Seafood for Thanksgiving feast? Count in the lobsters! Have some stuffed lobster tails floating around the Thanksgiving dinner table. I’m sure your guest won’t go home disappointed. Stuffed lobster tails have spicy seafood stuffing filled with the flavors of Cajun, old bay, and cedar plank salmon seasoning. It’s one of the best Thanksgiving mains and a perfect meal for special occasions.
Stuffed lobster tails have tender meat seasoned with butter sauce mixture and have spicy seafood stuffed on top. The stuffing is loaded with shrimp, crabmeat, mayonnaise, and egg.
Be careful while separating the meat from the lobster tails. Lobster tails have thick meat, so you need to pre-bake it before adding the seafood stuffing. Don’t remove the lobster tails from the oven until the meat appears to be slightly transparent.
Before trying the recipe for stuffed lobster tails, check out the equipment list along with the ingredient list below. If you are out of Old Bay seasoning, you can use any of the Old Bay seasoning substitutes.
Follow the instructions carefully and have stuffed lobster tails exactly as described below. Try this recipe for Thanksgiving and enjoy your holiday feast. But before you read out the entire recipe, check out other lobster dishes from the main course section of our blog.
1. Baked Stuffed Lobster– Baked stuffed lobster is a delicious Thanksgiving recipe for seafood. The lobster is stuffed with shrimp and loaded with the flavors of garlic, lemon juice Tomley, and butter. It’s a mouth-watering combination of lobster and shrimp to be presented as a fancy dinner.
2. Lobster Tail– Lobster tails are a perfect choice for holiday feast. These lobster tails are filled with the flavors of the butter mixture and then broiled to perfection. It’s seasoned with salt and paprika and contains the flavor of garlic with zest notes of lemon wedges.
3. Lobster Dip– Enjoy chips, biscuits, or bread with delicious lobster dip. It has cream cheese and butter mixed with lobster meat, horseradish, and onion. It’s flavored with lemon juice. This dip is loaded with the goodness of lobster meat and the flavors of cream cheese, butter, and lemon juice.
4. Bourbon Lobster– Bourbon lobsters are coated with butter and herbs and then flambeed with white wine and bourbon. These lobsters are filled with the flavors of bourbon, white wine, butter, garlic and herbs like parsley and chives.
What Equipment Will You Need For Stuffed Lobster Tails?
- Bowl- Use a large bowl to make the butter sauce mixture and the seafood stuffing.
- Saucepan- Use an oven-proof saucepan to bake the lobster tails in the oven.
- Spatula- Use a spatula to stir the ingredients for the butter sauce mixture and the stuffing for the recipe.
- Oven- Oven is the main equipment to bake the lobster tails for this recipe.
How Much Time Do You Need To Make Stuffed Lobster Tails?
|Preparation Time||Baking Time||Total Time|
|10 Minutes||25 Minutes||35 Minutes|
What Ingredients Will You Need For Stuffed Lobster Tails?
- Lobster Tails- Lobster tails are the key ingredient for this recipe. Use three to four small to medium-sized lobsters for this recipe.
- Butter- To make the butter sauce mix for stuffed lobsters, you need about three tablespoons of butter. The butter sauce seasons the lobster meat and braises it when it’s in the oven.
- Parsley- Add a teaspoon of fresh or dried parsley to butter and garnish the lobster tails with it. You also need to add dried parsley to the butter sauce for the lobster tails.
- Cajun Seasoning- A teaspoon of cajun seasoning adds more flavor to the butter sauce mixture. Use a half teaspoon of Cajun seasoning each for butter sauce and stuffing.
- Old Bay Seasoning- Old bay seasoning is an aromatic spice blend that adds more flavor to the butter sauce mixture for the lobster tails. You need a half teaspoon of old bay seasoning for both butter sauce and for stuffing.
- Cedar Plank Salmon Seasoning- Cedar plank salmon seasoning is an aromatic spice rub. It’s filled with the flavors of salmon and spices. Add a half teaspoon of cedar salmon seasoning for butter sauce and for stuffing.
- Garlic Powder- Garlic powder adds a mild nutty flavor to the butter sauce and to the stuffing for lobster tails.
- Smoked paprika- Just one-fourth teaspoon of smoked paprika to the butter sauce and to the seafood stuffing for this recipe.
- Lemon Juice- Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the butter sauce and to the seafood stuffing and a half tablespoon of lemon juice to the seafood stuffing.
- Crabmeat- For seafood stuffing, use eight ounces of crab meat. Feel free to choose between lump, claw, or any other.
- Mayonnaise- Add one-fourth cup of mayonnaise to the seafood stuffing for this recipe. Use good quality mayonnaise for this recipe.
- Dijon Mustard- Dijon mustard adds a distinct mustard flavor to the stuffing. You need to add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard to the stuffing.
- Worcestershire Sauce- Add a half tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the stuffing to add more flavors to the stuffing for lobster tails.
- Egg- Whisk an egg with mayonnaise to make a smooth and creamy base for seafood stuffing. The egg makes the stuffing soft and enhances the taste of the lobster.
- Bread Crumbs- You can add breadcrumbs to the stuffing if you desire. Bread crumbs add extra texture to the stuffing.
- Jumbo Shrimp- Cut four jumbo shrimps and add them to the stuffing.
- Lemon Wedges- Slice the lemon wedges to give a zesty twist to the lobster tail stuffing.
Steps To Make Stuffed Lobster Tails
1. Prep The Butter Sauce Mix
Take a bowl and add melted butter along with Cajun seasoning to it. Add old bay seasoning, garlic powder, dried parsley, and cedar plank salmon seasoning to the bowl. Give a good mix.
2. Season The Lobster Tails
Separate the meat from the shell and try not to break the shell. Close the shell and allow the meat to sit on the shell. Place the lobster tails in the pan and season them with butter sauce mix. Pre-bake the lobster tails in the preheated oven (425 F) for about 4 minutes.
3. Make The Lobster Tails Stuffing
To a large bowl, add mayonnaise and egg. Mix them well to combine. Now, add Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, and cedar plank salmon seasoning. Mix them all together, and then add crabmeat, shrimp, bread crumbs, and sliced lemon wedges. Stir them to form a smooth mixture.
4. Fill The Lobster Tails And Bake
Add this stuffing on top of lobster meat and drizzle the remaining butter sauce mix. Bake the lobster tails for about 25 minutes in the oven until the internal temperature of the lobster meat reaches 145 F. Remove from the oven and finish them with melted butter on top and chopped parsley.
|Saturated Fat||5 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||4 g|
|Trans Fat||1 g|
|Vitamin A||533 IU|
|Vitamin C||4 mg|
How Will Stuffed Lobster Tails Look and Taste?
Our delicious stuffed lobster tails are ready! These Thanksgiving lobster tails are seasoned with the butter sauce mixture. This butter sauce is filled with the flavors of Cajun, old bay, and many more seasoning spices. The lemon juice adds some extra lift to the meat. The stuffing has shrimps, crab meat mixed with mayonnaise, and egg. The stuffing like butter sauce is seasoned with mouthwatering aromatic spices like garlic, salt, pepper, Cajun, Dijon, etc.
Stuffed Lobster Tails Recipe
- 4 Lobster Tails (medium-sized)
- 1 teaspoon Parsley (fresh/dried)
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Cedar Plank Salmon Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
Crab Stuffing / Filling
- 8 ounces Crabmeat (lump, claw, etc.)
- 4 Jumbo Shrimp (add and cut as desired)
- Lemon Wedges (sliced)
- 1 Egg
- Bread Crumbs (as needed)
- 1/4 cup Mayonaise
- 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 1/2 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Cedar Plank Salmon Seasoning
- Add melted butter along with Cajun seasoning to a large bowl. Now, add old bay seasoning, garlic powder, dried parsley, and cedar plank salmon seasoning to the bowl. Mix them to combine and form the butter sauce mixture.
- Separate the meat from the shell. Close the shell and allow the meat to rest on the shell. Lay the lobster tails in an oven-proof pan and season them with butter sauce mix. Pre-bake the lobster tails in the preheated oven (425 F) for about 4 minutes.
- Add mayonnaise and egg to a large bowl. Mix them together to form a smooth paste. Now, add Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, old bay seasoning, Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, and cedar plank salmon seasoning. Mix them and add crabmeat, shrimp, bread crumbs, and sliced lemon wedges. Stir thoroughly to form a smooth mixture.
- Place this stuffing on top of lobster meat and add the remaining butter sauce mix over the stuffing. Bake these stuffed lobster tails for about 25 minutes in the oven until the internal temperature of the lobster meat reaches 145 F. Remove them from the oven and finish with melted butter on top and chopped parsley.
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