Lobster Tails Steamed in Ale

    13 min

    Steamed lobster tails with a hint of ale. Goes great with melted butter, lemon juice and garlic.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 2 whole lobster tails
    • 1/2 (330ml) bottle ale

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Ready in:13min 

    1. In a medium saucepan, over medium to high heat, bring the ale to the boil.
    2. If lobster tails are still in the shell, split the shell lenghtways first.
    3. Place a steamer basket on top of the saucepan. Place lobster tails in basket and cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes.

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    These turned out fantastic! They will curl up as they steam, so for the sake of presentation, you might like to run a wooden skewer through the length of each tail. Other than that, it was lobster perfection in 8 minutes!  -  21 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! Wow! Wow! What a great recipe. And so simple and quick. I used a whole bottle of Michelob Lite because I did four lobster tailes and added about 1/2 teaspoon of fresh minced garlic. Couldn't believe at how quick this came together. Made a drawn butter with lemon juice and served with a California veggie medley. Going to make this again tonight!  -  05 Feb 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have never prepared lobster before, was always hesitant. I used two bottles of Bud Light with four tails, which were frozen so we steamed a little longer. Absolutely wonderful!! I served them with melted butter and steamed broccoli on the side. We would do this over and over again. Even our two year old loved it!  -  18 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)