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Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 pound linguini
  • 2 lobsters cooked with meat removed or 4 lobster tails cooked, meat removed and split in half
  • 10 medium shrimp
  • ½ cup white wine 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 2 shallots finely chopped
  • 2 cups basic tomato sauce homemade or canned
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 3 teaspoons fresh basil chopped or 1½ teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ cup claim juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Get a large pot of water boiling to cook the pasta.
  • Remove the meat from the lobster.
  • Chop the shallots, garlic and basil.
  • Have the rest of the ingredients on hand.
  • Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Sauté the shallots and garlic until translucent about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, white wine, and clam juice. Stir to blend all the ingredients.
  • Season with oregano, basil and crushed red pepper. Be careful with those crushed red pepper flakes. If you are not a fan of spicy foods, go easy. You can always add more to the dish after it’s served.
  • Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add the lobster and shrimp and cook for another 4-5 minutes until the shrimp are no longer translucent but white and opaque.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When the pasta is done, make a bed of pasta on each plate, add a piece of lobster along with a few shrimp and top with sauce.


You want to time the cooking of the linguini with making the fra diablo sauce. The pasta should be al dente so you have to pay attention to when you start actually cooking the pasta. Having the sauce ready and having to wait on the pasta is not great, but overcooked pasta is worse.