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Creamy Lobster Pappardelle

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on time 29 mins
Total time 29 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)
An admittedly pricey ingredient, lobster fancies up any dinner. Opt for lobster tails--versus whole live lobsters--to bring the cost down.Sustainable choice: Look for tails from American lobsters trapped off the New England or eastern Canadian shores.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package uncooked pappardelle (wide ribbon pasta)
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 3 (5-ounce) American lobster tails
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 481
  • fat 17.9 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • monofat 10.9 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 24.6 g
  • carbohydrate 44.8 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 91 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 637 mg
  • calcium 68 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain.

    7 Ways With Wine
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
    As Julia Child used to so often say, the best wine to cook with is one you consider good enough to drink. As a general rule of thumb, dry (non-sweet) wines work best in savory dishes, while sweet or fortified wines (such as port and sherry) are more attuned to desserts and sauces.
  2. While pasta cooks, bring wine, stock, and thyme sprig to a boil in a large skillet. Add lobster. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until done. Remove the lobster from pan, and cool slightly. Remove meat from lobster tails; coarsely chop.

  3. Add oil, salt, and pepper to wine mixture in pan; bring to a boil. Cook 14 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Discard thyme sprig. Stir in cream. Add lobster meat and pasta to sauce. Cook 1 minute or until sauce coats pasta, and toss. Sprinkle with parsley and thyme. Serve immediately.