Lobster Pasta aka Pasta All'Aragosta

 When a recipe is supposed to look like so

                                                      But ends up looking like above

I used to get very upset when my dishes didn't turn up like the original pictures, then I started blogging, rubbed shoulder with some of the best food photographers and quickly understood that a picture gallery is very much like a wardrobe. 

Some pieces are for best and they take time to style, some are everyday's but in spite of the rules, there is nothing stopping you mixing them up and indeed this is what this dish all about: simple gorgeous coloured pasta cones from Bertolli with some luxurious lobster tails (crayfish is a good alternative).

Lobster Pasta aka Pasta All'Aragosta
  • Olive oil – enough to cover the bottom of a very large frying pan
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped garlic
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 2 chillies roughly chopped pips and all
  • 2 tsp of freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 – lobster tails or 3/4 crayfish tails – cut down the length of the shell, clean out the central vein and cut each tail into 3 to 4 chunks – depending on the size of the tails.
  • 1 large handful of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 packet small pasta cones (original recipe is with linguine)
  • a little double cream or a knob of butter (optional)
In a large Frying pan, fry the chopped onion, when soft and transparent, cover with chicken stock cube bouillon, add the chillies , finely chopped garlic and fry for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the lobster tails chunks and continue cooking  for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.

In the meantime cook the pasta cones (original recipe is with linguine) in boiling water, according to  instructions.

Drain the pasta, add to sauce and toss well, add a knob of butter or a couple of spoons of cream if you wish. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley.

Disclaimer: I was sent pasta cones by Bertolli for the purpose of this recipe. No money was exchanged, I was not asked to write a review of the product, Words are my own,

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