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Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce

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Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce

Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce - Succulent lobster is the star in this lighter version of a culinary classic from France

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
40 min.
Preparation
Calories:
496
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie496 kcal(24 %)
Protein28 g(29 %)
Fat14 g(12 %)
Carbohydrates59 g(39 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage7.5 g(25 %)
Vitamin A1 mg(125 %)
Vitamin D0.6 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E4.8 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin8.3 mg(69 %)
Vitamin B₆1.5 mg(107 %)
Folate55 μg(18 %)
Pantothenic acid3.2 mg(53 %)
Biotin11.3 μg(25 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C24 mg(25 %)
Potassium914 mg(23 %)
Calcium193 mg(19 %)
Magnesium98 mg(33 %)
Iron3.2 mg(21 %)
Iodine153 μg(77 %)
Zinc3.9 mg(49 %)
Saturated fatty acids2 g
Uric acid273 mg
Cholesterol132 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
1
1
1
Carrot (about 100 grams)
1 stalk
Celery (about 100 grams)
2 tablespoons
1 sprig
1 teaspoon
100 milliliters
White wine (or vegetable broth)
200 grams
diced Tomatoes (canned)
1 pinch
1 generous pinch
½
small Bay leaf
1
freshly cooked Lobster (about 800 grams)
140 grams
black Pasta (such as squid ink tagliatelle or spaghetti)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 heavy Large knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 shallow Pot (with lid), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Kitchen shears, 1 Kitchen towel, 1 Pot, 1 Sieve

Preparation steps

1.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 1

Peel the garlic and shallot and chop very finely. Peel carrots.

2.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 2

Rinse celery, pat dry and remove any strings. Finely chop carrot and celery.

3.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 3

Heat the oil in a shallow pot over medium heat. Sauté shallot, garlic, carrot and celery until softened, about 4 minutes.

4.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 4

Meanwhile, rinse thyme, shake dry, pluck leaves and finely chop. Stir thyme and tomato paste into the vegetables and cook briefly. Add wine (or broth) and bring to a boil.

5.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 5

Add diced tomatoes to pot and boil until mixture is reduced to about 100 ml (approximately 1/2 cup). Season with the sugar, salt and chili powder and add bay leaf. Cover and cook for about 30 minutes over medium heat.

6.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 6

Meanwhile, use kitchen shears to cut off the lobster tail, twisting a bit to separate from the body. Cut tail in half lengthwise with a heavy knife, then cut body in half lengthwise. 

7.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 7

Remove the inedible parts from the lobster body. (Reserve the orange roe for the sauce, if desired.)

8.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 8

Remove the legs and claws from the body. Cut the legs on the outer sides with kitchen shears and bend apart using a kitchen towel to release the meat.

9.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 9

Crack the claws in a few places with a heavy knife and detach the meat. Arrange the lobster meat on serving plates.

10.
Lobster with Mediterranean Sauce preparation step 10

Cook pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente according to package instructions. Remove bay leaf from the sauce and season sauce with more salt and chili powder, if desired. Drain pasta and serve with lobster and sauce.