I will separate you! I made some delicious pressure cooker lobster tails with butter sauce!
I was shopping in Costco last week and ran into my seafood section in the freezer area. I usually do not buy that part of the store but I was looking for party food.
The greatest king I ever saw in my entire life came on the feet of the crab! Those kids were huge! They were also crazy expensive. I want to say that a huge package was slightly more than $ 200. Next, to the feet of this humongous crab, there was a box of 5 pounds of Lobster Tails for $ 99! Wow! The strange thing is that I could not see inside this white box how many lobster tails make 5 pounds.
After thinking a lot about making some delicious lobster tail at home, I decided to buy this box. I usually do not go overboard and spend so much on food but I am talking about buying myself because my big family has more cost to carry out for dinner if we all Ordered the lobster.
I went home and immediately opened the box and there were 18 lobster tails! Wow!
I have never made a lobster tail in the pressure cooker in my life and when I tell you I believe that I was really scared that they would not come out. I was afraid that I would finish them and then they would taste rubber. I was afraid to make a mistake in cooking this expensive food.
Here’s another point. They come in the frozen box. I decided to test frozen them cooked in their 6 quart instant pot duo pressure cooker. I separated all the fears and went for it!
I cooked them for 4 minutes on a pressure set manually. I bought an extra steamer basket that fits in a 6-quart instant pot pressure cooker on Amazon long ago. It is easy when eating big meals. I really needed that steamer basket because I had boiled 8 lobster tails at the same time! I installed the first triangle with four lobster tails and then I added the basket and placed the next four lobster tails on top of the other. Got it right!
Pressure cooker lobster tail with butter sauce material
Lobster tail material
Frozen lobster tail
1 cup of water
1 teaspoon of your favorite Old Bay Seasoning
Instant Pot DUO 6 QT Pressure Cooker
Butter Sauce Ingredients
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dill weed or cilantro (whichever you prefer)
Pressure cooker lobster tail with butter sauce instructions
Start by preparing lobster tails for steaming. Use kitchen shears and cut a line inside each shell. (I made the mistake of doing this for the first time and the lobster made them hard to bite when he was warm)
Add one cup of water to the instant pot pressure cooker.
Add 1 tablespoon of the old bay to the water in the instant pot pressure cooker.
Place the instant pot pressure cooker on the top of the water mixture and keep it in the tray.
4 Lay the lobster tail down the side.
After this, place the steamer basket on top of the first 4 lobster tails and add the remaining tail on top of that steamer basket.
Lock the cover and make sure the vent is set to seal.
Now press the Manual button and use the plus or minus buttons to adjust the minutes in 4 minutes. (Note: I used 4 minutes because the lobster tail was frozen)
It is important to know that it will take some time to heat with frozen ingredients in your pressure cooker. I want to say that it takes about 10 to 15 minutes for my heat to rise and go.
The timer will switch to say “current” when heated. Once warmed up, it will start counting from 4 to 2 minutes after steaming.
When lobster tails are steaming in an instant pot pressure cooker, then it happens when I make butter sauce.
To make butter sauce, simply place a tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and cook it for about 3 minutes until it becomes brown. Add a tablespoon of remaining butter and fresh minced garlic. Add remaining ingredients (lemon juice, black pepper, either cylinder or dill weed seasonings) to the butter mixture once it is completely melted. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
Once the pressure cooker beep will tell you that the time has expired, turn it off and release the steam immediately. Be careful not to place your hands on top of the button because it is the place where the steam comes out and it will burn you.
Once the steam is fully released, unlock the lid and remove the lobster tail using the kitchen beak.
Serve the Lobster Tails immediately with butter sauce.
Note: I use these instructions even though I am only making 2 or 4 lobster tails at a time. Time does not change If you are making fresh lobster that is already thawed, I will only add 3 minutes in the pressure cooker time settings.
When I boiled them with frozen, then these lobster tails were fully tender! I was completely amazed! God, I love my quick pot pressure cooker! The 6-quart model works well for the family of four.
Here are some pictures we have taken in this process:
Here’s a printable version of this recipe:
Pressure Cooker Lobster Tails with Butter Sauce
- Frozen Lobster Tails
- 1 Cup of water
- 1 Tablespoon of your favorite Old Bay Seasoning
- Instant Pot DUO 6 qt Pressure Cooker
- Butter Sauce Ingredients
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dill weed or cilantro whichever you prefer
Start by prepping the lobster tails for steaming. Use kitchen shears and cut a line down the inside of each shell. (I made the mistake of not doing this my first time and the lobsters curl up making them hard to cut when they are hot)
Add one cup of water in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
Add 1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning to the water in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker.
Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker on top of the water mixture.
Place 4 lobster tails shell side down.
Next, place the steamer basket on top of the first 4 lobster tails and add the remaining tails on the top of that steamer basket.
Lock the cover and make sure the vent is set to seal.
Now press the manual button and use the plus or minus buttons to adjust the minutes to 4 minutes. (Note: I used 4 minutes because the lobster tails were frozen)
It's important to know that your pressure cooker will take a while to heat up with frozen ingredients in it. I wanna say mine took about 10 to 15 minutes to heat up and get going.
The timer will switch to say "on" when it is heating up. Once it's heated, it will start to count down the minutes from 4 when it is steaming.
When the lobster tails are steaming in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, this is when I make the butter sauce.
To make the butter sauce, simply place a tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and cooking it for about 3 minutes until it turns brown. Add the remaining butter and a teaspoon of fresh minced garlic. Once it has completely melted add the remaining ingredients (lemon juice, pepper, and either cilantro or dill weed seasonings) to the butter mixture. Mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
Once the pressure cooker beeps telling you the time is up, turn it off and do a quick release of the steam. Careful not to place your hands on top of the button because that is where the steam comes out and it will burn you.
Once the steam has completely released, then unlock the lid and remove the lobster tails using kitchen tongs.
Serve the lobster tails immediately with the butter sauce.
Note: I use these same instructions even if I am only making 2 or 4 lobster tails at a time. The time doesn't change. If you are making fresh lobsters that have already thawed, I would only add 3 minutes to the pressure cooker time settings.