If all you want is the lobster tail, does it make a difference whether it is from a cold water lobster (a Maine lobster) or a warm water lobster (a spiny lobster or rock lobster)?
Cold water Maine lobster tails is usually whiter, sweeter, and cleaner tasting, and the meat is usually firm but tender. Cold water lobster tail is also usually more dependable; warm water lobster tail is more likely to become mushy during cooking, to have less flavor, or to have a yellow or even grayish color.
Dan “The Lobster Man” from our friends at Lobster Gram shows how to make Maine lobster tail at home:
Maine Lobster by Sarah Ackerman