Making Lobster Carbonara is an excellent alternative to the traditional broiled lobster with drawn butter. Lobsters are not the most attractive creatures of the sea but we love and cherish them and spend an awful lot money for them. That is why I rarely stray from broiled lobster tails. That’s what I like and that’s how I eat them. They’re just too expensive to experiment with. So when a friend of mine gave me this recipe I was reluctant to try it, but I’m glad I did.
I love a good carbonara sauce and adding lobster to it is a great choice to celebrate a special occasion. It makes a for a very romantic dinner. A little candle light and some Italian music and your all set. Of course for a less romantic and less expensive dinner you can always use chicken or shrimp. Both work very well with this carbonara sauce.
This Lobster Carbonara recipe is not complicated to make and is sinfully rich and delicious. The combination of eggs, cream, prosciutto and cheese are just what you need if your skinny and need to add a few pounds. If your not skinny like me, enjoy it anyway. We all deserve a treat now and then.
2 8-12oz. lobster tails
1/4 cup of prosciutto chopped
1/4 cup of button mushrooms sliced
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
1 bunch of long green onions chopped
1 can of sweet peas
3 Tbls of butter
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
1 pound of linguini
Remove lobster from the shell and chop into bite size piece. Refrigerate until your ready to use. If you choose you could reserve the shells and stuff them with the carbonara mixture and serve with a vegetable side or like I prefer serve over the linguini.
In a large frying pan sauté the onions, garlic, mushrooms and prosciutto in butter for five minutes until vegetables are soft and bacon in crisp.
Stir in lobster meat and peas for another 2 minutes until lobster is white and tender. Do not over cook lobster.
season with salt and pepper.
Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil and cook the linguini for about 10 minutes until al dente. Drain the pasta and toss with the lobster and vegetable mixture
In a large bowl beat eggs and cream and stir into the hot linguini. This will prevent the eggs from over cooking. The heat from the linguini should cook the eggs enough.
Stir in Parmesan cheese and top with parsley.
Enjoy this lobster carbonara with a nice heavy Shiraz or a bold Cabernet. Serves 4
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