Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails Recipe

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Shelly Published: December 28, 2020 Modified: September 27, 2021
Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails Recipe

How To Make Creamy Bacon Lobster Tails

Experience a restaurant-level meal with these lobster tails served with a creamy bacon sauce. Try it at make dinners fancy. It’s deliciously superb.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6ozlobster tails
  • 1tspsalt,to taste
  • cracked pepper,to taste
  • 4ozdiced bacon
  • 2tbspunsalted butter,divided
  • 6clovesgarlic,crushed
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • ½cupfresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1small shallot
  • 1tbspfresh chopped parsley
  • Lemon slices,to serve

Instructions

  1. Thaw out lobster tails, if frozen, in a pot of cold water for 30 minutes or more, until fully thawed. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. 

  2. Using sharp kitchen shears, cut the top shell down the centre of the back to the end of the tail, leaving tail fan intact. Remove vein or shell shards, if any.

  3.  Run your finger between the meat and the shell to loosen it. Spread the meat slightly open.

  4. Pull and lift the lobster meat off of the bottom of the shell, being careful not to pull the tail out completely.

  5. Season lobster tails generously with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  6. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet or pan over medium-high heat. Fry bacon until crispy.

  7. Transfer bacon onto a paper towel lined plate to drain excess oil. Keep bacon grease in the pan.

  8. Sear lobster tails in the bacon grease, flesh side down in the pan, for 2 minutes until edges are crisp and golden.

  9. Flip all tails, cover pan and let cook for a further for 1 ro 2 minutes, or until shells are pink and meat has just cooked through — be careful not to overcook!

  10. Transfer lobster tails to a plate and tent VERY loosely with foil to keep warm.

  11. Melt butter in the pan while scraping up any browned bits; sauté shallots and garlic until transparent and fragrant.

  12. Reduce heat to low. Pour in cream, add parmesan cheese, and bring the sauce to a gentle simmer for 1 minute.

  13. Season with a little salt and pepper to your taste and let cook until the parmesan cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened slightly.

  14. Take pan off the heat; add lobster tails back in the pan with cooked bacon and lemon slices and drizzle with sauce. Top with parsley and serve immediately.

  15. Serve over pasta, rice, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles.

Recipe Notes

  • If shells have not completely changed colour, simply use tongs to rotate the lobster in the hot pan juices until shells have changed colour.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 495.56kcal
  • Fat: 44.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 24.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.12g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.19g
  • Fiber: 0.58g
  • Sugar: 2.94g
  • Protein: 19.15g
  • Cholesterol: 182.14mg
  • Sodium: 649.32mg
  • Calcium: 313.06mg
  • Potassium: 268.22mg
  • Iron: 0.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 339.27µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.82mg
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