A Succulent Lobster Pasta Recipe
Lobster is a great dish. So is pasta. Combining them, therefore, just has to be good, right? Absolutely! Lobster combined with pasta makes for a terrific meal. This lobster pasta recipe is designed to give you a mouth-watering tomato-based sauce that will complement both the lobster and the pasta in just the right way.
Lobster Pasta Recipe: Ingredients
You should be able to find all of these ingredients pretty easily. For the lobster, you can either get the lobster fresh, or you can get lobster tails (fresh or frozen). For simplicity I recommend getting the lobster tails. You can also add or drop any ingredient you wish. This is your meal, after all; if you do not like something, feel free to not include it. You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 pounds of lobster
- ½ teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 ½ tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- ½ cup of heavy cream
- Butter (unsalted)
- ½ can of diced tomatoes (28 ounces)
- 1 ¼ chopped cloves of garlic
- ¼ of a large onion (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ clove of minced garlic
- Handful of chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon of basil
- 8 ounces of spaghetti (preferably whole wheat)
This recipe will serve two people.
Lobster Pasta Recipe: Preparation
As with any pasta dish, bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the lobster and cook until the lobster’s shell is bright red. Right after you place the lobster in the water, take a large skillet and melt 3 tablespoons of butter into the skillet over medium heat. Stir, then toss in your onion and your garlic. Make sure your garlic does not brown; you may have to stir every now and then. Then, take another pot of salted water to boil and boil your spaghetti for 8-10 minutes, until tender.
When your lobster is finished (with a red shell and opaque white meat), cut the tail in half down the middle, lengthwise, and put the halves in the skillet, with the meat facing down. Cook these tails for 2 ½ to 3 minutes. Keep an eye on your spaghetti; at this point, your spaghetti should almost be done. You will need to drain the pasta whenever it is finished. In the meantime, add the tomatoes into the skillet, bring the mixture to a boil, then add the cinnamon, basil, olive oil, and salt and pepper to the mix. You will need to stir this mixture constantly for about 8-11 minutes. During this time, slowly add and mix in the heavy cream. Then, turn the heat down to medium and stir occasionally. If the pasta is finished, you can proceed to the next step; if it is not, then drain the pasta whenever it is done.
Lobster Pasta Recipe: Serving
Take the parsley – ensuring that it is finely chopped – and add to the pot of spaghetti along with a teaspoon of butter. Toss, and then place on the plate. You can either put the lobster halves on the plate and then put the tomato sauce on top, or you can actually remove the meat from the shell and do the same. Either way, the tomato sauce will go on top of the pasta with the lobster meat on the sauce. A sprig of parsley on the plate will add a nice touch to the dinner. Now a chilled glass of white wine is all you need to enjoy this meal – in addition to your date, of course!
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