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Butter Poached Lobster with Linguine

Butter Poached Lobster with Linguine

This elegant dish is perfect for two dinner portions or four starter courses.

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10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time


6 ounces linguine pasta, cooked al dente, drain, do not rinse


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Extra Creamy Butter

1 tablespoon finely chopped leek

1/2 cup low sodium or unsalted chicken stock

2 1/2 tablespoons anise-flavored liqueur, if desired

8 ounces lobster meat,  cut into 2-inch pieces

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

Salt, to taste


Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


 *Substitute 8 ounces large raw, peeled and deveined shrimp.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling. Add leek; cook 1 minute. Add chicken stock and liqueur, if desired; cook 1 minute or until bubbling around edges. Add lobster pieces; cook 3-4 minutes or until lobster turns pink. Remove lobster from sauce; cover to keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    Continue cooking sauce 4-5 minutes until sauce is reduced to about 3/4 cup. Stir in whipping cream and salt. Add pasta; toss lightly to coat. Cook 1-2 minutes or until sauce has thickened. Place pasta onto serving dish; top with lobster. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition (1 serving)

400 Calories
20 Fat (g)
95 Cholesterol (mg)
320 Sodium (mg)
35 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
18 Protein (g)
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