Lobster Spaghetti

I have a thing for lobstah. I’m completely jealous of those who live in New England who have access to these lovely crustaceans on a whim. Not to mention on the cheap. Further down the East Coast where I live they’re definitely NOT cheap but somethings are worth splurging for and in my opinion lobster is one of them.  I like them just dipped in butter, on a ROLL with even more butter, and most definitely hiding in a bed bed of spicy pasta.

Lobster chunks hiding amongst long strands of golden sauce laden sumptuous spaghetti. Sign me up any day of the week. And if you get your lobster steamed ahead of time at your favorite fish monger this decadent dish comes together in the time it takes for you to cook the pasta. To al dente perfection of course. No more, no less. Al dente.

Looking for an impressive dish to make for a special occasion? For that special someone? Or heck just because you want to treat yourself! This is the one.  Looks like a million bucks and won’t have you slaving in the kitchen all day! Go ahead and grab a lobstah and for goodness sakes invite me over ; ) I’ll bring the wine.

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Baci!

Lobster Spaghetti

What You Will Need:

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 shallots - minced
  • 4 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper chili flakes
  • 1 cup stock
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • salt/pepper
  • 6 Roma tomatoes - cubed
  • 2 lobster tails – steamed and cut into cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

What To Do:

  1. Place a large pot of salted water onto boil. When boiling cook spaghetti until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain.
  2. Into a large saute pan add: olive oil, shallots, garlic and chili flakes. Cook over medium heat for approximately 2-3 minutes until softened.
  3. Add wine and stock. Season with salt/pepper. Allow sauce to thicken.
  4. When thickened add tomatoes and lobster meat.
  5. Add pasta. Toss to combine. If mixture is too thick, loosen with a little pasta water.
  6. Garnish with basil.
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23 Comments

  1. 1

    Drool. That is all. Seriously can not handle this, I need lobster in my life!

  2. 2

    This looks succulent! I have a thing for lobster too. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  3. 3

    Oh how I need some lobstah! :)

  4. 4

    Girl, this is brilliant. I adore that shot of the lobster, so wish we were neighbors, I’d be right over!

  5. 5

    I’m with you. It’s a bit irritating to live on the East Coast yet not have the same access to lobster that ‘they’ have up there. Grrrrrr. I guess at least we don’t have 5′ of snow in the winter.

    I’m loving your dish. Pasta and lobster. Yeah, there won’t be any sharing in this house.

  6. 6

    Lobster is such a great summer treat. I really love your photo of the lobster on the newspaper, great color and composition. This looks fantastic and easy to make, I’m adding it to my recipe queue now!

  7. 7

    Mmmm!! I need to hide this post from my son – we were at the grocery the other day and he was loudly begging for lobster. He would go gah gah over this, and you already know how much he loves your carbonara!

  8. 8

    HA! Look at that guy just looking at us. You know how I love lobster… and being in Boston, where we can get it for $4/lb, it’s stupid not to buy it whenever you want. Next time, I’m making this dish!

  9. 9

    I was pretty much mesmerized when you posted this on IG – so pretty!

  10. 10

    Just fabulous! Two of my fovorite foods combined into a single dish!

  11. 11

    Um, YES. We just did lobster tails last week and I still dream of the glory.

  12. 12

    Paula, I’m with you — lobstah, hoohah! (But, it’s even more cost prohibitive in Oklahoma.) For now, I’ll swoon at the sight of your Lobster Spaghetti, but I’ve been known to treat myself now and then… :)

  13. 13

    you had me at “lobster” looks divine

  14. 14

    Wonderful pasta and fresh, beautiful looking lobster.

  15. 15

    OMG, what time is dinner? Lobster is so expensive here that it’s a rare treat for us. Wish I could step back all those years ago when hubby was stationed on the coast of Maine and we’d go to the lobster houses. All you could eat for $5 a person.

  16. 16

    I haven’t had lobster in forever, and this looks too good!

  17. 17

    Mmmmmm…these lobster recipes look SO good!!! Sounds great with spaghetti!

  18. 18

    I just discovered your site via Instagram. I love your photos – so creative and captivating.

  19. 19

    Hellllloooo lobstah! Shiver of happiness every time I look at that bowl :D xoxo

  20. 20
    Joanne (inspired taste) /

    Looks absolutely divine!!

  21. 21

    mmmmm yum! This looks amazing , Paula!

  22. 22
    Melissa /

    Forgive me, I am preparing to get my grocery list together, but I am not sure what you mean by “Stock”? Chicken stock? Veggie?? I don’t want to mess this up, but I am not a seasoned chef! What do I need to make stock to make this dish perfect?

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