Be transported to sunny Sorrento with this stunner of a recipe. A rare combination of luxurious richness and light bright summer flavors, this is not a class to miss. We’ll be cooking up beautiful lobster tails and adding them to toothsome bucatini, sweet corn, and white wine. Ciao Bella!
An updated version of the lobster bucatini recipe with instructions on poaching the lobster meat and incorporating fresh chili, sweet corn, and basil. Enjoy your upgraded lobster bucatini with a burst of freshness and added textures!
- 8 ounces bucatini pasta
- 2 lobster tails
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 fresh chili (such as jalapeño or red chili), seeded and finely chopped
- 1 cup sweet corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh basil leaves, torn (for garnish)
- Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water.
- Carefully place the lobster tails in the boiling water and poach them for about 5-6 minutes, or until the shells turn bright red and the meat is opaque.
- Remove the lobster tails from the boiling water and transfer them to a bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process and make it easier to remove the meat from the shells.
- Once the lobster tails have cooled down, use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to carefully cut the shells lengthwise. Gently remove the meat and chop it into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
- Cook the bucatini pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and chopped chili, and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the sweet corn kernels to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are slightly tender.
- Pour in the white wine and let it simmer for a minute to cook off the alcohol.
- Add the poached lobster meat to the skillet and stir to combine with the garlic, chili, and sweet corn.
- Pour in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
- Add the cooked bucatini pasta to the skillet and toss it with the sauce until well coated. Cook for an additional minute to allow the flavors to meld together.
- Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- Remove the skillet from the heat and garnish with torn fresh basil leaves.
- Serve the lobster bucatini immediately, and savor the delightful combination of flavors with the added kick of chili, the sweetness of corn, and the aromatic basil.