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Instant Pot Lobster Tail: Lobster Rolls

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Have you ever cooked Instant Pot Lobster Tail? This Instant Pot Lobster recipe is delicious, tasty and packed full of flavor.

Whether cooking lobster tails to eat as is, or pressure cooking lobster tails to be made into lobster rolls, you are bound to love this recipe and enjoy it every time! If you love Lobster then read on and learn how to cook Instant Pot Lobster Tails in 4 Minutes.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Luxurious Dining: Enjoy the taste of gourmet lobster rolls right in your own home.
  • Efficient Prep: The Instant Pot makes cooking lobster tails quick and nearly foolproof.
  • Versatile Recipe: Perfect for a fancy dinner, BBQ, or a seaside-inspired picnic.
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Recipe Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you will need for these making Lobster Tail Rolls: 

  • Lobster Frozen Tails: The star of the show, lobster tail provides a succulent, sweet flavor that is luxurious and indulgent.
  • Shrimp Or Crab Meat: Add additional seafood flavors and textures, complementing the lobster beautifully.
  • Mayonnaise: Creates a creamy base for the seafood mixture, offering a tangy contrast to the sweetness of the lobster and shrimp or crab.
  • Lemon Juice: Adds acidity and brightness, lifting the flavors of the seafood.
  • Parsley: Provides a fresh, slightly peppery note that complements the other flavors.
  • Salt & Black Pepper: Basic seasonings that enhance the natural flavors of the seafood.
  • Hot Dog Buns: Provide a soft, slightly sweet contrast to the rich filling.
  • Softened Butter: Adds a rich, buttery flavor that elevates the overall taste of the lobster roll.
  • Old Bay Seasoning (optional): Adds a complex, spicy-sweet flavor that pairs perfectly with lobster.
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How To Cook Lobster Tail In The Instant Pot?

How to cook lobster tails in the pressure cooker:

Step 1: Add Water and Seasoning to Instant Pot

Place 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Sprinkle in your old Bay seasoning with the water.

Step 2: Prepare Your Lobster Tails

Cut a slice down the back of your lobster tails using kitchen shears or a sharp knife. This will make opening the tail easier once cooked.

Place the trivet inside the Instant Pot, and then add your lobster tails upside down on the trivet. If you don’t have a trivet you may use a steamer basket.

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Step 3: Pressure Cook Lobster Tails

Close the Instant Pot lid by twisting the lid on. Close the valve by pushing it away from you. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes.

Step. 4: Quick Pressure Release

Once the cooking process is complete the Instant Pot will beep. Perform a quick release of the pressure before removing the lid.

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How to Make Lobster Rolls Using Steamed Lobster Tails?

A quick recipe for making Lobster mixture from your steamed Lobster

Step 1: Combine Ingredients Into Bowl

While your lobster tails are cooking, mix all of the Lobster roll ingredients in a medium bowl (mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper, and butter).

Step 2: Remove Lobster Rolls From Instant Pot

Remove your lobster tails from the Instant Pot with tongs and transfer to a cutting board.

Cut open the Lobster shells from the tails and remove the lobster meat.

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Step 3: Add Extra Seafood Meat

If using four lobster tails cut those into pieces and add to your mayonnaise mixture.

If using 1/2 lobster and 1/2 crab meat, add the crab into your mayonaise mixture then mix well.

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Step 4: Add Lobster Mixture to Rolls

Add your Seafood mixture to your hotdog roll. Top with fresh parsley, or lemon wedges as a garnish. Enjoy!

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Step 5: Garnish & Serve

This recipe is now ready to serve! Yummy.

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Best Herbs For Lobster Tails

Wondering how to season Lobster Tail?

This Instant Pot Lobster Tail recipe uses old bay seasoning. If you don;t have this or want to use something different you can try the following fresh herbs or spices:

  • Fresh Parsley
  • Fresh Dill
  • Lemon Thyme
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Turmeric
  • Sage
  • Rosemary

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Refrigeration: Allow the lobster mixture to cool to room temperature before storing. Place it in an airtight container and refrigerate within 2 hours of preparation. Consume within 1-2 days.
  • Freezing (for Filling Only): If you have extra lobster mixture, freeze it in a freezer-safe bag or container. Store lobster meat for up to 2-3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
  • Reheating: Gently reheat the refrigerated lobster mixture on the stovetop or in the microwave. For frozen mixtures, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat thoroughly.

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Crispy Sweet Potato Fries: Air Fryer sweet potato fries for a delightful contrast in textures.
  • Corn on the Cob: Sweet corn slathered with butter and grilled for that smoky flavor.
  • Parmesan Garlic Bread: Crusty baguette slices brushed with garlic-infused butter and topped with Parmesan for a savory bite.
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FAQ’S

What Is Lobster?

Lobster is a type of seafood that is commonly found in the coastal waters of North America, Europe, and Asia.
Lobster has a firm texture with rich and buttery flavor and typically consists of meat from the tail, claws or legs.

What Does Lobster Taste Like?

Lobster tastes similar to crab and shrimp. Lobster meat is firm, yet smooth and soft to bite.

Lobster is boiled or steamed which is great for maintaining all the goodness in the meat. In fact, due to the cooking method of lobster the meat has a hint of saltiness that comes with eating seafood.

Cooked Lobster tails are sweeter than crab and does not have a fishy smell due to the higher amounts of protein stored in the meat.

Both Lobster and crab can be found at the seafood counter in most supermarkets.

What Is a Lobster Roll?

A Lobster Roll is a popular item on many seafood restaurant menus. It typically consists of lobster meat served cold in a toasted, buttered roll with lemon or lime juice and mayonnaise.

If you’re looking for the perfect way to enjoy lobster tails, try making these delicious lobster rolls!

Can I Cook Frozen Lobster Tails In The Instant Pot?

Yes absolutely. Frozen lobster tails are a great choice when you’re in a hurry or just don’t feel like going to the grocery store.

To cook frozen Instant Pot Lobster tails, simply set the Instant Pot on high pressure for 6 minutes (add an extra minute if the lobster tail size is extra large and reduce by 1 minute if you have small lobster tails).

Frozen Lobster Tail will taste the same once it has cooked. I’m sure you will love this lobster tails recipe. It is simple, fast and delicious.

Yes absolutely. Frozen lobster tails are a great choice when you’re in a hurry or just don’t feel like going to the grocery store.

What Can I Do With the Lobster Shell?

once you’re Lobster tails are cooked perfectly, you’ll be left with some empty lobster shells. If you’re looking for a creative way to use the lobster shells from your Lobster tails, there are lots of fun options.

You can use the shells in Instant Pot Lobster Stock, which is perfect for adding flavor and nutrients to soups, stews, and sauces.

How to Defrost Lobster Tails?

The best way to defrost frozen lobster tails is by placing them in a bowl of cold water, changing the water every 30 minutes or so until the Lobster tails have completely thawed.

You can also defrost lobster tails in the fridge overnight, or by using the defrost setting on your microwave.

To make sure that you don’t end up overcooking your lobster tails when they are still partially frozen, it’s best to wait until it is fully thawed before placing them in the Instant Pot for cooking.

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Instant Pot Lobster Tail

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Instant Pot Lobster Tail recipe is delicious, tasty and packed full of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 4 Lobster Frozen Tails; or 1 cup frozen lobster (2 tails) and
  • 1 Cup Shrimp Or Crab Meat (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/4 Cup Of Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Parsley
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 4 Hot Dog Buns
  • 2 Tablespoons Softened Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning (optional)

Instructions

  1. How To Cook Lobster Tail In The Instant Pot
  2. How to cook lobster tails in the pressure cooker:
  3. Place 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Sprinkle in your old Bay seasoning with the water.
  4. Cut a slice down the back of your lobster tails using kitchen shears or a sharp knife. This will make opening the tail easier once cooked.
  5. Place the trivet inside the Instant Pot, and then add your lobster tails upside down on the trivet. If you don't have a trivet you may use a steamer basket.
  6. Close the Instant Pot lid by twisting the lid on. Close the valve by pushing it away from you. Set your Instant Pot to high pressure for 4 minutes.
  7. Once the cooking process is complete the Instant Pot will beep. Perform a quick release of the pressure before removing the lid.
  8. How To Make Lobster Rolls Using Steamed Lobster Tails
  9. A quick recipe for making Lobster mixture from your steamed Lobster
  10. While your lobster tails are cooking, mix all of the Lobster roll ingredients in a medium bowl (mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper, and butter).
  11. Remove your lobster tails from the Instant Pot with tongs and transfer to a cutting board.
  12. Cut open the Lobster shells from the tails and remove the lobster meat.
  13. If using four lobster tails cut those into pieces and add to your mayonnaise mixture.
  14. If using 1/2 lobster and 1/2 crab meat, add the crab into your mayonaise mixture then mix well.
  15. Add your Seafood mixture to your hotdog roll. Top with fresh parsley, or lemon wedges as a garnish. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 2025mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 34g

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11 Comments

  1. My kids would love these. They are all about lobster rolls and it’s been a while since they’ve had some.

  2. I have never cooked a lobster before in my own home. I think the instant pot would be the best way to do it! These look so tasty!

  3. I just got an Instant pot last Mothers day and I am collecting recipes for meals I can cook in it. These lobster rolls look really delicious. I am adding this to our meal plan for next week.

  4. I could imagine how lobster taste like though I haven’t taste one. Thanks for describing, it confirms my thoughts about it. Hehe.

  5. I love that you’ve included the health benefits. I really do love eating lobster, I’ve got to try these x

  6. This sounds like such a delicious dish, I have to admit though I don’t think I’ve ever had lobster, I should really give it a try!

  7. This sounds like a neat recipe, and I love that you can make it in the instant pot. It is nice to have some different recipes to try out.

  8. I need to make this for my son, we loves the lobster rolls at our local place but they are very expensive there

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