These buttery lobster tacos with a zesty cilantro mixture, sliced avocado and crumbled queso fresco are the perfect combination of savory and refreshing.
OK! I’ll admit it… I’ve been vaguely scared of cooking lobster. I don’t want to boil a living one. It seems sad… very sad. I’ve ordered it a few times and it was overcooked, which is also unfortunate as it’s virtually inedible. With little success (until now), I’ve been chomping at the bit to finally execute a lobster dish! I got some lobster tails from the market — baked them — tossed the meat with butter and lime zest — and made myself some REALLY tasty tacos! Mission accomplished. The best way to face your fear is by facing it head on. ? What’s your favorite lobster dish? I have so many dishes to try now!!
Ok, lobster can be a little intimidating but it’s not so bad when you’re just dealing with the tail. You can cut the exoskeleton with a pair of scissors or a sharp knife. Be careful!
The radishes provided just the right amount of spice. It you want to take it up a notch you can add some jalapeño slices to the mix.
I love the crunch of the cabbage mixed with creamy queso fresco and a little bite from the onion lime mix.
How To Make Lobster Tacos
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Split the lobster tail and place them in a baking dish. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until firm.
- When the tails are done baking, remove the meat from the shell, chop it up and place it in a bowl.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of melted butter over the lobster meat. Add the lime zest, salt and pepper to taste.
- Chop up the cilantro and put it in a separate bowl with 2 tablespoons of butter and the onion.
- Give the red cabbage a nice chop and set them aside.
- Now chop up the heirloom tomatoes into small cubes.
- Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, slice thinly and remove from the skin.
- Cut the radishes into very thin slices. You can use a mandolin if you have one to make slicing easier.
- Assemble your tacos by adding the lobster and cilantro mixture to a corn tortilla. Sprinkle on a desired amount of tomatoes, radishes, quest fresco, avocado and cabbage to each tortilla.
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- 1 cup water 236mL
- 2 lobster tails
- Lime zest
- 3 radishes sliced
- 2 avocados medium
- 1 red cabbage sliced
- 3-5 heirloom tomatoes chopped
- 2 oz queso fresco 56g, crumbled
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- 3 tbsp butter 43g, unsalted
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 white onion small, chopped
- 4-6 corn tortillas
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Split the lobster tail and remove the meat from the shell. Chop up the meat.
- In a baking dish, pour water over the lobster tails. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle 1 tbsp butter over the meat and add the lime zest.
- Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until firm.
- In a small bowl, add 2 tbsp butter, onion and cilantro.
- Chop cilantro, red cabbage, tomatoes and avocado.
For the Assembly:
- Add lobster and cilantro mixture to a corn tortilla.
- Sprinkle on a desired amount of tomatoes, radishes, queso fresco cheese, sliced avocado and chopped red cabbage to each tortilla.