Choosing and Buying Lobster
Selecting quality lobster is paramount to having a good experience cooking lobster at home. It’s important to find lobster from reputable fisheries, of high integrity and great flavor, and that was frozen only once after catch. Flash freezing is the only way to deliver ocean-fresh flavor and to keep the lobster meat as delicious as it is straight out of the ocean. That’s what we sell at World Port Seafood, and we’ll deliver them straight to your door. You will have to decide whether you want whole lobster tails or lobster tail halves prepped by our chefs, though.
How to Thaw Lobster
Each lobster tail is delivered flash-frozen and individually vacuum-sealed for safety and convenience, allowing you to thaw only as many as you want to grill. Prior to grilling your lobster, World Port Seafood recommends thawing your frozen seafood gradually in the refrigerator overnight for the best results. This allows the meat to acclimate naturally to its new temperature without any damage to the taste or texture. For faster thawing, you can place each individually wrapped lobster tail in cold water for 30-60 minutes, replacing the water after 30 minutes to maintain the cold temperature. Never thaw lobster tails under hot water as that will thaw them unevenly and present you with a sub-par taste.
How to Grill Lobster
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. To help prevent your lobster tails from curling, we recommend inserting a metal or wooden skewer into each tail. For our Maine Lobster Tail Halves, brush them with melted butter or olive oil to help retain any moisture lost from cooking. Arrange them on the grill with the meat side up. After grilling for 7 minutes, turn them and grill for another 5-6 minutes. You’ll know your lobster has finished grilling when the meat is opaque and pearly.
For our full-sized Cold Water Lobster Tails, butterfly each by slicing through the middle of the tail with a sharp knife taking care to cut through the flesh but not the underside membrane. Open the full-sized tails and press down to flatten. Brush the half-size and/or full-size tails with melted butter or olive oil to help retain any moisture lost from cooking. Place the tails meat-side-down on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes.
Other Ways to Cook Lobster
Grilling’s great, and easy, but there are lots of ways you can make lobster at home using frozen World Port Seafood lobster tails. Here’s how: