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Lobster Tail And Shrimp Flambe

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Ingredients
  Florida lobster tails 3 Pound (2 pieces, 1 1/2 pounds each)
  Unsalted butter 2 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Medium shrimp 2 Pound, shelled, deveined
  Shallots 1 , finely chopped
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), finely chopped
  Cognac 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 can)
  Dry white wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chopped fresh tarragon 1 Teaspoon
  Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Old bay seasoning To Taste
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Squid ink pasta 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Croutons 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Trim the loose flaps from the lobster tails. Cut them crosswise into three. Slice through the centre of the front and back of the tail without breaking the shell.

MAKING
2) In a large saucepan, heat butter and olive oil over medium flame. Add in the lobster tails, shrimp, shallots and garlic. Saute till about 5 minutes when the lobster and shrimp change color slightly but stay firm. The vegetables should have softened.
3) In a small saucepan, add cognac and bring it to simmer on medium flame. Carefully, light the cognac taking two steps back.
4) When the flames subside, add in the lobster mixture. Stir well and fish the seafood out. Keep them warm on a platter.
5) Into the same pan, add tomato sauce, wine, tarragon, parsley, old bay seasoning and bay leaf. On high flame let the mixture come to a boil in about 10 minutes.
6) When the sauce has thickened add in salt and pepper. Mix well.
7) Add the seafood back into the pan.
8) Meanwhile, in a pot of salted, boiling water cook the squid ink pasta as per packet instructions. Drain.

SERVING
9) On a large serving dish plate the pasta. Arrange the shrimps and lobster tails with their shells facing up over it. Pour the sauce on top.
10) You may serve fried croutons on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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