Luscious Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter are a perfect main dish for a romantic meal. This is an easy yet elegant recipe that goes together quickly.
Lobster Tails with Clarified Butter, sophisticated and mysterious, is a dish that we think of for special occasions, celebrations, or date nights. Most of us only eat lobster at a restaurant. Vince grew up in the northeast, often eating whole lobster with his family. Now, to me, whole lobster is a whole lotta work; all that cracking and prying and dripping. Lobster tails, however, are easy to eat, tender, sweet and luscious…especially when dipped in clarified butter! (I mean, really, what isn’t good dipped in butter?)
And, guess what? Lobster tails are also EASY to prepare! Yes, you can treat your family to lobster tails for dinner and they cook quickly! I bought 3 tails at Costco for $18, that’s $6 each. So, fast food burger or a lobster tail? Your choice!
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One of the things I learned from Vince’s mom was how to make drawn or clarified butter. It’s not difficult, but it does take some attention and time. You can also buy ghee to use, if you don’t want to clarify the butter yourself. It’s so beautiful to serve a bowl of this clear golden liquid with your lobster tails. Everyone will feel spoiled!
Just put the butter in a small saucepan and heat it over low heat, simmering, really. The fats will separate and sink to the bottom and a foam will rise to the top, with the beautiful butter in the middle. Skim off the foam that rises. When no more foam comes to the top, carefully pour the clear butter off leaving the milk solids in the bottom of the pan.
This clarified or “drawn” butter will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 months in a sealed container.
I made these for our Las Vegas themed Great 8 dinner and they were a hit!
These ceramic butter warmers are Gr8 for keeping the butter at the perfect temperature.