How much does an average lobster tail weigh without the shell?

For a large Brazilian lobster tail the average weight is 12-14 ounce (340g to 396g), while a Jumbo size is within 16-20 ounce (450g to 566g) and for a magnum size, the weight ranges from 20-24 ounce (566g to 680g).

Sources suggest that for a lobster tail to be legally sold, it must weigh at least 3 ounces (85g). The tail holds the biggest piece of meat in the lobster. Learn more here.

Find ways to cook a lobster tail at LobsterHelp.com.

Check out delicious lobster tail recipes at Food Network.

In the news, contamination closes part of Maine coast to lobster fishing. According to a group of scientists involved in studying the contamination, state officials were briefed about high levels of mercury contamination in lobsters caught around the mouth of the Penobscot River more than three years before the Department of Marine Resources shut the area down for fishing

Updated on Monday, February 24 2014 at 04:01AM EST