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Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter

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These amazing broiled lobster tails are served with a warm lemon butter. Perfect as a low carb and keto appetizer for a special occasion!

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

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I don't cook with lobster very often, but when I do, I prefer to keep it simple. Last time I cooked Lobster Tails, I boiled them and served them with a delicious homemade lemon mayo. When I saw them on sale recently at my local grocery store, I decided to keep them in their shells and broil them instead. They turned out SO good! 

Although it was almost a shame to cook them – look how beautiful they are when they were raw!

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

How to Make Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter

Preparing them to be broiled looks way harder than it is. So don't be put off! Turn the lobster over and use both thumbs to crack down on the ribs.

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

Then flip it back over and use kitchen shears to cut down through the back of the shell to the tail fin.

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

Slide your fingers between the meat and the shell, and pull it up through the opening you have just created. In the cavity underneath, place a couple of slices of lemon.

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

Place it onto a baking sheet and repeat with the second lobster tail. 

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

To make the lemon butter, add some butter, white wine, and lemon zest (I use my Microplane Zester!), to a small saucepan. Cook over a low-medium heat until the butter has melted. Season well with salt and pepper.

Drizzle a little of the lemon butter over each of the lobster tails, then place them under a preheated broiler for 8-10 minutes or until the meat has turned opaque. Reserve the rest of the lemon butter and transfer it to small bowls or ramekins for a dipping sauce. 

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

Serve the broiled lobster tails and garnish with some chopped fresh chives.

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter - a amazing low carb and keto appetizer recipe for a special occasion!

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter

Broiled Lobster Tails with Lemon Butter

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

These amazing broiled lobster tails are served with a warm lemon butter. Perfect as a low carb and keto appetizer for a special occasion!

Ingredients

  • 2 raw lobster tails
  • 4 slices lemon

Lemon Butter

  • 2 oz butter
  • 2 tbs white wine
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt and black pepper
  • chopped fresh chives, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler and set the rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. To prepare the lobster, turn it over and use both thumbs to crack down on the ribs. Then flip it back over and use kitchen shears to cut down through the back of the shell to the tail fin (but do not cut through the tail).
  3. Slide your fingers between the meat and the shell, and pull it up through the opening you have just created. In the cavity underneath, place a couple of slices of lemon.
  4. Place it onto a baking sheet and repeat with the second lobster tail.
  5. To make the lemon butter, add the butter, white wine, and lemon zest to a small saucepan. Cook over a low-medium heat until the butter has melted. Season well with salt and pepper. 
  6. Drizzle a little of the lemon butter over each of the lobster tails, then place them under the broiler for 8-10 minutes or until the meat has turned opaque.
  7. Reserve the rest of the lemon butter and transfer it to small bowls or ramekins for a dipping sauce.
  8. Serve, garnish with the chopped chives.

Notes

1g net carbs per serving (one lobster tail with lemon butter)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 167Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 110mgSodium 369mgCarbohydrates 1gNet Carbohydrates 1gFiber 0gProtein 10g

 

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Barb West

Sunday 8th of December 2019

Sounds really great! Any advice on the size, ie: ounces?

Georgina

Sunday 8th of December 2019

Do you mean size of the lobster tails? The nutritional data and the tails I used were a medium size, around 5-6 oz each.

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