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Best Broiled Lobster ???

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by RedRiverRose, Jan 3, 2015.

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  1. RedRiverRose

    RedRiverRose Low-Roller

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    i am looking for the best/largest broiled lobster tail (2 to 3 lbs) in Las Vegas. I have tried to research online and came up with a few restaurants but would appreciate any input from the board.

    The three that looked good were Hanks Fine Steaks and Martinis; Onda's and Vic and Anthonys.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't whole lobster boiled or steamed and just the tails broiled?

    If chef is out there, can we get a ruling? :confused:
     
  3. craiger122003

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    I agree unless you have a top/bottom broiler it would leave the top cooked and the inside raw.
     
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    Depending on the size of the lobster for whole broiled lobster most places will par boiler or steam the lobster first for a few minutes, split it lengthwise and then finish cooking it under a broiler. For lobster tail only they split it exposing the meat then broil most times the claw meat will be in the shell.

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    Broiled lobsters are usually the driest-----not the best cooking method, nor the tastiest.
     
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    I have edited my question. I am looking for broiled lobster tail served with lemon and butter for my husband's 72nd birthday. We do not care for whole lobster. Any info is appreciated.
     
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    Actually I have broiled hundred of lobster tails and they come out GREAT.

    Defrost frozen tails 2 days before in the fridge. Take out tails about 1 hour before broiling to come closer to room temp. Now take a good par of scissors and cut the shell from the meat end of the lobster right down the middle until just about to the tail. Now pull that meat out of the shell but still leave it attached at the tail end and place it on top of the shell. Broil on low if your oven has that setting, if not move the rack down one notch in the oven. Baste the tail with margarine or something similar, we use " I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" every 5 minutes. Towards the end of this 20 minute broil watch to see if it starts to brown on top. Don't burn the tail. Dust the tail with paprika if you like.

    Serve with drawn clarified butter and enjoy the best lobster tail you will ever have.
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    BTW I now buy all my tails at Sam's Club.......you can get 3/4 pound frozen tails for $20.99 per pound. Any larger tails then that are difficult to cook all the way through unless you are very seasoned cook.
     
  8. ICallHimGamblor

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    RedRiverRose, it doesn't look like you are going to get an answer to your question.

    I have only had broiled lobster once in vegas... at some place in the venetian/palazzo restaurant row, and it was staggeringly expensive and not very good for the price.

    I'm sure that doesn't help, but maybe this post will un-derail the thread for you.
     
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    I would look at some of the better steak houses in Vegas and see if they offer a surf and turf because almost always they serve a broiled lobster tail with that meal. Call around, like Craftsteak at MGM, etc.......and ask if there tails are broiled. I'm almost certain they will say yes.
     
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    Thanks so much. I tried Yelp and gave up after looking at 20 or so websites.
     
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    Great idea. I hope we find a good place. I love broiled lobster tails, not fond of whole lobsters. Thanks for your help.
     
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    I like the lobster tails on Village Seafood Buffet in Rio Casino. They are warm water lobsters, not cold water ones from Maine. So they are smaller but much tenderer. There are two stations serving them. I like the one from the Chinese station. The tails are stirred fry with ginger and scallion. Great flavored. Even better than Ginger and scallion Maine Lobster I often ordered in Chinese restaurants. The other station are just plain steamed and broiled. You have to season it with butter by yourself. Since it is buffet, I usually ate at least three lbs. If I bought these tails in supermarket. They are $19.99 a pound.
     
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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I pretty sure warm water tails are usually the largest tails, however I'm sure you can get small warm water tails. Maine Lobster is mostly boiled/steamed whole because they are a smaller lobster overall.

    Just don't go to Red Slobster for any seafood......EVERYTHING is over cooked there.
     
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