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Garlicky Lobster Fettuccine Alfredo

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This Garlicky Lobster Fettuccine Alfredo is deliciously simple. Tender lumps of lobster tossed with fettuccine noodles in a garlicky white wine, parmesan cream sauce.
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine Italian
Keyword alfredo, dinner, fettuccine, from scratch, garlic, homemade, lobster, pasta, seafood, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Calories 404
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup) unsalted butter divided
  • 2 tablespoons shallot minced
  • 6 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 3 (6 ounces) each lobster tails thawed if frozen
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine like chardonnay or sauvignon blanc
  • 1 pound fettuccine noodles (dried)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup finely grated fresh parmesan cheese
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper or white pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons parsley minced
  • 1 small lemon juiced
  • 1 loaf crusty bread sliced, for serving (optional)


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil (I use a palmful of fine sea salt). Start this long before the sauce as this recipe moves quickly and you will need the water boiling in order to drop in the pasta halfway through steaming the lobster.
  • Heat a large 12-inch deep sided pan on medium to medium-low, satuĂ©eing the shallot and garlic in 2 tablespoons of butter until tender.
  • Once tender, add the lobster tails and pour in the white wine. Immediately cover and steam the lobster for 6 to 8 minutes. The shell should be a bright reddish orange and the meat opaque. Halfway through I drop the pasta into the boiling water. If not experienced with removing lobster meat from the shell, drop in the pasta after the lobster is done steaming.
  • Remove the pan off of the heat and transfer the cooked lobster tails to a cutting board to cool. Use a clean kitchen towel to protect your hands and to hold the tails while you use sharp kitchen shears to cut the shell down the middle on both the top and bottom of the tail. I stop right before the end of the tail and pull the meat out. Dice the cooked lobster into bite-size pieces.
  • Return the pan to the heat and add in the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter. Once melted pour in the heavy cream, parmesan and season with a couple pinches kosher salt and some black or white pepper. Give it a quick stir to melt the parmesan and remove off of the heat once more.
  • Reserve some pasta water before draining the fettucine and immediately adding the hot cooked fettucine noodles to the sauce along with the lobster meat, parsley and the juice of 1 small lemon.
  • Toss well to combine and immediately serve with crusty bread and top with more parsley and parmesan cheese.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 419mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g