Pasta with the Lobster Sauce - our Christmas Eve Tradition
This is more than a recipe for Pasta with a Lobster Sauce - writing this out brings back a flood of memories of days gone by. Every Christmas Eve which my parents ALWAYS hosted - we would have a feast.
My mother would be at the stove - making her famous lobster sauce. The aroma of the food and the cheerful anticipation of the fabulous seafood my mother would serve come rushing back in our minds. Being one of 9 children my mother always had a child on her hip and a wooden spoon in her hand stirring a beautiful sauce that she was serving.
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have over the years.
Pasta with Lobster Sauce Ingredients for a large crowd:
- 4-5 pounds of linguini pasta
- 6 lobsters - about two pounds each in size
- Olive Oil
- Shallots - 3 large
- Garlic cloves - 6
- Hot pepper seed
- Crushed tomato - 12 -15 ounce
- 1 cup of white wine or champagne and a splash more!
- Clam Juice - 2 bottles about 16 ounces total
- chopped parsley
- sweet unsalted butter
- 1 can of lobster pate - see our agromare lobster pate from Terramare
The day before you serve - boil the lobsters by twisting them in half and dropping them into a pot of boiling water over high heat. Return water to boiling and then lower the heat to medium and cook for about 12-18 minutes. The shells will turn bright red and the tail meat will be opaque and firm when checked. Store in bowl in refrigerator until the next day when you will crack open shells and take all lobster meat and roe out and put in large bowl for the sauce preparation.
When ready to prepare coat your large open pan with olive oil and sauté your chopped garlic and shallots along with the hot pepper seed. Add your crushed tomato and let that cook for about 10 minutes. Then add your wine or champagne, the clam juice and all the lobster and roe. Add the lobster pate and let cook another 10 minutes. When done add your 2 sticks of butter you have chopped into cubes and a big handful of chopped parsley. Shut the sauce off after the butter has melted.
We do not add salt as the clam juice is salty and you will be adding salt to the pasta water....try our premeasured Season and Stir Rivsalt pasta water salt!
Boil your linguine, strain and mix with the sauce and voila you will have a wonderful dish of Pasta with the Lobster to serve your guests. Pair it with a great white wine or champagne of your liking and you will be in heaven...