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Aragosta Fra Diavolo

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  Live lobsters 4 Pound, split in half lengthwise (2nos., 2 pounds each)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onions 1 Ounce, chopped
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Dry white wine 3⁄8 Pint
  Ripe firm tomatoes 1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped
  Fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon, crumbled
  Dried red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Remove and discard the stomach sac near the head of each lobster and the long intestine attached to it. Remove and put aside the greenish brown liver and the black caviar-like eggs if there are any.
2. Using sharp knife, cut off the claws and crack the flat underside of each large claw with a sharp blow. Remove and discard the small claws and the antennae.

3. In a frying pan, heat oil, add the lobster bodies and large claws and cook them over a high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, turning them once or twice.
4. Onto a plate, transfer the lobsters. Pour off almost all the fat from the frying pan, leaving a thin film on the bottom.
5. Add the onions, garlic and cook them over a moderate heat, stirring frequently, for 7 to 8 minutes, until the onions are transparent.
6. Add wine and boil briskly over high heat, stirring constantly, until it is reduced in volume to about 1/4 pint. Add the tomatoes, parsley, oregano, red pepper and salt and bring the mixture to the boil, stirring constantly.

7. Into the pan, return the lobsters to the pan, cover and cook over a moderate heat for 8 to 10 minutes, basting every few minutes.
8. Sieve the liver and coral through a fine sieve and stir them into the hot sauce.
9. Allow the sauce simmer for a minute or two without boiling and season well.

10. On a deep heated serving dish, arrange the pieces of lobster and ladle the sauce over them.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 586 Calories from Fat 141

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.4%

Saturated Fat 2.5 g12.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 430.9 mg143.6%

Sodium 1599 mg66.6%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4.1%

Dietary Fiber 2.9 g11.7%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 87 g174.5%

Vitamin A 44.4% Vitamin C 47%

Calcium 26.8% Iron 15.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Aragosta Fra Diavolo Recipe