Lobster & Shrimp Scampi
This is my quick version that you can make for lunch in just 15 minutes. It is sure to excite anyone who takes a bite! It’s buttery, with the delicious taste of fresh garlic, perfect kick of pepper flakes, and citrus!
This recipe makes three, six-ounce portions.
- 6 oz. of the pasta of your choice (I used tri-colored rotini)
- 6 oz. shrimp, peeled and devained
- 2 lobster tails, cut into large chunks
- 1 lemon, sliced, and a few wedges for extra zest
- 3 cloves of garlic (or more if you’re a true garlic-lover)
- 2 tbsp. of good-quality butter
- 2 tbsp. of extra-virgin olive oil
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- kosher salt, to taste
- pepper flakes, to taste
- Cook your pasta to al dente (firm) and set aside to cool.
- Grab a large sauce-pan (I like to keep it easy and simple for lunch) melt your butter, add your lemon slices and olive oil. Once you start to smell the delicious aromas, toss in your shrimp and allow to get caramelized on each side. Season with salt, pepper, and pepper flakes.
- Poach your lobster in a sauce pan, using 2-3 tbsp of water. It should only take about 6-8 minutes. Make sure they are still tender. Add to your large saucepan.
- Use a grater to add the fresh garlic (this will incorporate the flavors into every bite)
- Toss your pasta in the large sauce pan. Once it is all steaming-hot and bursting with flavor, it is ready to serve!