Lobster Pasta with Tomatoes Recipe

Summer offers some of the year’s best seafood, with new-shell lobster at the top of the list. On FreshDirect, you’ll find our best prices on this prized shellfish while the season is at its peak.

basic steamed lobster or lobster rolls are the most popular ways to enjoy it, there are so many other ways to savor lobster’s luscious taste. And when this delicacy is at its most affordable, you’ll absolutely want to try as many different lobster dishes as you can. So today, we’ve got a quick, simple pasta recipe that accentuates that rich seafood flavor by adding in tangy, prime-season burst tomatoes.

After boiling some spaghetti and chopping up the lobster, you can simply just sauté the tomatoes and aromatics, then toss the whole thing together. Serve it with a crisp white wine from FreshDirect Wine & Spirits and you’ve got a piece of summer nirvana all to yourself.

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Lobster Pasta with Burst Tomatoes Recipe

Serves 4

What you’ll need:
One 1 lb package spaghetti or other long pasta
1 cooked lobster or 2 cooked lobster tails
Olive oil
1 medium shallot, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

A big pinch of red chili flakes (to taste)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, or another small variety
1 tablespoon drained capers (optional)
Fresh lemon juice, to finish
Chopped parsley or basil leaves, for garnish

What to do:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Once done, drain pasta, reserving a cup of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, remove meat from lobster claws and tail and chop into bite-size pieces.

Heat a splash of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic, and chili flakes and sauté until softened. Toss in tomatoes and continue cooking until they burst and release some of their juices. Stir in capers and chopped lobster, followed by the cooked pasta. Add cooking water as needed, a splash at a time, to coat everything in a loose sauce.

Divide pasta between plates and sprinkle over some lemon juice and chopped herbs.

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