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Lobster Pasta With Champagne Butter Sauce

If you're looking to spoil yourself or someone special, there's no better way to do that than with this incredible Lobster Pasta!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: date night recipes, lobster pasta, pasta recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 878kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bucatini pasta
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup champagne,
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, plus more for garnishing
  • 1 lemon, juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 4-5 uncooked lobster tails, shells removed
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the panko, toss to coat in olive oil and cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes until the bottom begins to turn golden brown. Toss and cook 1-2 more minutes until lightly toasted. Set aside.
    toasted panko
  • While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat (I use my dutch oven) then add the champagne, garlic, shallot, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the lobster tails in the pot, cover and simmer for 5-6 minutes, or until they turn opaque and curl up. Transfer the tails to a cutting board and chop into 1 inch chunks.
    lobster in butter sauce
  • Mix the half and half into the butter sauce and reduce the heat to medium-low, then transfer the cooked pasta and parmesan cheese into the pot with the butter sauce and mix. Carefully mix in the lobster, and heat for 1-2 minutes to warm up the lobster. Then mix in the toasted panko.
    lobster pasta in a pot
  • Garnish with more parmesan cheese and parsley if desired. I also like to add a squeeze of lemon juice and some lemon zest for a little zing!

Nutrition

Calories: 878kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 325mg | Potassium: 410mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 2mg