Here is a fancy way to bring a little "surf" to any "turf" dinner! It's pretty easy too...
You will need:
- 2 lobster tails (around 8 ounces each)
- paprika (a few pinches)
- butter (a couple tbsp's)
- olive oil (a few tbsp's)
- kosher salt & pepper
*Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
These little guys were frozen - let them fully thaw before doing anything. Also, make sure you use quality seafood - I'm sorry, but don't get frozen lobster tails from a box.
I recommend http://www.lobsterplace.com/ (favorite place and super fresh!)
Use a pair of good scissors to cut the shell as seen above.
It takes a little work to pull the meat away from the shell - use your finger tips.
Once the meat is pulled away, let it back on top of the shell. This makes it look nice (think Red Lobster commercials - you can have your own "lobster-fest" at home now). Rub the meat all over with olive oil.
Lay the tails on a cooling rack set on top of a pan.
Sprinkle a light dusting of paprika on each and also salt and pepper.
Bake them at 400 degree for about 15 minutes. I took these ones out and ran a chunk butter over the meat till it melted. Set the oven to broil and return for about two minutes.
Throw it on a plate with a veggie and some meat (extra melted butter for dipping too) - there's your fancy Surf 'n Turf meal! A little chopped parsley adds some more green to the plate!