Sous Vide Lemon-Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

Sous Vide.

Have you tried this cooking method? While not new, it has gotten much more popular lately due to a number of manufacturers of kitchen equipment making equipment to make cooking with this method a breeze. One of them, Oliso, sent me their Smart Hub to show off its capabilities. I loved the product (see the full review here) and in testing it out, I made some very delicious dishes. Here is the first.

Sous Vide Lemon-Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

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If you don’t respond to the picture above with a thanking of any deity that you may or even don’t worship, there is something really wrong. That is an “Oh My God” photo!

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Lobster! Not for your everyday dinner, but perfect for special occasions. This is a very simple recipe. Here I have three lobster tails, a stick of butter, 1 lemon and some garlic.

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Using your kitchen shears, cut down the top and bottom of the lobster tail shell, being very careful not to carve up the meat. Gently pull the meat from the shell. Slice the butter, zest and juice the lemon and mince the garlic.

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It all goes into a vacuum seal bag.

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Using the Oliso Pro Smart Vacuum Sealer, all the air was sucked out. Preheat the sous vide cooker to 134 degrees.

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Once the water is up to temperature, place the bag in the water. Ensure that it sinks to the bottom. Flip the bag once or twice during cooking just to ensure no side is sticking out.

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After an hour…..wait….did he say to cook lobster tails an hour?!?!? Is he crazy?? Doesn’t he know that overcooked lobster is rubbery? Yes. I know. With sous vide cooking, your food comes to the perfect temperature and no further. The rubbery texture is cause by bringing the temperature over the desired point. Here, you just don’t do that. You are guaranteed tender lobster every time.

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Carefully remove the lobster from the bag and pour the butter into a serving cup.

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Plate the tail and drizzle butter on top. Serve with wedges of lemon.

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Perfectly cooked thanks to the Oliso Smart Hub!

Sous Vide Lemon-Garlic Butter Lobster Tails

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 1 hr | Servings: Ingredients for 3


3 lobster tails, shells removed
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
Zest from 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Lemon wedges, for serving


Set Sous Vide Cooker to 134°F (56°C).

Place the lobster tails, butter, zest, juice and garlic in a large zipper lock or vacuum seal bag. Seal the bag using a vacuum sealer on the moist setting. Place the bag in the water bath and set the timer for 1 hour.

When the timer goes off, remove the bag from the water bath. Carefully remove the lobster tails from the bag.

Place lobster on a serving platter and drizzle with melted butter from the bag. Garnish with lemon wedges. Serve.

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Categories: Fruit, Low Carb, Main Dish, Recipes, Seafood

Author:The Ranting Chef

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