Thursday, February 12, 2009

Chef Chuck's Lobster and Spaghetti




Spaghetti con aragosta

This lobster recipe is an elegant and light dish. A very simple Italian feast
with sweet and succulent lobster. Lobsters are found all over the world in many different colors. They are a deep water crustacean, that is a gift from the sea. Roasting the whole garlic releases a mild nutty flavor. The fresh basil adds to the delicate taste.

Lobster and Spaghetti
1 lobster 1/2 pound cut in half
1/2 pound spaghetti
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves whole
2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta in salted water till al dente. In a separate frying pan on medium heat
add olive oil and garlic cloves for 2 minutes. Cut lobster in half and add a third of the basil, salt, pepper. Turn pan on high heat with lid and cook for 3 minutes then add pasta, pepper flakes and the remaining basil.
Buon Appetito

24 comments:

  1. Hi Chuck! Your lobster does look wonderful and it's such a good price these days. Can you send over a bowl? I haven't had my supper yet ;) Keep that wonderful cooking coming, my friend!

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  2. Bliss indeed! Looks scrumptious Chuck!

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  3. Hi Maryann, That should build up your appetite for supper. I will send it one day mail, it would taste just as good cold! Yes it was a good price, my wife and I split the lobster tail for a good treat.
    Thank You, and take care.

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  4. Oh how decadent! This would be perfect for a romantic Valentine's meal.

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  5. I think I'll have to come over to the States just to try this, it's simple but perfect. Lobster is very expensive on this side of the world- but I love it!

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  6. Hi Scintilla, If you come to the U.S.look me up. I will cook this dish anytime for you and your loves!! Yes the price of these sea bugs were reasonable.
    Thank You

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  7. I would pay big money for this dish right now! It's one of my favorite combos.

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  8. Hi Live.Love.Eat, Its my favorite too, I am with you on that !! Thank You

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  9. Magnificent!! Do you have any leftovers?? I highly doubt it!

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  10. Hi Proud Italian Cook, Your right theirs no more!
    Thank You

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  11. Ciao Chuck! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say ciao! So happy to hear you enjoy it. (I have responded to your comments on my blog, so check back if you don't have follow ups emailed to you.) I just found your blog linked to on Bell'Avventura, and I look forward to following it. Yum... this looks divine! It reminds me of my birthday last summer in Amalfi when I had a wonderful pasta with lobster for the first time at Ristorante Lo Smeraldino. Now I can try to make it myself. Grazie!

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  12. Hello Laura, Thanks for the info, my new friend!

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  13. thanks! look at that lobster dish! Amazing! Now I'm craving sea food!

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  14. Ash, Go have some seafood soon!!
    Thanks So Much!

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  15. Omg, that looks amazing! I love lobster in any dish, but I especially like the addition of garlic and basil in this dish. You really can never go wrong with Italian food!

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  16. Hello Irene, Thanks for your comment, I agree we love lobster many different ways!!

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  17. Wow such a tasty looking dish!! Is the lobster cooked already, or do you just cook it in the pan as you say?

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  18. Hi Anne, This Lobster was cooked in the pan with it's shell to give us more Flavor!! Thank You

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  19. Your presentation is beautiful. (I can't remember the last time I had lobster, you are making me crave it right now.)

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  20. Hello Casalba, Thank you so much, I hope it will be soon when you may indulge!

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  21. Oh wow! My husband's favorite! Gorgeous!

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  22. Hi Jamie, I am glad this is his favorite, Enjoy!
    Thank You

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