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Chipotle Steamed and Seared Lobster Tails

Chipotle peppers are delicious jalapeno peppers that have been smoked and dried, so they bring a wonderful flavor to steamed fish and shellfish. Double it up with a smoky chipotle rub and you've got a double bang of flavor. It's not very spicy, but full of rich flavor. We served ours with a bit of melted butter and seared asparagus, but skip the butter for low-calorie goodness.

Chipotle Steamed and Seared Lobster Tails

Chipotle Steamed and Seared Lobster Tails


  • 1 large 1 ¼ pound lobster tail, cut in half lengthwise
  • 12 ounces Mexican style beer
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 4 chipotle peppers, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Rub each lobster tail half with olive oil and chipotle chili powder. Season with salt and pepper as desired. (NOTE: for even lower calories, skip the olive oil and use a spray oil)
  2. To a large steamer, add Mexican beer, garlic, chipotle peppers and sea salt.
  3. Add lobsters and cover tightly.
  4. Steam the lobsters over a high flame for about 12 minutes, or until lobster is cooked through, white and opaque.
  5. Heat a sauté pan to high heat and add butter.
  6. Remove lobsters from steamer and sear the meat side in butter about 1 minute.
  7. Serve!

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