Lobster Clam Zucchini Pasta 2014-05-23T13:17:54+00:00

Lobster, Clam, Zucchini Pasta

P1040588

Stressed at work? I’ll tell you what fixes stress – smashing open two 1 and 1/4 lobsters in your kitchen. Horrify your friends while breaking these down, they will thank you. When they’re on sale at your local fish market down the street, get them! Today, I picked up 2 lobsters and a small bag (5-6) littleneck clams.

If this were a lobster pageant, these would win.

P1040542

P1040534

Break out a large pot for this. Prepare the following:

– 1 bunch Parsley

– 1 tsp butter

– 1 bunch dill

– 3 cloves of garlic minced

– 1 shallot minced

– 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

– 1 cup dry white wine

– Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon

– 1 large zucchini (peeled into strips with vegetable peeler)

– 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

– 1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese

On medium-high heat, sautee shallots and garlic in pan with butter until translucent. Add in broth, juice of half the lemon, white wine, parsley then stir. Place cleaned littleneck clams into broth, cover and steam until clams fully open.

Hey, this looks like a party.

P1040547

Next, peel one large zucchini with a vegetable peeler. Sometimes people use a spiralizer. My friend Katie does hers this way, the noodles come out thicker but delicious. If you don’t have one, this way works as well. Place “pasta” into broth and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. You still want the zucchini pasta to be al dente, not taste like a bag of wet shoelaces.

P1040550

P1040554

Remove noodles, drain and set aside. Add mascarpone cheese, parmesan and return heat to medium high. Continue cooking until liquid slightly thickens. Add dill and lobster pieces, reserving the 2 whole lobster tails sliced in half, for plating. Re-introduce zucchini noodles and gently toss. You can either leave your clams whole, or chop them and place them back into the broth.

P1040558

Gently place the two lobster tail halves on top of the zucchini noodles. You know, because you’re fancy… P1040579

And Voila!P1040582

 

Top with dill and eat! Told you it was easy and in this case – who needs the Gluten? You can ditch it!