How to Cook Lobster Tails

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Cooking lobster tails is always easier if you blanch the tails before the process begins. Cook lobster tails with help from an executive chef in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Thomas Duffy, I'm the Executive Chef here at the Chanler Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island, and today we're gonna teach you how to cook lobster tails. First thing you're gonna, you want to do is to make your life a little easier is to blanch the lobster. So you're gonna take a skewer, stick it right up it. Make sure it's nice and strong. Sometimes they may break so may have to put another one on there. Once you're gonna get that done you're gonna take it, put it in a pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes and when it comes out we're gonna show you how to cut it up so you can broil it. Okay so once it comes out of the water you're gonna cool it down a little bit to make your life a little easier. You're gonna separate the tail from it gently, pull the skewer out. Take a pair of kitchen shears, you're gonna go right down a little bit to the tip. You're gonna expose the lobster tail. This should still be pretty raw in the middle so it won't come out of the shell. This is a Maine lobster so it won't come out of the shell, some people are used to seeing Caribbean lobsters which they actually pop right out of the shell. Then take your skewer, grip back in to keep it nice and straight. Then take a little butter, softened butter, put it right on top of here, a little salt and some chives. So that's how you would set up the broiled lobster, you can actually put this on the grill or in your oven. I'm Chef Thomas Duffy and that's how you broil lobster tail. Thank you.

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