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Lobster Pasta

Lobster Pasta is a rich and delicious seafood pasta dinner. Lemon and garlic angel hair pasta with grilled lobster tails for a restaurant quality meal.

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Serve lobster pasta with an Easy Green Salad and Garlic Bread or Cheddar Bay Biscuits.

Plate of angel hair pasta with lobster tail, cut in half.

Lemon pasta paired with garlic butter lobster tails is an elegant dinner perfect for any celebration or holiday occasion and ready in about 30 minutes.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Lobster Tails
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Butter
  • Minced Garlic
  • Ground Rosemary
  • Dried Thyme
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Maple Syrup
  • Fresh Lemons ~ Zest and juice.
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Angel Hair Pasta
  • Parsley
Skillet of lobster pasta.

Step By Step Directions

Cutting lobster tails in half, seasoning, grilling (collage).

STEP 1 Use kitchen shears to cut the lobster tails in half lengthwise. Brush with olive oil and season with kosher salt and pepper.

STEP 2 Prepare a grill fire to 350°.

STEP 3 Grill lobster tails, cut side down for 5 minutes with the grill closed. Turn the lobster tails and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 145°. Remove from grill. Tent with foil.

Making toasted garlic butter collage.

STEP 4 Make the garlic butter by melting butter in a small skillet with minced garlic. Cook over low heat until garlic is lightly toasted. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Stir in ground rosemary, dried thyme, smoked paprika, pepper and maple syrup.

Collage of grilled lobster tails cut in half, brushing with garlic butter.

STEP 5 Brush garlic butter over lobster tails and keep warm until pasta is ready.

Making garlic lemon sauce for pasta (collage).

STEP 6 Cook pasta in boiling water.

Make the sauce in a large skillet while the pasta is cooking. Add butter, olive oil and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring often for 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and a scoop of the pasta water.

Whisk in lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Use tongs to remove cooked pasta from the water into the sauce. Add the parmesan cheese and toss until thoroughly combined.

Lemon garlic pasta in a skillet, board with cheese, parsley and bread.

STEP 7 Garnish with parsley.

Skillet of lemon pasta topped with grilled lobster tails.

STEP 8 Top pasta with lobster tails and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Broil the Lobster: Prepare lobster tails as directed. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Preheat broiler and cook for 4- 6 minutes until lobster reaches 145°. Brush with garlic butter.

Shrimp: If you don’t have lobster available, jumbo shrimp makes a great substitution.

Storage: Store leftover pasta and lobster in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat: Remove lobster from shells and cut into bite size pieces. Heat pasta and lobster in a pan with a few tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Stir often until heated through.

Occasions: Lobster Pasta is great for special occasions and holidays like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or anniversary celebrations.

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Lobster tails with lemon pasta on a plate.

This easy lemon pasta and grilled lobster recipe is sure to impress for any special occasion. Add our Lobster Pasta to your next date night or celebration dinner at home.

Yield: 4 Servings

Lobster Pasta

Lobster tails cut in half over lemon spaghetti pasta.

Lobster Pasta is a rich and delicious seafood pasta dinner. Lemon and garlic angel hair pasta with grilled lobster tails for a restaurant quality meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the Lobster Tails:

  • 4 lobster tails
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

For the Garlic Butter

  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup

For the Lemon Pasta:

  • 1 pound angel hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 -3 lemons zest and 1/2 cup juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Prepare a grill fire to 350°.
  2. Using kitchen shears, cut the lobster tails in half lengthwise, through the shell to make 2 piece out of each tail.
  3. Brush the lobster flesh with olive oil and season with kosher salt and pepper.
  4. Grill lobster tails, flesh side down for 5 minutes with the grill closed. Turn the lobster tails and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 145°.
  5. Remove from grill. Tent with foil.
  6. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a small skillet with 4 cloves minced garlic. Cook over low heat, stirring until garlic is lightly toasted. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Stir in ground rosemary, dried thyme, smoked paprika, pepper and maple syrup.
  7. Brush garlic butter over lobster tails and keep warm until pasta is ready.
  8. Cook pasta in boiling water.
  9. Meanwhile, make the lemon garlic sauce in a large skillet . Add 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup olive oil and 2 minced garlic cloves to the skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring often for 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and a scoop of the pasta water. Whisk in lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes.
  10. Use tongs to remove cooked pasta from the water into the sauce. Add the parmesan cheese and toss until thoroughly combined.
  11. Garnish with parsley and top with garlic butter lobster tails.

Notes

Broil the Lobster: Prepare lobster tails as directed. Place on a rimmed baking sheet. Preheat broiler and cook for 4- 6 minutes until lobster reaches 145°. Brush with garlic butter.

Shrimp: If shrimp isn't available, shrimp makes a great option.

Storage: Store leftover pasta and lobster in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Reheat: Remove lobster from shells and cut into bite size pieces. Heat pasta and lobster in a pan with a few tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Stir often until heated through.

Occasions: Lobster Pasta is great for special occasions and holidays like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or anniversary celebrations.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 891Total Fat: 61gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 178mgSodium: 1036mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 4gSugar: 10gProtein: 35g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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