10-12 Ounce Large Lobster Tails from Maine
These tails are harvested from whole lobsters between 1.75-2.25 lbs. If you want the lobster tails to be the dominant item on the plate, then larger tails might be the way to go. This is a good choice for hosts who want to make sure their guests are well-fed without leaving a bunch of uneaten meat that ends up getting thrown away. Few, if any guests, will be ready to stop eating after the first tail; few, if any, will feel unsatisfied by two full, large tails.
Likewise, you should still be prepared to put out a few side dishes for your guests, but there will be less pressure on these sides to pick up the slack for a more modest portion of lobster tail. These tails are large enough that they may overwhelm a dish in which the lobster tail is only one ingredient, but small enough that they can still be reliably cooked with any of your favorite recipes and preferred methods (boiling, steaming, broiling, baking, grilling).
This is the area where you’ll start to see a noticeable bump in price per pound. Still, it’s not too much of a price premium to put impressive-looking tails on your guests’ plates. Plus, if you’re confident that you won’t have too many timid eaters at your event, these larger tails can still offer good value overall compared to other size lobster tails.
Cooking Times for Large Maine Lobster Tails
You may be experienced cooking and serving lobster tails, or you may be searching for the thrill of cooking delicious tails for the first time. Either way, here are some of the basic cooking times for large Maine lobster tails. If cooking large batches of more than 6 tails at a time, you may need to cook the tails for an extra minute, especially if you don’t move the tails around during the cook. These are just guidelines, some trial-and-error may be necessary to produce the best results.
Boiling Times for 10-12oz Lobster Tails
Steaming Times for 10-12oz Lobster Tails
Fresh Maine lobster tails can also be broiled, baked, or grilled.
Why Maine Lobster Tails?
For overall quality, the size of the lobster tail is insignificant compared to its type and origin. Maine lobster tails are by far the most coveted in the world. These lobsters yield a sweeter-tasting meat but with a firmer texture. This is why Stanley Park focuses primarily on Maine lobster tails. If you’re looking to offer a true fine-dining experience for a special occasion, this is the way to go. All the tails on this page will deliver a surprising amount of sweet, firm, and delicious lobster meat.