Florida Lobster Tails, or "Bugs"

Jane Whittaker


We live right on the ocean and friends that shrimp, lobster, and fish.
This is what I do with some of the shrimp, and most of the time the lobsters, or as we call them "Bugs".
Feel free to add more or less ingredients to your steaming water, I never measure, just dump everything in.


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4 medium
lobster tails depends on their size how many you need
8 c
water, or enough to steam the lobsters want them above the water
1 large
lemon, cut in half
1 large
onion, peeled and quartered
2 medium
cloves garlic
1/2 c
white wine, whatever you like to drink, for this i like chardonnay
1 to 2 tsp
hot sauce, more if you like
1 Tbsp
hot horseradish
1 tsp
each salt and pepper
1 tsp
dill weed

How to Make Florida Lobster Tails, or "Bugs"


  • 1You will need something to steam the lobsters in I have a pot with a steamer insert in that I use for this
  • 2Before you cook the lobster tails, take a sharp knife and cut them to split the shells. Don't cut them in half, just cut them so eating them will be easier when they are cooked
  • 3Put everything in the water except the lobster tails.
    Bring the seasoned water to a simmering boil.
  • 4Put the lobster tails in the steamer basket, cover, and steam until they turn bright red, and flesh is translucent. this could take from 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size of the lobster.
  • 5Serve with melted butter.

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About Florida Lobster Tails, or "Bugs"

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American

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