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Lobster Tails with Beurre Blanc and Tomato-Herb Salad

Beurre blanc is a classic French sauce that tastes amazing and is very simple to make.

Serves 2
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
710 calories per serving


> 4 tomatoes
> 3 tbsp roughly chopped fresh dill
> 1/3 cup (packed) Italian parsley leaves
> 2 lobster tails, thawed if frozen
> 1 shallot
> 1/2 cup white wine
> 10 tbsp butter, cubed


Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Make a cross on the top of each tomato and drop into the boiling water for 20 sec. Remove using a slotted spoon and immediately place in the bowl of ice cold water. The skins should come off easily. Cut the skinned tomatoes into quarters, remove the seeds and then cut each quarter in half lengthwise. Mix the dill and parsley leaves with the chopped tomato and divide between 2 plates.
Using a large, sharp knife, cut the lobster tails lengthwise cutting through the shell and place flesh side up on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Preheat broiler to high.
Peel and finely mince the shallot. Bring the wine to a boil in a saucepan, add the shallot and simmer 5 min., or until reduced by half and syrupy. Strain the wine (discard the solids) and put back in the pan. Over low heat, gradually whisk in the butter cubes until sauce emulsifies and thickens slightly. Season with salt (in moderation) and pepper.
Broil the halved lobster tails about 1½ min. per side, or until cooked through. Serve the lobster with the sauce and the herb-tomato salad.

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