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!