Simple and Delicious Butter Poached Maritime Lobster Tails

While traditional lobster is done with boiling and steaming, there is another decadent, elegant delicious way. Butter poaching is where the meat is cooked slowly to a sweet, tender, buttery treat. Indulge yourself or impress your guests with this simple but delicious butter poached maritime lobster tail! For this recipe you will need an instant read food thermometer.


  1. 1. 2-3 Tablespoons of water
  2. 1 Cup Cold Salted Butter, cut into small chunks
  3. 6 Maritime Lobster Tails, De-shelled


In a Medium skillet add 2-3 tablespoons of water and bring to a simmer, slowly add cold butter and continue to whisk. It is important that you do not let your butter come to a boil or it will seperate. Keep the liquid between 160-175 degrees, and use a food thermometer to ensure it stays under 180 degrees. Add defrosted, shucked raw maritime lobster tails, cooking 5-8 minutes while turning tails in butter, reduce heat if necessary and be careful not to overcook lobster. Your perfectly creamy butter poached lobster tails are ready when they have reached an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees. Top with a delicious homemade compound butter, and serve with a light salad and crusty rolls for the perfect decadent treat.