This is probably the simplest & most delicious pasta dish you will ever make! The best part…it can be made in 30 minutes! Seriously! Order your lobster meat from Dorr Lobster for a wonderful Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dish…serve it on New Year’s Eve…then serve it again for Valentine’s Day…your significant other will adore you!
Chop the lobster meat into bite-size pieces if there are any larger chunks…set aside.
Shave or chop the black truffle…set aside.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
In a large (12-inch) sauté pan over medium-low heat, melt the truffle butter. Add the shallots & garlic, sautéing until softened, about 2-3 minutes.. Add the truffle, sautéing until the truffle becomes fragrant, about 2 minutes.
Add the lobster meat, sautéing until the lobster is coated with the butter. Add the heavy cream, stirring well to combine. Sprinkle with truffle salt to taste. Add just a little pepper, if desired…I do not, personally. Continue stirring until steam begins to rise from the pan. Reduce the heat to simmer & cover with a lid.
Once the heavy cream is heated through, add the pasta to the boiling water. The pasta will cook very quickly…3 minutes…you must time this…drain immediately & divide the pasta between 6 serving bowls. Immediately ladle the lobster truffle sauce over the pasta.
Serve the lobster truffle pasta with additional truffle salt, truffle & pepper, as desired. Buon appetito!
I love Aux Délices des Bois black truffle butter which is available at igourmet & The Fresh Market... Truffle Salt is available at some local Williams-Sonoma stores, Zeto & online at Ritrovo… Marx Foods is still my "go-to" place for fresh truffles…I like to order an ounce, then freeze the remainder in arborio rice…this may not exactly be correct, but I have been doing it for years, & it is a great way to have truffles on hand in a pinch…& the rice is perfect for a truffle risotto…Marx foods also carries truffle slicers, which I highly recommend. For lobster meat…my favorites are Hancock's & Dorr Lobster…you will never be disappointed! Cipriani pasta is available online & in various grocery stores, including The Fresh Market…if you cannot find/order Cipriani, which is truly fabulous, then buy the best quality wide pasta available… I do not add the pasta to the sauce as the pasta tends to turn to mush if overcooked…I prefer ladling the sauce over the pasta & tossing lightly to coat…I cannot stress the importance of serving this dish immediately…since you can make the dish in less than 15 minutes, I often will prep my ingredients, then make the dish last minute while everyone enjoys a glass of something & chats…It also gives a little break between courses, which is nice for a dinner party…your guests will thank you!