining butter (something that is a must-do at the Steer). Enjoy!


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