Steamed Lobster with White Wine


Steamed lobster tails. If using cherry tomatoes, it is great over white rice with a little bit of the sauce left in the pot.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 lobsters


  • 2 lobster tails

  • ½ cup white wine

  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, or more to taste (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder, divided

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Carefully cut lobster tails down the center using scissors, making a wide enough incision for the meat to "flower" out during cooking. De-vein the meat, if desired.

  2. Combine wine, cherry tomatoes, butter, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, and salt in a large pot; add lobster tails. Bring heat to medium and steam lobster tails for 4 minutes. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon garlic powder and continue steaming until meat is cooked through and tender, about 3 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

All stoves and pot we use are different. If this is your first time cooking lobster tails, keep an eye to make sure you do not over-cook. Over-cooking will cause the meal to be tough and chewy.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the steaming liquid. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
15g Fat
10g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 46%
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 1684mg 73%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 557mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.