Poached Lobster Tails Lemon Thyme Butter

Poached Lobster Tails w/ Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce

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Poached Lobster Tails w/ Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce

Makes 3 Servings
Chablis, White Burgundy or Bordeaux Blanc Wine

Gently poaching lobster tails in butter and cream allows you to preserve their delicate texture and flavor. Better still, once the lobster tails are cooked, the poaching liquid becomes the base for an incredibly easy sauce.

The result is so quick you could eat lobster on a weeknight (if using pre-shucked lobster tails…it may take a bit longer if you’re shelling yourself).

Poached Lobster Tails w/ Lemon Thyme Butter Sauce
  • 3 Shucked Lobster Tails (how to shell lobster tails)
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Half & Half or Whipping Cream
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 2 large Egg Yolks
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp chopped Fresh Lemon Thyme
  • ¼ tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper



De-vein the lobster tails (if necessary).


In a small pot combine the butter, half and half/cream and water over medium low heat.


Add the lobster tails and cook them, spooning the cream/butter mixture over them, until they firm up, curl, and turn white (they should look somewhat like giant cooked shrimp).


Remove each tail to a plate as they finish cooking.


When all the lobsters have cooked and are out of the pot, slowly drizzle the poaching liquid into a blender as it blends the salt, lemon juice, lemon thyme, egg yolks and black pepper.


When the sauce comes together, pour it into the bottom of a bowl. Top with the lobster tails. Serve.

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