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Lobster Tail De-shelling and Prep

Step 1: You will need the following tools: cut resistance kitchen gloves (the lobster shell is thick and solid and can damage bare hands), latex gloves, kitchen shears and a sharp knife. 

Step 2: Use kitchen shears to cut down the middle of lobster tail. Cut it all way through till thetail feathers.

Step 3: Use knife to make an incision on the last shell and allow shell on both sides to open. This step will split the tail completely open.
Using the knife, make an incision on the last shell, allowing the shell on both sides. This will allow it to split completely open.
Step 4: Gently open and split shell.

Step 5: Use your thumbs to gently release the lobster meat from its shell.

Step 6: Gently lift lobster meat from the shell. Make sure it is still connected to the tail feathers.

Step 7: Peel back lobster meat all the way to where two last shell incisions were made.

Step 8: Use kitchen shears to cut off the first ring of the shell. This will allow lobster meat to cover the shell completely.

Step 9: Voila! This is your finished cook ready lobster tail.

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