Chilli lobster spaghetti

Lure some luxury into your kitchen with a big-flavoured recipe for lobster spaghetti.


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 50g/2oz butter
  • 2 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 200ml/7fl oz white wine
  • 400ml/14fl oz double cream
  • 2 x 750g/1lb 10oz cooked lobster, shelled and cut into chunks
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 300g/10oz spaghetti

Preparation method

  1. Heat a large frying pan until hot. Add the olive oil and butter and then stir in the garlic, shallots, lemongrass, chillies and shredded lime leaves. Fry for 1-2 minutes.

  2. Pour in the white wine and cook until the volume of liquid has reduced by half.

  3. Add the cream and bring to a simmer. Cook until just thickened and then add the lobster. Squeeze in the lime juice and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Finally, stir in the coriander.

  4. Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to packet instructions and then drain. Mix the spaghetti with the lobster sauce until well combined.

  5. To serve, pile the spaghetti onto plates and finish with another squeeze of lime juice.

James Martin recipes from Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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