Lobster Tagliatelle With Chilli, Tomato and Parsley

There’s nothing more fast 'n' fabulous than a main course starring the king of shellfish. Talk about minimum effort for maximum wow factor!


  • 2 x 250g packs Waitrose Fresh Red Pepper and Chilli Tagliatelle, or Basil Papardelle
  • 200ml pot crème fraîche
  • 20g pack flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 x 450g cooked lobster from the fish service counter, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, left whole
  • 1 bird’s eye chilli, split in half
  • 500g baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 100ml white wine
  • ½ x 500ml Cooks’ Ingredients Fish Stock


  1. Remove the lobster flesh from its shells. Chop into 2cm chunks and set aside.
  2. Place a large sauté pan over a medium heat. Add the olive oil, garlic and chilli then cook for 2 minutes to infuse the oil with the flavours. Tip in the tomatoes and cook until starting to soften.
  3. Add the white wine and cook until reduced by about half. Then add the stock and continue to cook until the liquid has reduced by half.
  4. Place the pasta into the pan of boiling water and cook according to pack instructions.
  5. Remove and discard the garlic cloves and chilli from the sauce. Toss the lobster flesh into the sauce with the crème fraîche. Cook for 2 minutes until the lobster is hot. Add the drained pasta and parsley, toss to combine and season. Serve with Waitrose Roasted Garlic Flat Bread.

Cook's tips

This recipe works well with cooked crab too. Increase the chilli if you like it hot. Ask for the lobster to be cut in half at the fish service counter.

Drinks recommendation

A full-bodied white is the best match for lobster.

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

Serves: 6

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2317.936kJ
Fat 23.3g
Saturated Fat 11.2g
Sugars 7.7g
Salt 1.0g

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This recipe was first published in Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 GMT 2007.