How do you cut a lobster tail before cooking?

How do you cut a lobster tail into pieces?

Using kitchen shears, cut the lobster tail down its length, from the thickest part of the tail to the ending fins. Make sure you cut through the meat, too, but don’t cut the bottom part of the shell. Use your hands to gently pull apart the shell and meat where you just cut to separate the halves.

How do you cut a lobster tail without scissors?

If you don’t own kitchen shears, you’ll also be able to cut through the shell with a sharp knife, but be exceptionally careful so you don’t slice through the bottom of the shell. The next step is opening the shell. Grab each side of the lobster shell with your thumbs and fingers to further spread the halves apart.

How do you cut a lobster tail with a knife?

How to Split a Lobster Tail

  1. Turn the lobster tail on its back, with the softer under-shell up.
  2. With a sharp chef’s knife, cut lengthwise through the under-shell and fan-tail, through the tail meat, and through the hard shell.
  3. Aim to split the tail evenly in two, and completely in half.
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