Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lobster Left Overs!

Many people eat their delicious baked or broiled or boiled lobster and then throw everything away. Years ago, I realized we were wasting perfectly good lobster shells! "Stop!! Don't throw them away!" I shouted. My husband stopped and wondered what I had in mind. I told him we should make Lobster Fra Diavolo on Sunday. So, we saved the shells, and we have been doing this ever since. We have lived happily ever after!

Ingredients for four:

Left over Lobster Shells
*1 lb. cleaned shrimp
*12    small clams
*12    mussels
2 lg. cans tomato sauce
1/2 onion - chopped
2    cloves garlic - minced
4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2     basil leaves - julienned

Directions: Enjoy your lobster but try to save some full shells (if you can - if not don't worry), and all the other shells.
In heavy saucepot pour olive oil, add onion and garlic. Braise till tender and translucent. Add your sauce and then add the lobster shells. Cook for one hour or more. Remove lobster shells. Add your shrimp, clams, and mussels and basil. Cook for another half-hour.
Serve over spaghetti.

* not necessary but add to the dish

© Natala Orobello

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