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Mario Batali's Fettuccine with Lobster, Tomatoes, and Saffron

Mario Batali Fettuccine Lobster Tomato Saffron
Treat yourself to this decadent dinner.
skill level
Easy
time
1-30min
servings
8 to 10
cost
$
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This decadent dinner is the perfect way to end your week. Treat yourself this weekend.
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ingredients
  • 3  2-pound Spiny Lobsters steamed 10 minutes and cooled (may sub 4 1/2 pounds Maine Lobsters)
  • Kosher Salt
  • 4 tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Red Onion (cut into 1/8 Julienne)
  • 2 Ribs Celery (cut into 1/4 inch dice)
  • 2 Medium Waxy Potatoes (cut into 1/8 inch dice)
  • 4 Cloves Garlic (Thinly Sliced)
  • 1 28oz can San Marzano Tomatoes (drained)
  • 1/4 cup Dry White Wine
  • Pinch of Saffron
  • 1 1/2 pound Fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Chives (chopped)
kitchenware
step-by-step directions We've Made Cooking As Easy As 1-2-3! printer friendly version 
  • 1
    2 tablespoons Kosher Salt
    Bring 8 quarts water to a boil in a large spaghetti pot and add 2 tablespoons salt.
  • 2
    3  2-pound Spiny Lobsters steamed 10 minutes and cooled (may sub 4 1/2 pounds Maine Lobsters)
    Remove the lobster meat from the shells and cut into 1/4-inch pieces.
  • 3
    4 tablespoons Olive Oil
    In a 14-inch saute pan, heat the olive oil until smoking.
  • 4
    1 Medium Red Onion (cut into 1/8 Julienne)
    2 Ribs Celery (cut into 1/4 inch dice)
    2 Medium Waxy Potatoes (cut into 1/8 inch dice)
    4 Cloves Garlic (Thinly Sliced)
    Add the onion, celery, potatoes and garlic and saute until golden brown, 6 to 7 minutes.
  • 5
    1 28oz can San Marzano Tomatoes (drained)
    1/4 cup Dry White Wine
    Pinch of Saffron
    Add the tomatoes, wine and saffron and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer 3 minutes.
  • 6
    1 1/2 pound Fettuccine
    Drop the fettuccine into the boiling water and cook to one minute less than the package instructions.
  • 7
    1/2 cup Fresh Chives (chopped)
    Just before it is done, carefully ladle 1/2 cup of the cooking water into the pan with the sauce. Add the lobster to the tomato sauce in the pan and toss through. Drain the pasta in a colander and dump into the pan with the sauce, add the chives and toss over medium heat about 30 seconds until nicely coated. Pour into a heated bowl and serve.
 
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