Spiny Lobster Tails

Perfect Weather, Perfect Food!

Fall is a great time of year to visit the gorgeous beaches of Destin Florida.

For many reasons including beautiful weather with perfect temperatures and low humidity, fantastic rates and discounts around town, uncrowded beaches and attractions, and plenty of outdoor festivities on the water that the whole family can enjoy.

Along with the cooler days comes tons of great fishing for anglers of any age, ability or style, as the blending of cool and warm waters surrounding our gorgeous coastal paradise makes the ideal habitat for a plethora of migrating fish species, and a variety of sport fish become available as their seasons open.

One of the local delicacies that are plentiful this time of year is the Rock or Spiny Lobsters, which are hand caught, plucked from the ledges and overhangs of our famous limestone and coral underwater wonderland full of thousands of different species of sea life.

These lobsters do not have claws, like the traditional Atlantic Lobster associated with New England, but they do have deliciously sweet and tender tail meat that many people prefer over the taste of the former. Here is one of our favorite preparations that is both simple and tasty, perfect for fixing up in your suite’s fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy!

Sweet Cream Butter Broiled Florida Spiny Lobster Tails


  • 4 (6-9-ounce) spiny lobster tails, split open in the shell
  • 1/4 stick unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • sea salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


Preheat oven broiler on medium high. Place all 4 of the lobsters on a cookie sheet and make sure they are opened up down the middle.Evenly spread the softened butter over each of the lobster tails’ meat.Lightly season each lobster tail with salt and pepper.Place lobsters in the oven on the middle rack under the broiler.Let lobster cook under the broiler for about 7 minutes or until just barely cooked throughout.Remove lobsters from oven and let cool slightly.Serve lobster tails warm with fresh lemon.

For more tips, recipes and ideas for your visit to Destin, Florida, be sure to make your next reservation at the lovely Sea Oats Motel, an original beachfront favorite for families visiting the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast.

Ideal for the more laidback traveler, the Sea Oats Motel is perfectly situated on Old Highway 98, away from the crowds, yet only a moment away from all the outstanding shopping, dining, and attractions that make our home so amazing. Each of our suites are designed to be your home away from home while visiting our beautiful beaches. Fine furnishings, spacious living areas, sumptuous beds dressed in fresh linens, and large, modern bathrooms will ease your mind and your body.

Not only is the Sea Oats Motel conveniently located just steps from the beach or all the great dining, shopping and entertainment the city offers, but our amenities and service are so outstanding that you may never want to leave. Your family will love lounging around our beautiful, heated pools, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and fragrant blooms, all overlooking endless stretches of private beaches. Our beach services are sure to delight everyone as we arrange time for your family to enjoy our jet skis, paddle boards and parasailing or simply set up some beach chairs with umbrellas and a good book recommendation.

At the Sea Oats Motel in sunny Destin Florida, there’s always something fun to do. So come see what fall has in store for your family on the pristine beaches of the Emerald Coast, call today to learn more or to book your stay! .. 833-803-3320

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