Daybreak Interview: How to make a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Even though things are a bit different this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s nothing stopping you from cooking a delicious and romantic meal at home.

Chef Scottie Johnson, a private chef from Houston County and winner of the Georgia Seafood Festival, has an idea of what to make your sweetheart.

Click on the link to learn how to make butter poached lobster tails.

Butter Poached Lobster Tails:


– 2-3 tbsp. white wine or water
– 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter cut into 1 tbsp. pieces
– (4) 3 oz. lobster tails, raw
– salt/pepper/Cajun seasoning, pinch of each
– fresh chopped tarragon
– Small pot or a saucepan
– fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
– fresh lemon


In a saucepan, bring the liquid to a simmer over medium heat. Whisk in 1 tbs. butter, when butter melts add another piece. Continuing adding butter pieces until complete. Do not let the butter come to a boil or the butter will separate. Add chopped tarragon. Try to keep the butter to a simmer.
Season raw lobster tails and Cook for 6-8 minutes and turn tails in butter mixture. Again, make sure the butter does not come to a boil, reduce the heat if necessary. Be careful not to overcook lobster. Lobster tails should have an an internal temperature of about 140-145.
Use the butter mixture as a sauce and garnish with parsley and fresh lemon juice.
Ä*Note – You can use a instant read thermometer if wanted.

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