Meat-Free Friday's: Pasta with Mussles and Lobster

Back to the regular programming! I promised you that I would post about this. There really isn’t much to it, but it was delicious! Fresh linguini (seriously, use fresh- it’s so much better than dried!) topped with sauce and seafood. My husband had one lobster steamed at the store. (They’ll do it for free, and since it was going to be eaten right away anyway, why not?) When he got home, he cleaned and steamed one bag of mussels. Removed those from the shell and dumped them into some sauce that heated up with some red wine, garlic, ]fresh Italian herbs, and lots of crushed red pepper. Plopped some lobster on top of it all, and served it with Italian bread. This was a super easy meal that he pulled together at the last second after I dropped the ball and disn’t have a Friday-appropriate meal planned. He did good.


  1. Robert-Gilles Martineau says:

    Dear Friend!
    Greetings from Shizuoka, Japan!
    Thank you so much for your many kind comments on my blog!
    Meat-Free Friday’s?
    Well, if you keep to that kind of gastronomic delight, you won’t need the meat! LOL
    Great pic, simple and yummy recipe!

  2. Wow! This looks so simple but yet elegant. Since we have a surplus of lobster is is very doable.

  3. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie says:

    I love fancy pastas like this – still easy to make but oh, so delicious!

  4. this is my kind of pasta….

  5. One word: Delish!!

  6. I agree … delicious!! :)

  7. Lobster makes everything better! –Yum

  8. I don’t know what you mean by “made.” I’m assuming you know that the penne pasta was from a box. I just cooked the pasta and heated up three-cheese marinara sauce, which was from a jar. Then I sauteed some asparaguse, peppers, and onions in a skillet & mixed them all together! :)

    Looks very good <3

  9. How nice that they will steam your lobster for you!! This looks fantastic! I love pasta, it’s so versatile!

  10. Sarah- thanks! It really was simple. iif you have more lobster, you could leave out the mussels too.
    Robert- We don’t eat meat on Friday’s during Lent… but I’m thinking about making it permanent. :)
    Doggy, Natasha, Jenn, Lesley, Debi, Taylor, and Reeni- thanks!

  11. Ohh, how yummy!

    I also love getting the lobster steamed at the store. They generally don’t overcook it, and less mess at home (I usually end up lugging out the gigantic seafood stock pot, which takes forEVER to boil)

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