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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.

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.