Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons

“No matter how long the Winter, Spring is sure to follow” – Proverb

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons

This beautiful dish says “Bring on the Spring”. Today certainly felt like it. I’m in the mood to clean up my front yard and plant Spring flowers. Thrilled that the snow has finally melted I am itching to get out there and start the beautification project. Every year Kurt and I make changes to the landscaping out front. This year I would love to have a big gorgeous rose bush but doubt it’s going to happen. I’m pretty certain that our loyal pets, the carpenter bees will return to reclaim their home in the wooden entryway of our house. They sort of became our little guards that protect us from all the other insects. Every day one of them patrols the perimeters, chasing away any bee or bug that comes close. Every day, when I get home from work it flies up to me, inspects me and then moves over so I can pass. I guess I have become its human. :) But every year they chew into the wood causing additional damage. This might be the year we put an end to their residence otherwise they will put an end to our wooden entryway.

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons

I’m loving pasta lately. That says a lot considering that pasta is not my carbohydrate of choice. Give me rice or potatoes and my carb cravings are satisfied, but  I have to be in the mood for pasta. You can say I’m definitely in the mood.

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons

This dish quickly comes together. It’s beautiful and romantic, perfect for a party or a nice dinner for two. I suggest pairing it with Sterling Aromatic White (Central Coast 2011) or crisp Apothic White Wine Blend. I found lobster tails on sale but if you can’t  then shrimp will work just as well. I think even crab will work fantastic. That gives me an idea…..

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons

I’m sorry but I’ve been very busy at work to photograph my food, which was barely any to begin with. So instead of the usual What I Ate Wednesday, I decided to share this delicious recipe with you. Thanks Jenn for hosting week after week.

Creamy Lobster Pappardelle with Zucchini Ribbons


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Serves: 4

  • 1 8oz package pappardelle pasta
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp dry thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 lobster tails
  • ⅓ cup frozen peas
  • 1 zucchini, made into ribbons (use vegetable peeler to make ribbons by pulling the peeler across the vegetable to create ribbons)
  • 2 tbsp mascarpone cheese (or cream cheese if you can't find mascarpone)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • fresh parsley
  • salt to taste
  1. Cook pappardelle according to package directions. Drain.
  2. While pasta cooks bring stock, wine, garlic and thyme to a simmer in a large skillet. Add lobster tails, cover and cook for about 5 minutes, turning once.
  3. Remove and allow to cool a few minutes. Chop into 1 inch chunks. (Don't worry if it's not fully cooked, it will finish cooking when returned to the pot)
  4. Add olive oil to the wine mixture. Season with salt if needed. Allow to simmer until reduced by half.
  5. Stir in mascarpone and peas. Add lobster chunks. Cook another 2 minutes.
  6. Add pasta and zucchini ribbons. Stir gently to combine.
  7. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley.



    • says

      Working with a whole lobster freaks me out. I only did it once and probably won’t ever do it again. The tails not so much. I just used the regular vegetable peeler and sliced lengthwise to make ribbons. Thanks friend :)

    • says

      Thanks Jen. You can make this with shrimp if he likes shrimp better. When it comes to lobster it needs to be cooked right. Sometimes if it’s overdone it tastes blah and rubbery. I hope you like this dish. Kurt and I loved it. :)

  1. says

    This looks amazing Kathy! Lobster dinners always feel so much fancier. Great idea adding the zucchini ribbons! I want to make this immediately!

    And you’re so nice not to kill all those bees. Smiled thinking of them protecting your home. Hope they don’t damage your wood too much, and you get your rose bush : )


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