Preparing lobster correctly

A simple guide to perfectly cooked lobster

Lobster tails and lobster meat have established themselves in the world of gastronomy and cuisine as an indispensable part of festive menus. Their prominent position on festive tables is the result of a long history of culinary appreciation.We will show you step by step how best to prepare lobster tails, how to trigger the tender lobster meat and the recommended quantity per person to transform your festive table into a culinary experience.

Preparing the lobster tail

Step by step to the perfect result

  1. Thaw the lobster tail overnight in the refrigerator
  2. Place on a wooden or metal skewer to prevent it from curling during the cooking process
  3. Bring the water to the boil in a large pan and salt generously. The water should only simmer gently. Cooking time: Adjust the cooking time depending on the size of the tail: About 1 minute per 100g of lobster tail is recommended. On average, the cooking process takes about 3 minutes
  4. Remove the lobster tail from the water with a slotted spoon and immediately place in a bowl of ice water. This stops the cooking process and the meat retains its tenderness
  5. Slice the cooked lobster tail in half lengthwise and then remove the meat from the shell with a spoon or knife
  6. Arrange the lobster tail on a plate and serve with lemon wedges or a butter sauce/dip as desired.

NOTE: These instructions also apply to langoustine tails such as the Tristan langoustine. Note, however, that langoustines are slightly smaller and therefore cook a little faster.

Prepared lobster meat

  • Gently defrost the lobster meat for about 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the fridge.
  • Lobster in a pan: Heat some butter in a hot pan and cook the lobster meat for about 5 minutes. This gives the lobster a wonderful buttery flavor.
  • Lobster in a pot: Bring plenty of water to a boil in a large pot and add spices such as salt, peppercorns and bay leaves as desired. Immerse the lobster in the gently simmering water and leave to cook according to the size of the lobster and your personal taste. With our lobster meat, this takes approx. 3-5 minutes.
  • Lobster in a bouillon: To give the lobster an additional flavor dimension, it can also be cooked in a hot bouillon. This also takes about 3-5 minutes.

The right amount of lobster per person

  • Appetizer: If lobster is served as an appetizer, half a lobster tail per person may be sufficient, especially if there are other courses or side dishes.
  • Main course: If lobster is the main course and no other protein-rich main dishes are served, you can expect a whole lobster tail per person. An average lobster tail weighs around 200-250 grams.
  • Luxurious feast: For particularly festive occasions or if the lobster is the highlight of the meal, you can even consider up to 350-400 grams of lobster per person.

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