How To: Make king crab cakes stuffed with lobster tails

Make king crab cakes stuffed with lobster tails

In the spirit of foods stuffed with other foods such as Turducken and macaroni and cheese stuffed meat loaf, comes this seafood inside seafood dish. This video tutorial shows how to make King Crab stuffed lobster tails. This gourmet meal is surprisingly easy to pull off, provided you're working with some decent crustaceans.


Two 12-14 oz. Maine Lobster Tails
1 dozen Mini King Crab Cakes
1 Tbsp. clarified butter
1 Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil
1 clove garlic, crushed

Fill a 12 qt. pot with enough water to cover the lobster tails without spilling over. Bring water to a rolling boil and add the lobster tails. Start your timer when the water returns to a full boil. Timer should be set for 6-7 minutes. When the timer goes off, remove the lobster tails from the cooking pot, and cool under cold running water.
Pre-heat oven to 350°. Using a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the lobster shell in half lengthwise. Do this by starting at the tail and cut through the bottom side all the way to the front. Flip the lobster tail over and repeat this on the top side.

After the lobster tails are halved, cut a 1/4" deep slit into the length of the tail meat. Lay each lobster tail half on a lightly oiled or foil covered baking sheet and press the mini king crab cakes into the slit in the meat and covering the exposed meat on top. Place the butter and garlic in a sauté, and heat until garlic becomes fragrant. Brush or spoon garlic butter/oil over the Mini King Crab cakes. Place the tray in the oven on the center rack, for approximately 10 minutes or until stuffing is golden brown. Broil for 1-2 minutes for crisper top.

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