MMMmmmm Food!

MMMmmmm Food!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lobster with Lemon Garlic Pasta!

Lobster with Lemon & Garlic Pasta!
Hey Tazzy... you pick a good spot to chew that bone and Daddy is going to cook up a yummy dinner!
What a great surprise - to come home from a long day of work and John has done all the grocery shopping for dinner.  One might think, "Oh dear God!  What a terrible gift - you have to cook dinner now!  YUCK" - well not I!  This is going to be fun!  AND LOBSTER!

What I used:

1/2 pound lobster meat
3 tbsp butter
1/2 pound fresh fusilli pasta
2 cloves garlic
1 lemon
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp pasta sauce (*use regular sauce - not can of tomatoes like in picture)
ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley

(Serves two people)

In a large pan, melt 2 tbsp butter and olive oil - when melted, add minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute.  
Turn heat off and add 2 tbsp tomato basil sauce and 2 tbsp lemon juice (1/2 lemon).  Grind some black pepper on the sauce too.

Put a large pot of salted water on to boil.
Chop up the lobster into good sized chunks.  (*Note - the claw meat usually has a thin piece of cartilage in it - just use your finger to pull the meat away from it - throw hard stuff out!)
Once the water is boiling, add the pasta for about 3 minutes.
Add pasta to the garlic/lemon sauce - toss in the chopped lobster meat and the remaining 1 tbsp butter.
Turn the heat back on under the pan to about medium.  Heat up the lobster meat for about 2-3 minutes.
Chop up about two tbsp of flat leaf parsley and garnish each plate with it!  Squeeze the remaining 1/2 lemon between the two plates.  This last bit of lemon juice really makes the pasta taste fresh and lemony!  Done!  How easy is that?


  1. This looks like your most delectable dish yet... mouth watering......... mmmmmm lobster

  2. this looks delicious. and easy! only problem - no cash for the lobster!