Lobster Tail - Atlantic
Preheat the oven to a broil or 500°F. Start by preparing the lobster. Using kitchen shears butterfly the tail by cutting down the center. Loosen the meat and pull the lobster meat upward. Salt and pepper the meat and set it on a baking sheet.
Whisk together the garlic herb butter: In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter, garlic, paprika, thyme, rosemary, and parsley. Spread evenly on each one.
Broil: Broil the lobster for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is opaque and lightly brown on the top. Serve with melted butter if desired.
How to Butterfly a Lobster Tail:
This is a simple process that is only used with scissors. If you prefer not to butterfly your lobster tail that is great too. Butterflying your lobster tail it makes it easier to eat and also has a more elegant look when serving it.
With sharp kitchen shears, it is best to cut down the middle of the back towards the lobster tail. The shell side will be up and the lobster tail will be pointed away from you.
Flip the tail over and carefully pull apart the middle of the cut shell and gently place your fingers underneath the lobster meat.
Flip the lobster back over, slowly and carefully pull up the lobster meat in one piece. The meat should still be attached at the bottom of the tail.
Once the lobster meat is on top of the shell take the shell and close it around the bottom of the meat.
As the lobster is being broiled it will expand and have an elegant fan shape presentation similar to the restaurants.
Method of Catch: Wild-caught