Lobster Spedini with Angel Hair Pasta & Lemon Cream Sauce


Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 2:00 pm
By: News On 6


INGREDIENTS:SPEDINI-( can also be made with shrimp or chicken breast )
Eight ounces of lobster tail cut into one inch / one ounce pieces
Two cups of seasoned Italian bread crumbs.
¾ of a cup on finely grated parmesan cheese
Two large eggs
¼ cup of clarified melted butter
Fresh cut lemon wedges

INGREDIENTS:Pasta & Lemon Cream Sauce
Eight ounces of cooked angel hair pasta
Two cups of heavy cream
Two teaspoons or finely minced garlic
Two tablespoons of olive oil
One teaspoon of dried thyme
Four tablespoons of lemon juice
Salt & Pepper

PREPARATION:PASTA & SAUCE
Cook the pasta in boiling salted water and drain.
In a medium sauté pan heat the olive oil and quickly sauté the garlic for 30-45 seconds. Immediately add the lemon juice & thyme, heating for an additional 30 seconds. Add the heavy cream, stirring to incorporate the ingredients until the sauce begins to bubble. Do not allow the cream to burn. Add salt & pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to keep the sauce warm until serving.

PREPARATION:SPEDINI
Crack and whip the eggs together in a small, shallow bowl.
Mix the seasoned bread crumbs & parmesan cheese in a shallow dish, like a cake pan. Take each piece of the lobster and coat in the egg mixture and then dredge in the bread crumbs, coating thoroughly. Once all of the pieces are breaded, place on metal skewer. Place the skewered lobster in a cooking dish coated in a non-stick cooking spray and place in a broiler or toaster oven on high heat. Cook until the top has browned and turn the skewer over to brown the entire spedini evenly. Keep your eye on the spedini as it cooks as it can begin to burn quickly if not turned.
Once the breading on the spedini has become crispy & well browned check that the lobster is firm to the touch and thoroughly cooked. Depending on the type of broiler this should take 8-10 minutes.

SERVING:Divide the pasta onto two plates and serve the lemon cream sauce on the pasta. Remove the lobster spedini from the skewer and squeeze lemon juice and drizzle melted, clarified butter over each piece before serving with the pasta.

Serves Two