Florida Spiny Lobsters – Florida’s Very Own Hidden Treasure
|September 18, 2013||Posted by Ashley under Cooking, Recipes, Seafood|
Scuba diving, searching for sunken treasure, vivid corals and colorful fish – this is what awaits you in the Florida Keys. There you will find miles and miles of dazzling blue water and below it is one of Florida’s greatest treasures, spiny lobster. The spiny lobster is quite a catch with its succulent tender white meat that can be cooked up in a variety of ways. One of my personal favorites is on the grill. Served with melted butter, a side of coleslaw and hush puppies – it always hits the spot. What a wonderful way to end a great day of diving in Florida. Spiny lobster season opened on August 6th and runs through March of 2014. Looking for a scrumptious spiny lobster recipe? Try one of Chef Justin’s!
- 4 (6-to-9-ounce) Florida spiny lobster tails, split open in the shell
- 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- sea salt to taste
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- Preheat oven broiler on medium high. Place all four of the lobsters on a cookie sheet, and make sure they are opened up down the middle. Evenly spread the softened butter over all of the lobster tail meat.
- Lightly season each lobster tail with salt and pepper. Place lobsters in the oven on the middle rack under the broiler. Let lobsters cook under the broiler for about 7 minutes or until just barely cooked throughout.
- Remove lobsters from oven and let cool slightly. Serve lobster tails warm with fresh lemon.