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how long do you boil lobster tails

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Lobster tails should boil for no more than 10 - 12 minutes, depending on their size. The meat should be a bright white, and have no hints of gray in it when it is cooked properly. The shell should be a vibrant reddish orange color and the juice from the lobster tail should drip from the lobster tail clear, with no cloudy nodes to it.

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They should boil for about five to seven minutes. Make sure that your water is at a full boil when you put the tails in the water.

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When boiling lobster tails, here's what you do: you drop the tails in boiling water, bring back to a boil, lower heat and cook for 3-5 minutes for 1-3 ounces, 5-7 minutes for 4-6 ounces, 10-12 minutes for 10-12 ounces, and 15-20 minutes for more. Do not over boil as these will become very soggy.

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