How to Clean and Prepare Lobster Tails

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This step-by-step tutorial and guide will show you how clean and prepare raw or frozen lobster tails.


Use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to make cut down the center of the top of the shell.


Carefully remove the meat from the shell by gently pulling it out with your fingers.


Remove the dark vein running down the center of the tail. This is the intestinal tract.


Rinse the lobster meat and shell under cold water and pat it completely dry.