Maine Lobster Pesto Pasta

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By: Foodness Gracious, sponsored by the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 3 cups bowtie pasta
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (1 lb) uncooked Maine Lobster meat
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 7 oz pesto sauce 
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta as per the package directions

Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining the remaining water

In a large pan melt the butter and add the lobster to the pan along with the cherry tomatoes

Cook for 6-8 minutes over a medium heat until the lobster is cooked and the tomatoes have softened

Transfer the lobster and tomatoes to a plate

Rinse the pan and then add the pesto to it along with 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and cook over a medium heat until the pesto has become thinner

Add the pasta to the pan and toss with the pesto

Add the lobster mixture, Parmesan and basil to the pasta

Gently fold everything together and serve at once with extra Parmesan and basil if desired

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta as per the package directions
  2. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water before draining the remaining water
  3. In a large pan melt the butter and add the lobster to the pan along with the cherry tomatoes
  4. Cook for 6-8 minutes over a medium heat until the lobster is cooked and the tomatoes have softened
  5. Transfer the lobster and tomatoes to a plate
  6. Rinse the pan and then add the pesto to it along with 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water and cook over a medium heat until the pesto has become thinner
  7. Add the pasta to the pan and toss with the pesto
  8. Add the lobster mixture, Parmesan and basil to the pasta
  9. Gently fold everything together and serve at once with extra Parmesan and basil if desired