- In a saucepan, bring 2-3 tbs. of water to a simmer over medium heat.
- Whisk in 1 tbs. butter, when butter melts add another piece. Continuing adding butter pieces — 1 cup (two sticks total.) Do not let the butter come to a boil or the butter will separate. Try to keep the butter between 160 and 175 degrees F. Use an instant read thermometer to keep it under 180 F.
- Add defrosted, raw tails. Cook for 6-8 minutes and turn tails in butter mixture. Again, make sure the butter does not come to a boil, reduce the heat if necessary. Be careful not to overcook lobster. Poached lobster tails should have an an internal temperature of about 130-135°
Serve poached lobster tails right from the pan with fresh sliced lemons.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 5
- Category: Entree
- Method: Poaching
- Cuisine: French
- Diet: Gluten Free
Keywords: butter poach lobster, butter poached lobster tails