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Honey Cajun Smoked Lobster Tails
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Honey Cajun Smoked Lobster Tails for all you sweet and spicy seafood lovers!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Cajun Smoked Lobster Tails
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Derek Wolf
Ingredients
Lobster:
  • 6-8 Lobster Tails
  • 1.5 tbsp Canola Oil
  • Sliced Lemons for garnish
Cajun Seasoning:
  • 2.5 tsp of Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp of Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp of Smoked Paprika
  • 1.5 tsp of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp of Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp of Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp of Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp of Cayenne Powder
Honey Butter Glaze:
  • ½ cup Butter unsalted
  • 1.5 tbsp Local Honey
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Parsley
Instructions
  1. Using kitchen shears, cut in the middle of the top of the lobster shell all the way down to the tail. Try to avoid cutting the meat. Once fully cut, use a spoon to go underneath the top of the shell to separate the meat from the shell. Carefully lift the meat up and out from the shell (while still attached at the base of the tail). Lay the meat on top of the shell. Using a knife, make shallow slits lengthwise down the meat. Repeat this for all the lobster tails.
  2. Lather your lobster tails with oil and in a bowl mix the cajun seasoning. Season the lobster liberally and set aside until ready to use.
  3. Preheat your smoker to a medium-high temperature of 375F. Feel free to add wood chips or chunks for additional smoke flavor.
  4. Once the smoker is ready, add the lobster tails on and cook indirectly for 15-20 minutes. The lobster tails are done when they turn from translucent to completely white (or the internal temperature is 145F).
  5. About 10 minutes before the lobster tails are finished cooking, add your basting skillet to the smoker. Melt your butter in the skillet then slowly integrate the rest of the Honey Butter Glaze ingredients. Mix together thoroughly, then lightly glaze the outside of the lobster tails before they come off the smoker. Save some butter for dipping at the end!
  6. When the lobster tails are done, pull them off and let them cool for 2 minutes. Pour the leftover butter sauce into a dipping bowl. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Honey Cajun Smoked Lobster Tails
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 1374mg60%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 1022IU20%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.