Update: The pricing on this page was last updated on 12/8/2020
4-6 Ounce Small Lobster Tails from Maine
Small lobster tails are usually the tails from 1-1.25 lb lobster. Arguably, these smaller tails are easier to cook just right, but there’s no compelling reason to think that smaller or larger lobster tails are inherently better than the other. That said, as with live lobsters, smaller tails generally have bigger supplies and cheaper prices.
|Lobster Type||Min Lobster Order||Price/tail*||Price/4 Tails**||Shipping||Order|
|Fulton Fish Market (from CAN)||2||$16.15||$131.60||Free@$99+|
|The Crab Place||2||$18.13||$102.50||$29.95|
|Global Seafoods||5 lbs (16-20 tails)||$10.55||$206.20||$16.20|
|Cape Porpoise Lobster Company||2||$29.15||$116.58||FREE|
|Graffam Bros Lobster||1||$12.00||$102.98||$48.00|
|Lucky Catch Lobster||2||$27.25||$109.00||FREE|
|The Lobster Guy||2||$34.00||$186.80||$50.80|
|Maine Lobster Now||1||$13.99||$85.96||$30.00|
|James Hook Lobster Company||1||$19.98||$199.97||$119.99|
|Get Maine Lobster||4||$30.00||$139.98||$19.99|
|Crazy Lobster Shellfish||1||$9.99||$89.21||$47.65|
|Lobster Trap Company||4||$9.00||$63.23||$24.23|
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* These prices do not include shipping except when noted otherwise.
** Price for 4 lobsters INCLUDES shipping based on a standardized location. Exact costs may vary.
We generally recommend small or medium-sized lobster tails, especially for first-timers who aren’t yet sure of their favorite way to eat lobster. Don’t be confused by the weight of the frozen, shipped lobster tail. Accounting for the shell and water weight, guests will need at least 2-3 tails to feel like they had a reasonably full meal.
For gourmet chefs, the biggest reason to choose smaller or larger lobster tails is often in the presentation. If the lobster tails are seen as only one of the featured ingredients on the plate, then smaller tails probably make more sense. Larger tails are probably better if you want the lobster to be the focal point of the entree.
Cooking Times for Small Maine Lobster Tails
For many people, it’s a thrill to simply get the fundamentals of cooking lobster tails right for the first time. Let’s start with the basic cooking times for small lobster tails. If cooking large batches of more than 6 tails at a time, then it may be necessary to cook the tails for an extra minute, especially if you don’t move the tails around during the cook. These are just guidelines, some trial-and-error may be necessary to produce the best results.
Boiling Times for 4-6 oz Lobster Tails
Steaming Times for 4-6 oz Lobster Tails
Fresh Maine lobster tails can also be broiled, baked, or grilled.
Why Maine Lobster Tails?
For overall quality, the size of the lobster tail is insignificant compared to its type and origin. Maine lobster tails are by far the most coveted in the world. These lobsters yield a sweeter-tasting meat but with a firmer texture. This is why Quality Seafood Delivery focuses primarily on Maine lobster tails. If you’re looking to offer a true fine-dining experience for a special occasion, this is the way to go. All the choices on this page will pack a ton of sweet, rich flavor into a tiny shell casing.