Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Ultimate Lobster Lover's Pasta

Two weeks ago, I stumbled upon a lobster & ricotta filled agnolotti  at the Whole Foods Market in downtown Toronto.  For those of you who have never been toWhole Foods, it is a food store specializing in high quality natural and organic products.  They sell locally grown produce, which in turn supports our local farmers, which is awesome in itself!  I just love peeking in when I am in the neighborhood.  I can find many specialty items there, that I wouldn't be able to find anywhere else, such as clotted cream, rosewater, etc.  An afternoon at Whole Foods is like bliss for any foodie.  So, like I said, I found lobster & ricotta filled agnolotti (a kind of ravioli type pasta) in the frozen aisle section, as I knew this could be inspiration for a delicious meal. Last week, I decided to cook something special for Nuno (my husband) and I and this is what I came up with:

Sliced bella mushrooms, heavy cream, butter, garlic, lobster meat (you can buy frozen, canned lobster meat, all the work is done for you - all you have to do is thaw and drain the liquid) 

Melt butter over medium heat, saute garlic for 2 minutes.  Add sliced mushrooms, saute for 2-3 minutes.

In the meantime, cook your pasta according to directions on the package.  By the way, any plain pasta will work just as well here.  I try to time it so the pasta is done at the same time as the sauce.

Add cream, salt, pepper, and half a cup of shredded Gruyere cheese.  And finally, stir in your lobster meat just until heated through. 

And finally, garnish with fresh, finely chopped parsley!

The ultimate lobster lover's pasta!

I love how a simple box of frozen agnolotti inspired such a delicious and romantic meal.  This recipe can serve four, but since my girls haven't appreciated the taste of lobster yet, we had leftovers!!  The wonderful thing about this meal is that it tastes just as good, if not better, when it is reheated, which is usually the case with pasta.

I do hope you enjoyed this post.  I'm wondering if everyone is a lobster lover out there?  I just love seafood, but lobster has to be one of my favorites.  What about you?  I would love to hear your feedback.  Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the rest of your day! xo


  1. Rosinda, this looks like wonderful meal for your sweetie! I bet he loved you even more afterwards! Lobster is really expensive here...most of the ones we get are frozen and come from Canada!! I must admit that I don't eat it...not because I don't like it (I once ate a whole one when I was about 12, on holiday in Cornwall, and was really sick afterwards...sheer greed!!) but we were in Majorca a few years ago & I saw a live lobster in a tank in the restaurant we were in. The water was all murky, the lobster barely moved...it was so sad, like torture. I've never been able to eat one since. But I imagine that if I was somewhere where they swam free, like the crisp cold waters of Canada, I would feel differently! Dinner looks divine anyway sweetheart...so enjoying your new blog!! Love you, R

  2. yum!
    i think the only time i eat lobster is at portuguese weddings 12 buffet :D
    looks great


  3. Not love lobster? As they said in Gone With the Wind, that's the same as hatin' Pa and Ma. I love agnoletti and lobster pasta in all shapes. Yours looked so beautiful and delicious like all your food!

  4. Oh that looks like such a delicious recipe! I love pasta and seafood, and I am rediscovering mushrooms at the moment, so this is the perfect recipe for that. With a dry white wine it must be delicious.

  5. Oh, mang, that was the best thing I've seen all day! Absolutely everything about that rocked! The pasta, the choice of Gruyere cheese.... arrrgleaargle... Excellent photos and write-up, too.

    I have been having a lobster Jones since touring NB and NS and PEI last month.

    I am totally going to try to duplicate your recipe with canned ones!