Lobster Diavolo Pappardelle Pasta
Some like their lobster cold, we like it spicy. Kick things up a notch with this delicious lobster diavolo pappardelle pasta from our 2019 Culinary Guide and taste lobster the way you never have before!
|4||whole shelled lobsters|
|4 tbsp||olive oil, divided|
|1 cup + a splash||local white wine|
|to taste||sea salt|
|500g||dry pappardelle noodles|
|1/2||fennel bulb, tough ends removed|
|1||small yellow onion, peeled|
|1/3 cup||tomato paste|
|3 398ml||cans crushed tomatoes|
|3 tbsp||white wine vinegar|
|3 tbsp||unsalted butter|
|1/2 cup||parsley, chopped|
|3 tbsp||chili oil|
|garnish||hard aged cheese|
Preparation time: 1 hr
- In a food processor, chop carrot, fennel, onion and chili’s until small and uniform.
- In a large pot, warm olive oil over medium-low heat and sweat the chopped vegetables until tender and the fennel and onions have become translucent. Season with a few pinches of salt.
- Add tomato paste to pot, stir and let cook for a minute until it sticks to the vegetables.
- Deglaze pot with a splash of wine. Simmer until wine has reduced slightly, then add crushed tomatoes and vinegar. Stir, then cover and let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.
- In a large frying pan, heat remaining olive oil over medium heat. Cut lobster into 1-2″ pieces. Once the pan is up to temperature, add lobster and sprinkle with sea salt. Cook lobster 5 to 6 minutes, turning halfway through until the meat is opaque and firm to touch. Remove lobster and set aside to cool.
- Add a cup of wine to the frying pan to deglaze and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes until reduced by half. Add remaining liquid to the simmering tomato sauce and stir.
- Cook paste to el dente, rinse, set to the side.
- Add butter and most of the parsley, saving a bit for garnish, to simmering tomato sauce. Taste the sauce, and, if needed, add salt to taste.
- Remove sauce from heat and add noodles and lobster. Toss gently.
- Garnish with parsley, chili oil and hard aged cheese. Serve immediately.
Local Source Guide:
Wine: We’re fortunate to have fantastic white wine right here in Nova Scotia. Visit our website’s Eat & Drink section for a list of wineries.
Seafood: Gidney Fisheries, Comeau’s Seafood Limited, Evan’s Seafood & Restaurant, Arichat Seafood Market, Clearwater Seafoods Ltd. or Fishermen’s Market have you covered for all of your local seafood needs.
Recipe & Photography provided by: Jessica Emin, @eatwithjessie