Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lobster Fra Diavolo

Another day of shoveling, last minute shopping and more shoveling. Who ordered all this white stuff anyway? Come in from shoveling and bitter cold and warm your souls with some Lobster Fra Diavlo…. Fresh lobster, jumbo shrimp and scallops sautéed with shallots and garlic in a spicy and very flavorful marinara sauce. Served over linguine, and shared with good friends, it’s fabulous!

One of my favorite seasonal dishes served very hot or to your taste. I’ll guarantee you’ll thaw out in no time. Serve with a nice dry red, and be merry.

2 fresh (1 ½ #) lobsters
3 oz olive oil
4 garlic cloves, smashed
2 medium shallots, minced
2lb cooked shrimp
½ lb fresh scallops, diced
1 TBL fresh basil, chopped
1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped
1 TBL Italian parsley, chopped
¼ tsp white pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes – start with ½ tsp if the heat is too much for you :)
2 tsp tobasco sauce
4 cups marinara sauce
½ cup dry red wine
1 lb linguine

·Boil lobsters, cool & pick all the lobster meat from tail, body and claws. Set aside
·In a skillet, heat olive oil, garlic & shallots briefly
·Add lobster meat, diced scallops, herbs and spices. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.
·Add marinara sauce, red wine & cooked shrimp. Bring to just a boil, then lower heat and let simmer 5-8 minutes.

·Serve over warm linguine & toss well. Enjoy!

When I came in from scurrying around in the snow doing last minute shopping, I found a delicious surprise waiting for me under the Christmas tree. Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus! What great friends we have. Happy holidays!


Anonymous said...

This will work for me! I love this dish and yours looks so delicious!
Little elves brought you a Compari? ;) Merry Christmas to you both :)

YankeeSoaper said...

Compari indeed Maryann :) and no coal! LOL Thank you & happy holidays

Chef Chuck said...

Hi Jady, I love that dish!
The claw of the lobster just pulled me in. Yum!!
Thanks, Chuck

YankeeSoaper said...

Hi Chuck -- thanks very much!

~~louise~~ said...

Are you sure you haven't been reading my mind? I have had such a "yen" for "Lobster Fra Diavolo" you may have just filled the desire. It looks just wonderful!

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