Cajun Lobster Pasta

Valentines day is fast approaching and while many people prefer to go out for dinner to celebrate the occasion I, simply put, am not one of those people.  Don’t get me wrong, I love dining out at restaurants; just not on Valentines Day.  It’s crowded, it’s expensive, and the menus are usually fixed prixe and limited in honor of the special day.  I don’t blame restaurants; it crazy out there on the day of love!  You gotta do what you need to do to survive the night.

That’s why, after a few years of braving the crowds and the mediocre food, Scott and I  made the decision to stay home on Valentines Day and do it the way we wanted to do it.  For the past 10 years, we’ve made it a tradition to have a carpet picnic; just the two of us.  We create a wonderful meal, set up a small table by the fireplace, and allow ourselves to eat slowly and truly enjoy one another’s company.  It sounds so simple, but trust me, when you have a boatload of small kids running you in circles all day, the option for a nice meal enjoyed slowly and deliberately doesn’t happen all that often.

There are so many wonderful dishes that can be made to celebrate the day.  This is one that Scott and I truly enjoy.  The lobster gives it that bit of indulgence that you crave for a special meal, but it’s still easy to put together and serves up quickly so that you can spend more time at the dinner table and less time behind the stove.

Ingredients Needed:

3 strips of Bacon
3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1 Bell Pepper, any Color, Chopped
3 Green Onions, Chopped
3/4 Cup Chicken, Seafood, or Veggie Broth
1 tsp of Cajun Spice
1 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp of Onion Powder
1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp of Lemon Pepper
1/2 tsp of Oregano
1 Pd of Lobster
1/8 tsp of Pepper
1/4 Cup of Heavy Cream
Salt to Taste

Cook up your bacon in a small frying pan over medium heat.  Remove the bacon and drain off the fat, reserving about a tablespoon.

To the pan add in your garlic and pepper.  Cook it up on medium heat for about two to three minutes.

Add in the green onions.  Let cook for an additional minute.

Chop up your bacon and add it to the pan along with the broth.  Love me some bacon.

Now add in your spices; the cajun, old bay, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon pepper, oregano, and pepper.

Allow the mixture to heat back up and then turn your heat down to medium low.  Add in your lobster and allow it about three to five minutes to heat up completely.

Last up, add in your cream.

Serve your finished lobster over fresh cooked pasta with a few pinches of parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of chopped green onions over the top.

If this pasta doesn’t send you into a tailspin of Valentine deliciousness, stick around, because next week I’ll be cooking up an entire week’s worth  of fondue.  Bring on the sterno and the fondue forks.

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Cajun Lobster Pasta

Ingredients:

3 strips of Bacon
3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1 Bell Pepper, any Color, Chopped
3 Green Onions, Chopped
3/4 Cup Chicken, Seafood, or Veggie Broth
1 tsp of Cajun Spice
1 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning
1/2 tsp of Onion Powder
1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp of Lemon Pepper
1/2 tsp of Oregano
1 Pd of Lobster
1/8 tsp of Pepper
1/4 Cup of Heavy Cream
Salt to Taste

Directions:

Cook up your bacon in a small frying pan over medium heat. Remove the bacon and drain off the fat, reserving about a tablespoon.

To the pan add in your garlic and pepper. Cook it up on medium heat for about two to three minutes.

Add in the green onions. Let cook for an additional minute.

Chop up your bacon and add it to the pan along with the broth. Love me some bacon.

Now add in your spices; the cajun, old bay, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon pepper, oregano, and pepper.

Allow the mixture to heat back up and then turn your heat down to medium low. Add in your lobster and allow it about three to five minutes to heat up completely.

Last up, add in your cream.

Serve your finished lobster over fresh cooked pasta with a few pinches of parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of chopped green onions over the top.

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38 Responses to “Cajun Lobster Pasta”

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    Faith — January 26, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    That is so sweet and romantic Julie. You and Scott going out to celebrate. I am like you, don’t like to go to resturant on that day. I prefer to make my own meal and I look always for new things to make. This recipe is for sure going on my menu this year. Looks great Julie.

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    Chaplain Donna — January 26, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    Your talking my language now!

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    anne — January 26, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    I can’t even tell you how much I want this right now!!! anne

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    Katerina — January 26, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    I think that in days like this the best thing one can do is stay home and enjoy a homemade dinner. Usually in such occasions the service and food is mediocre at the very least. This lobster dish proves exactly what I am saying. This is a good quality, tasty dish.

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    Laura in Cancun — January 26, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    It looks amazing! I love lobster :)

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    Aimee — January 26, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    Gorgeous photos, Julie! I can’t look at a plated dish now and not think about how it was styled. :) Looks delicious.

    Looking forward to the fondue!!

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    Ma What's For Dinner — January 26, 2011 @ 2:56 pm

    Can I be your valentine?

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    Mari's Cakes — January 26, 2011 @ 2:58 pm

    I second you on that one! The crowded restaurants, the extra expense. Once you are married Valentine is everyday. I also stay home and cook something SPECIAL. I am going to copy the carpet picnic, sounds fantastic! I love to get a break on cooking once in a while, but to tell you the truth I prefer cooking my own food:)

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    Mari's Cakes — January 26, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    Ahh forgot….this recipe looks delicious, a perfect plate for love birds. Thanks for sharing it.

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    blackbookkitchendiaries — January 26, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    wow what a gorgeous dish. i totally agree that going out on Valentines day can get really crazy. I rather dine at home where its nice and romantic.

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    Apicius' Apprentice — January 26, 2011 @ 8:33 pm

    I absolutely love the combination of bacon and seafood. Now I’m hungry for dinner… but I’m certainly not having anything this good! AH!

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    Anna Johnston — January 26, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    I’m with you on Valentines Day Julie. Would always much prefer to have a ‘quiet night in’ with my Mr. I love the sound of your special evening & I imagine with a small tribe of kiddies, you’ve first got to get them all settled before you start your evening as well.
    Love the lobster dish too, sounds yummy :)

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    melissa @IWasBornToCook — January 26, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

    Looks delicious! We always stay in on Valentine’s Day…so much better.
    I notice you got the lobster at TJs…I’ve only seen langostino there – is that what you used?

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    rebecca — January 26, 2011 @ 11:03 pm

    wow this looks amazing and what a great way to celebrate valentines day :-)

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    amy — January 27, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    This is such a lovely dish. Sounds and looks delicious and elegant. It’s really perfect for Valentine’s Day. Also, I totally agree with you. I hate to fight the crowds on Valentine’s Day! :) So, my hubby and I had been celebrating V-Day at home ever since we’ve got married.

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    Terra — January 27, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    I so agree, it is definitely more fun to stay in on Valentine’s day. I am not big on crowds, I like to relax, and enjoy my meal:-) This recipe looks wonderful, and a perfect Valentine’s Day dinner!

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    5 Star Foodie — January 27, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    Who needs to go out when you can make this amazing meal at home! It’s perfect, I love the Cajun flavors!

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    Ameena — January 27, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    I absolutely would love to stay home on Valentine’s Day rather than battle the crowds in the overpriced restaurants. But my husband has a weird fixation on going out that night. I don’t get it.

    Love this amazing meal! I hope that you and your hubby enjoy!

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    Monet — January 28, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    I have the exact same feeling about Valentine’s Day dining…I would MUCH rather stay at home and cook a delicious meal with my sweetie. This looks like a wonderful dish to serve on that special day. Thank you for sharing, sweet woman!

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    Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} — January 29, 2011 @ 7:28 pm

    What a perfectly decadent meal to enjoy for Valentine’s Day!

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    Rach — February 2, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    Visiting from SITS, happy SITS day! :)

    And that pasta looks fabulous!

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    Melissa — February 2, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    Stopping by from SITS! This looks so Yummy had to share on twitter & FB!!

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    Marilenn — February 2, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    Stopping by from SITS! My mouth is already watering and I’m inspired to start cooking again!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 2, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Julie, I just wanted to say how much I love your blog. It’s so fresh and clean and the pictures are wonderful! Plus it has everyday food that I would be able to make for dinner. It makes me happy to come here :) This pasta looks wonderful and I might even make it for Valentine’s day! :)

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    CK — February 2, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    I think I will actually try this on the big day! It looks so yummy!!! Awesome! Thank you!

    -CK

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    Maranda — February 2, 2011 @ 3:42 pm

    This sounds amazing! I don’t like to go out on V-day either. I think I’ll make this with shrimp instead of lobster though…I know, I’m weird…I don’t care for lobster.

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    Erica @ Acire Adventures — February 2, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Wow! This sounds so delicious!

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    vivi b. — February 2, 2011 @ 7:55 pm

    lovely! =) im glad you got featured in SITS! love your blog!

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    Kulsum at JourneyKitchen — February 3, 2011 @ 3:25 am

    This my friend is SO GOOD i can’t put it in words. Exactly the kind of things I like in my pasta.

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    Gitte — February 15, 2011 @ 6:42 am

    I keep coming back to this post when I visit your site. It looks sooo amazing and wonderful pictures too.

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    CK — February 15, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Made this last night! It was yummy! Delish!

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    Feast on the Cheap — February 13, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

    Lobster pasta is one of my favorite “splurge” dinner treats. I order it whenever and wherever I find it on a menu. And by splurge I just mean price ;) there are way unhealthier pastas out there, in fact, I consider this downright light!

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    Jen-Eighty MPH Mom — February 14, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    Oh yum! I desperately want to try this!

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    Whitney at It's Gravy, Baby! — February 16, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    I LOVE seafood and this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    ATasteOfMadness — March 12, 2012 @ 2:25 am

    This looks so tasty! I want some now!

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    Etoin — April 27, 2012 @ 7:39 pm

    Are those langostinos? Definitely do not appear to be lobster.

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    shannon — November 2, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious! Going to make it for my husband tonight :) adding king crab as well!

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