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					How to Cook Frozen Lobster Tail

<p>Frozen lobster has some definite benefits over fresh live
Lobster.</p><p><ul> <li>Frozen lobster can be bought and stored until you
are ready to use it.</li> <li>Frozen lobster will be less expensive.</li>
<li>Frozen Lobster tail is easier to obtain.</li> <li>A big benefit is
that the frozen lobster has already been prepared so you don't have to
deal with the dilemma of cooking a live lobster.</li></ul></p><p>It is
true that fresh live Lobster will generally taste better but that comes
at a considerably higher cost. This is because fresh lobster is usually
bought for the meat in the tail and claws. Frozen Lobsters tails can come
from any of dozens of other different varieties of claw-less species
which makes them more available and less costly.</p><p><strong>Sources Of
Frozen Lobster Tail</strong></p><p>In general, there are two distinct
sources for frozen Lobster tails. Some are harvested from warm waters and
some come from cold waters. Most chefs consider the warm water varieties
to be the least desirable. This is because by the time that they are
harvested and get to you the meat is of poor quality in a large
percentage of the tail.</p><p>You should always try to buy your frozen
tail from the cold waters of southern countries and avoid the central
American variety. Sometimes the information is on the package though
often it is not. Then you have to rely on the information the vendor can
give you or guess based on the price. The warm water tails will always be
the least expensive.</p><p><strong>Cooking the Lobster</strong></p><p>To
get the best flavor and texture from frozen lobster tails they should be
thawed prior to cooking. It is possible to cook frozen tails but doing so
will produce a tough less tasty meat.</p><p>To thaw frozen lobster tails
let them sit in their unopened packaging in the refrigerator for about 24
hours. You can thaw them faster by immersing the package in water, then
letting that sit in the fridge.</p><p>In a rush you can use a microwave
with a defrost setting to thaw the tails. Just be careful so that you
don't start cooking the Lobster tails this way.</p><p>Once thawed, the
Lobster Tails should be cooked in a timely manner. After thawing they can
be boiled, steamed, baked, broiled or grilled. It's up to you.</p><p>Here
are the two most popular and easiest ways to cook Lobster, boiling and
steaming.</p><p>Boiling thawed frozen Lobster is really easy.</p><p><ul>
<li>Fill a pot with enough water to cover the Lobsters you are
cooking,</li> <li>Add about one tbsp salt per quart of water</li>
<li>Heat the water to a rolling boil</li> <li>Drop the Lobsters into the
boiling water</li> <li>Cook for about 1 minute per ounce of
Lobster</li></ul></p><p>Steaming is similar except you will use less
water. You will need a steaming basket that can hang into the pot but not
reach into the water and a tight lid.</p><p><ul> <li>Put 1 to 1 ½ inches
of water into pot.</li> <li>Add salt (1 tbsp per quart of water)</li>
<li>Heat the water to boiling</li> <li>Hang the steaming basket into the
pot</li> <li>Cover with heavy Lid (If you don't have a heavy lid sit a
brick or rock on top to hold the lid down)</li> <li>Cook them for 7 to 8
minutes</li></ul></p><p>Just remember, be careful and watch out for the
hot steam when you open the pot and remember that the pot, lid, strainer
and Lobsters will all be extremely hot.</p><p>Serve the Lobster on a
platter with some hot clarified butter and you are ready to
feast.</p><p>Learn all the different ways that you can enjoy Lobster. Bob
Current is publisher of <a target="_new"
href="http://www.cookinglobster.info">http://www.cookinglobster.info</a>.
Here you can learn the where how and what of finding and cooking
lobster.</p>

				
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