Baked Stuffed Lobster Tails
READY IN: 25mins SERVES: 2
2 (6 -8 ounce) frozen lobster tails
salt & fresh ground pepper
2⁄3 cup dry white wine
2 slices white bread
1 tbsp Italian parsley (chopped)
2 tbsp butter
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1⁄8 tsp salt
1⁄8 tsp pepper
1⁄8 tsp thyme
Thaw lobster 1 to 2 days in refrigerator or place in a clean bowl under cool running water until completely thawed.
To make stuffing, tear bread into small pieces. Chop parsley. Melt butter in a small skillet over Medium heat. Add parsley and crushed garlic into skillet. Saute for 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Add bread, thyme, salt, and pepper. If it is not holding together you can add a tiny bit of milk or water. Mix to blend and set aside.
Heat oven to 450°F.
Split top side of lobster shell down center with scissors, keeping tail fan intact. Pull shell open. Lift tail meat, leaving it attached at fan end, and lay over top of shell, piggyback style.
Make a cut down center of meat 1/4 inch deep. Season with salt and pepper.
Pour wine into an 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Place lobster tails in dish. Spoon stuffing over top of meat. Bake (uncovered) 10 to 12 minutes in center of oven, until meat turns from translucent to opaque (white).
Remove from oven when internal temperature reaches 140°F Drizzle pan juices lightly over lobster and serve immediately with clarified butter and lemon wedges.
For Clarified Butter:
Melt 1/2 cup butter over Medium heat until frothy. Pour into a small glass measuring cup. Let stand 5 minutes.
Skim foam from the top with a spoon and discard. Pour off clear, clarified butter to use for dipping. Discard solids left in bottom of cup.