There are many different ways and recipes for cooking lobster tail. Lobster tail can be boiled, broiled, baked or grilled and prepared in various different ways depednig on what you are looking for from your meal. If you wish to just use a simple recipe to cook the lobster tail it is recomended that you bring six cups of salted water to boiling and simmer uncovered for 8 to 12 minutes after adding the lobster tail to the boiling water.
You will know they are done when the shell turns bright red and the meat feels tender when inserting a fork. This simple method can be used to cook four 8 ounce lobster tails.