Are you looking to indulge in a luxurious seafood dinner without breaking the bank?
Look no further than Aldi’s frozen lobster tails. These Special Buys (ALDI Finds) are a rare treat that won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
But how do you cook them to perfection? With a few simple methods, you can grill, broil, steam, or boil these tails for a delicious meal.
However, as with any seafood, the taste can be fickle, so it’s important to know what to expect.
In this article, we’ll explore the best ways to cook Aldi frozen lobster tails and share some tips for making the most of this rare luxury food.
How To Cook Aldi Frozen Lobster Tails?
Before cooking Aldi frozen lobster tails, it’s important to properly thaw them. You can do this by leaving them in the refrigerator overnight or by submerging them in cold water for a quicker thaw.
Once thawed, you can grill or broil the tails by preheating to medium heat and butterflying the tails by cutting lengthwise through the top of the shell. Spread on butter, olive oil, or another marinade, then cook with the meat side up for 4-5 minutes, followed by cooking with the meat side down for 3-4 minutes.
Steaming is another simple method. Steam the thawed tails with water or a little white wine for 6-7 minutes.
Boiling involves a quart of water plus a teaspoon of salt, then submerging the tails in boiling water. After the water returns to a boil, you cook the tails for 5-6 minutes if thawed or 8-9 minutes if frozen.
No matter which method you choose, be sure to season the lobster tails with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges for a classic seafood dinner.
Why Choose Aldi Frozen Lobster Tails?
Aldi frozen lobster tails are a great choice for seafood lovers who want to enjoy a luxurious meal without breaking the bank. These lobster tails are a Special Buy (ALDI Find) that are available for a limited time, so be sure to stock up when you see them in the store.
One of the best things about Aldi frozen lobster tails is that they are certified sustainable seafood by the Marine Stewardship Council. This means that they come from a fishery that has been independently certified to the MSC’s standard for a well-managed and sustainable fishery. So, not only are you getting a delicious meal, but you’re also supporting sustainable fishing practices.
Another reason to choose Aldi frozen lobster tails is their competitive pricing. While they may be a rare luxury food, at least for some, they are still fairly priced compared to other stores in the area. For example, the Specially Selected Wild Caught Maine Lobster Tails, which are a Special Buy (ALDI Find), cost $12.99 for eight total ounces of lobster tail, split between two four-ounce tails. This is a great value when you consider that lobster is often considered an expensive delicacy.
Furthermore, Aldi frozen lobster tails offer versatility in cooking methods. You can grill, broil, steam, or boil them to your liking. With proper seasoning and cooking techniques, you can achieve restaurant-quality results at home.
Preparing Your Lobster Tails For Cooking
Before cooking your Aldi frozen lobster tails, it’s important to properly prepare them. Start by thawing the tails in the refrigerator overnight or by submerging them in cold water for a quicker thaw. Once thawed, remove the tails from the packaging and rinse them under cold water.
Next, you’ll need to decide how you want to cook your lobster tails. Boiling is a popular method and involves bringing a pot of salted water to a boil and then submerging the tails in the water. You’ll want to make sure the tails are completely covered by the water. Boil for 5-6 minutes if thawed or 8-9 minutes if frozen.
Grilling or broiling is another option. To do this, you’ll need to butterfly the tails by cutting lengthwise through the top of the shell. Spread on butter, olive oil, or another marinade, then cook with the meat side up for 4-5 minutes, followed by cooking with the meat side down for 3-4 minutes.
Steaming is also a simple method. Place the thawed tails in a steamer basket over boiling water or white wine and steam for 6-7 minutes.
No matter which method you choose, be sure to season your lobster tails with salt and pepper to taste. And don’t forget to serve them with melted butter and lemon wedges for a classic seafood dinner.
Grilling Aldi Frozen Lobster Tails
Grilling Aldi frozen lobster tails is a great option if you want to add a smoky flavor to your seafood. To start, preheat your grill to medium heat, or about 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C.
Next, butterfly the tails by using scissors to cut lengthwise through the top or curved side of the shell. Spread on butter, olive oil, or another marinade of your choice. Place the tails on the grill with the meat side up and cook for 4-5 minutes. Then, flip the tails over and cook with the meat side down for an additional 3-4 minutes.
When grilling lobster tails, it’s important to keep an eye on them to prevent overcooking. Be sure to use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached 145°F before removing them from the grill.
Once you’ve grilled your Aldi frozen lobster tails, serve them hot with melted butter and lemon wedges for a delicious and decadent meal.
Broiling Aldi Frozen Lobster Tails
Broiling Aldi frozen lobster tails is a popular method that can be done quickly and easily. To start, preheat your broiler to high heat. While the broiler is heating up, prepare the lobster tails by cutting through the top of the shell lengthwise with scissors or a sharp knife.
Next, spread butter or olive oil over the exposed meat of the tails, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the tails on a broiler pan or baking sheet, meat side up.
Broil the lobster tails for 4-5 minutes on high heat, then flip them over and broil for an additional 3-4 minutes until they are cooked through and lightly browned on top. Be sure to keep a close eye on the lobster tails while broiling to prevent them from burning.
Once cooked, remove the lobster tails from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with lemon wedges and melted butter for a delicious and impressive seafood meal.
Steaming Aldi Frozen Lobster Tails
Steaming Aldi frozen lobster tails is a quick and easy way to cook them to perfection. Start by thawing the lobster tails in the refrigerator overnight or by submerging them in cold water for a quicker thaw.
Preheat your steamer or a large pot with a steamer basket and add about an inch of water. You can also add a little white wine or herbs to the water for added flavor.
Once the water is boiling, place the thawed lobster tails in the steamer basket, shell side down. Cover with a lid and steam for 6-7 minutes, depending on the size of the tails.
To check if the lobster is cooked, use a meat thermometer to ensure it has reached an internal temperature of 145°F. Alternatively, you can check if the meat is opaque and firm to the touch.
Once cooked, remove the lobster tails from the steamer and let them rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges for a delicious seafood meal.
Steaming is a great option for those who want to keep their lobster tails moist and tender, without adding any additional fat or calories. It’s also a healthier cooking method compared to frying or sautéing.
Boiling Aldi Frozen Lobster Tails
Boiling is a quick and easy method to cook Aldi frozen lobster tails. First, completely thaw the lobster tail in the refrigerator. In a large kettle, bring enough water to a boil to cover the lobster tails and add 1 tablespoon of salt per quart of water if desired. Once the water is boiling, place the thawed tails in the pot. When the water returns to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (do not boil) covered for 5 minutes for a 4 oz. tail. Add 1 minute for each additional ounce.
After cooking, remove the lobster tails from the pot and plunge them into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Once cooled, drain them and serve with clarified butter or melted butter and lemon wedges.
It’s important not to overcook the lobster tails as they can become tough and rubbery. Boiling is a great method for those who prefer a simple and straightforward way to cook their lobster tails. With just a few ingredients and steps, you can enjoy a delicious seafood dinner in no time.