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Beer Steamed Lobster Tails

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4
17 Ratings
Beer Steamed Lobster Tails

Deliciously buttery lobster with a hint of amber ale.

Christine Cushing Courtesy of:
Christine Cushing

Dinner, Shellfish, Vegetables, Main

Directions for: Beer Steamed Lobster Tails



4 lobster tails, split in half

2 bottle amber ale

Salt and pepper


½ lb. French beans or green beans, ends trimmed

½ lb. baby zucchini or patty pan squash

½ lb. baby carrots, peeled and ends trimmed

½ lb. asparagus, woody ends trimmed



1. Preheat a grill to medium-high.

2. Place a large sauce pot or wok over medium-high heat, pour in beer and bring to a boil. Fit a steamer basket on top of the pot. Season the lobster tails with salt and pepper and place into the basket and cover with a tight fitting lid. Reduce heat and simmer for 6 minutes. Reserve steaming liquid.

3. Slice the lobster tails in half lengthwise and remove digestive tract. Brush the grill with oil and grill lobster tails, flesh side down for about 2 minutes, or until hot and grill marks appear.


1. Bring the beer back to a boil. Replace steamer basket on top of pot and add vegetables. Steam for 2-3 minutes until el dente, or just tender and still brightly coloured. Season with salt and pepper. Serve together with lobster tails.

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