Better than any seafood pasta I've had in any restaurant! Lobster, crab, and shrimp make this savory dish a crowd pleaser. Serve with sliced French bread.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook bow-tie pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain, add 1 tablespoon butter, and stir. Set aside and keep warm.

  • Melt remaining butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until softened, about 1 minutes. Add cream and wine and bring to a boil. Add cayenne pepper, saffron, salt, and black pepper. Reduce heat to a low simmer for 10 minutes; sauce will not thicken.

  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until opaque, 3 to 5 minutes. Add lobster and crab and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Season lightly with salt and black pepper.

  • Add seafood combination to the pot with the sauce and stir. Add lemon juice and simmer over low heat 10 minutes more.

  • Serve cooked pasta in individual bowls with 2 ladles of sauce on top. Fold sauce gently into pasta and top with a dash of black pepper.

Cook's Note:

Adding any other shellfish is fine, but the textures and sweet flavors of the lobster, crab, and shrimp are what really complement this dish.

Nutrition Facts

1116 calories; protein 58.2g 116% DV; carbohydrates 90.5g 29% DV; fat 57.3g 88% DV; cholesterol 433.5mg 145% DV; sodium 735.4mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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this dish took time to make, the shrimp was cooked too much, and the dish had no taste at all, I ended up tossing it out, Read More