I got this idea to re-create "Red Lobsters "Lobster Pizza" because it was SO GOOD.... so I went to Red Lobster site to see if they offered the recipe and sure enough, there it was, so I went to the store and bought everything I needed and went home and made it... good! Great lunch or snack. or appetizer if a couple friends come over. Enjoy! Great with beer.
This was amazing, and we loved it! I did make my a whole wheat pizza pie, but other then that, stayed true to the recipe. It was d e l i s h! :) Just go and make it. It's easy, fun, and you will be happy. Anyway, my point is, I make a lot pizza. And I use a lot of leftovers up in the process. 30m cook total time 2h 30m + recipe How to Cook Lobster Tails.
Rock lobster tails are full of firm, luscious meat and ready to cook with little effort. Boil them and chill for salads, or serve warm with butter or a simple sauce. See our easy tips for how to cook lobster tails, plus some recipes that work great for this gourmet dinner.
1. For the Dough: In a large bowl, combine water, yeast and honey. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 15 minutes. Add in the flour and olive oil stirring with a spoon until the dough comes together but is still sticky. Using your hands, form the dough into a ball and work the additional 1/2 cup flour into the dough if needed, kneading it on a floured surface for a few minutes. You can also do all the mixing and kneading in your stand mixer with the dough hook attachment. Rub the same bowl with olive oil, then place the dough inside, turning to coat. Cover with a towel and place in a warm place to rise for about 1 1/3 hours.
2. When the dough is ready, start assembling the pizzas. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
3. While the dough is rising, boil your lobster tails. Bring 6 cups salted water to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the lobster tails. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until shells turn bright red and the meat is tender when poked with a fork. Drain in a colander. Once cool enough to handle, use kitchen shears, cut away the membrane from the tail to expose the meat. Discard the intestinal vein that runs through the tail. Chop the meat and set aside.
4. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon is just beginning to crisp, about 5 minutes. Do not let the bacon get extra crispy as it will continue to cook in the oven. Remove bacon from pan and set aside on paper towels to drain. Drain all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat.
5. To the same skillet add the shallot and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the spinach and saute for 5 minutes or until the spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the spinach from the skillet.
6. To the same skillet add the butter and cook over medium heat until just browned. Butter will melt, foam and froth, then begin to brown along the bottom. Whisk browned bits off of the bottom of the pan and remove from the heat. Stir in the parsley, oregano and crushed red pepper. Drizzle half of the butter over the lobster and toss well, reserve the remaining butter.
7. Once the pizza dough is ready, lightly flour a counter. Use your hands or a rolling pin to roll the dough out until you have a flattened disk. Place the pizzas on a greased baking sheet and then use your hands to gently tug, pull and push the pizza dough into your desired shape. Spread the pizza with the remaining brown butter and then sprinkle with the sun-dried tomatoes and half the spinach. Top that with half the cheese, then the remaining spinach, the lobster chunks and then the rest of the cheese. Sprinkle on the bacon.
8. Bake the pizza for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is all melty and gooey. Remove and serve with fresh grated parmesan and crushed red pepper. Slice and eat!
How to Cook Lobster Tails
How to Cook Lobster Tails
Lobster Tails Recipe Easy
Step 1: While it's hard to beat cooking and serving whole lobsters, it's less expensive and simpler to choose lobster tails, instead. Most lobster tails you'll find are from spiny lobsters, which have no claws and meatier tails than Maine lobsters. They are generally marketed as rock lobster tails and come fresh or frozen. Plan on one (about 8-ounce) tail per person.
Here's how to cook a whole lobster (not just the tail).
Step 2: Prepping and Cooking Lobster Tails
If the lobster tails are frozen, thaw them in the refrigerator. Be sure to plan ahead, as this takes 8 to 10 hours. Uncooked tails have a mottled appearance with a green-blue-brown cast. To cook four 8-ounce tails, bring 6 cups salted water to boiling in a 3-quart saucepan. Add the lobster tails. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until shells turn bright red and the meat is tender when poked with a fork. For larger or smaller tails, adjust the cooking time as needed. Drain in a colander.
Step 3: Enjoying your Lobster Tails
To serve, place one lobster tail, shell side down, on each plate. If desired, use kitchen scissors to cut each tail lengthwise through the meat for easier eating. Serve with Clarified Butter for dipping.
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How to Cook Lobster Tails