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How to Thaw Frozen Lobster Tails

Properly Defrost Lobster Tails with Help from Lobster Gram!

If you're like most of us, you've just discovered that your lobster tails are still frozen, which makes you think, "it's too late, no lobsters for dinner!" Don't worry - there's a way to quickly thaw your warm- and cold-water lobster tails!

To quick-thaw your lobster tails, place the sealed bags in cold water for 30-60 minutes. Replace water once. If your tails are not thawed throughout, the meat inside the tail will not cook properly. We recommend learning how to cook lobster tails with our easy-to-use cooking guide, which details how to perfectly defrost lobster meat and what to look for when you want to be sure your lobster tails are ready to be cooked!

If you have more time to thaw your lobster tails, you can thaw your lobster tails in the refrigerator for one day prior to cooking them. For best results, place them in their wrapper on a plate to catch any juices.

To quickly thaw the butter for your lobster tails, just put the clarified butter in a microwave-safe dish and warm.

After completely thawing, you can cook them by baking, boiling, grilling, or broiling your lobster tails. Check out our lobster tail recipes section for some great ideas!