Italian seafood and pasta recipe: spaghetti with lobster

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pasta all'astice The beauty of many pasta dishes is that you can get very creative with what is a traditional Italian recipe. If you want to experiment with something more elaborate, you can try this version of Italian seafood, of pasta with lobster or crayfish. It’s perfect for a special occasion where you can show off your culinary skills.

Ingredients required: a medium-sized lobster, 200 grams of spaghetti (for two people), plenty of parsley, half a glass of dry white wine, one spring onion, olive oil, pepper and salt. For advice on the amount of pasta to use, see our post on the cooking the perfect pasta dish.

This recipe uses the lobster not only for its flavour, but also its decorative qualities on the plate. You can either use a fresh lobster, or a frozen one that has already been cooked so that all you need to do is re-heat it in boiling salty water. Cook the spaghetti in boiling water, and in the meantime chop up the spring onion and heat in a non-stick pan with the olive oil. Add the wine and allow it to evaporate. Cut the lobster exactly in half, leaving the flesh in the shell.

Place the lobster in the pan with the other ingredients to heat it for another couple of minutes Remove the lobster from the pan, drain the spaghetti and then place it in the pan, tossing well with the other ingredients and adding some pepper and parsley. Serve the spaghetti, placing the lobster on top. This tasty dish should be served quite hot.

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