Crab and Lobster Pasta

Dad’s Crab and Lobster Pasta

This pasta dish comes courtesy of my Father, who has a distinct style of food, generally focusing around fish, pasta, and fresh salads. And lots and lots of wine.

Crab and Lobster Pasta

Crab and Lobster Pasta

I can’t claim the recipe as being entirely original. Almost definitely it first came from TV somewhere, and was changed slightly in the cooking process. I’m changing it a little bit more – but isn’t that what we all do? The art in good cooking is taking an idea and making it your own.

Crab and Lobster Pasta Recipe – Ingredients

  • 250g Dried Spaghetti
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
  • 5 Tomatoes (Chopped) – or 1 tin chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Carrot, diced
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 1 Chilli, diced (seeded or unseeded – how you like)
  • 1 Glass White Wine
  • 200g Lobster Meat
  • 200g Crab Meat
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1tbsp Dried Oregano (or a small handful chopped fresh Oregano)

Crab and Lobster Pasta Recipe – Method

  1. Gently fry Onion and Carrot in Olive Oil until softened but not browned. Add garlic about 5 minutes before the end of this process.
  2. Add wine, oregano and tomato, and proceed to cook for another 5-10 minutes, until sauce is reduced and thickened. At around the 8 minute mark, add the lemon zest.
  3. At the same time as the above, cook pasta in boiling and slightly salted water until al dente.
  4. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl. Add to this the crab and lobster meat and sauce, and stir until well mixed.

And to serve…

Enjoy with a crisp white wine while still hot.

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