How to reheat cooked lobster tails

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How to reheat cooked lobster tails
Reheat lobster tails for a "Surf and Turf" dinner. (Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

When you purchase lobsters, they most likely be live, and you will put them directly into the steamer pot. But, if you have a leftover lobster tail from a restaurant or you purchased precooked lobster, you will need to reheat just the tails. If you put the tails into a steamer pot, the delicate meat in the tail could fall out since the lobster's shell likely will have been cracked. There is a better way to reheat lobster tails.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Precooked lobster tails
  • 2 to 3 tsp water
  • Aluminium foil
  • Baking pan

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C (350 degrees F).

  2. 2

    Place each lobster tail on a single sheet of aluminium foil.

  3. 3

    Sprinkle the water over the lobster tail.

  4. 4

    Crimp the aluminium foil tightly around the lobster tail to form a closed pouch.

  5. 5

    Place the aluminium pouch on a baking tray and place it into the oven at 176 degrees C (350 degrees F) for 18 minutes. Do not open the foil pouch before the time is finished. Serve hot with butter and lemon if desired.

Tips and warnings

  • You can substitute 1 tsp of water with 1 tsp of butter and steam as directed above if you want butter steamed lobster tails. Be sure to use at least 1 tsp of water to prevent the lobster tails from drying out.

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