Fettuccine with Lobster and Shrimp in a Shallot and Wine Sauce

Coastal Living
Make an elegant seafood main dish by combining steamed lobster and shrimp with a light wine sauce and serving over cooked pasta. 
6 servings


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3 (8- to 10-ounce) lobster tails, steamed
6 cups water
1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp
1/2 cup unsalted butter
4 large shallots, diced
1 1/2 cups dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup minced Italian parsley
3 tablespoons minced arugula
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
16 ounces uncooked fettuccine
Lemon slices
Garnish: one steamed lobster


Cut shell of lobster tail segments lengthwise on top and underside. Pry open tail segments; remove meat. Cut into bite-size pieces. Set aside.

Bring 6 cups water to a boil; add shrimp, and cook 3 to 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Drain and rinse with cold water. Peel shrimp; devein, if desired. Set aside.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat (do not brown). Add shallots; sauté until tender. Add wine, and cook over high heat 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in parsley and next 3 ingredients.

Add lobster and shrimp to shallot mixture; cook over low heat until seafood is hot, stirring often.

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Add hot cooked pasta to seafood mixture; toss well. Serve with lemon slices. Garnish, if desired.

Created date

May 2002