With Valentine's Day on the horizon, do yourself and your special someone a favor and don't try to fight the holiday restaurant crowds. Stay in, pop a bottle of some nice bubbles, cue up some Netflix and knock their socks off with a little home cookin'.
And what says "I might be gettin lucky tonight" like a few lobster tails? Lots of people shy away from lobster fore fear of ruining it, but cooking it really couldn't be easier.
STEP 1: Fully defrost and rinse the tales.
STEP 2: With a good pair of kitchen shears, cut along the top of the tail shell, making sure to stop just before the end of the tail.
STEP 3: Very gently separate the tail meat from the shell. Loosen it from the membrane underneath the meat, then support the meat on top of the shell, while keeping it attached at the base. Remove the center vein and any small bits of shell.
STEP 4: Lightly season meat with salt, pepper and paprika. pour some melted butter over the meat and broil on high for about 1 1/2 min per ounce. These 4 oz tails cooked for about 6 minuted. Serve the tails immediately on a bed of lightly dressed arugula, with a side of melted butter and some charred meyer lemon.
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.