Here in New England, although the snow is beautiful, we often miss our summers at the shore this time of year. This warm, decadent pasta dish is reminiscent of the small bistros that line that shoreline here in Connecticut, and puts a bright, summery twist on comfort food. Warm up one of these chilly winter nights by preparing this dish for yourself and your loved ones!
1 diced shallot
2 tablespoons of butter
32 ounces of your favorite lobster bisque
1 pound of shrimp
¼ cup of sherry
1 pound of penne pasta
Grated zest of one lemon
Salt and pepper
Half & half (as needed)
Fill a large pot with water and sprinkle in a generous amount of salt. When it comes to a boil, add in a pound of penne or your favorite pasta. In large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, and sauté the shallot in the melted butter. Once the shallots begin to get translucent, add the shrimp, and cook until they just begin to turn pink. Once the shrimp are cooked, pour the shrimp, shallots, and butter into a serving bowl, and fill the pan with the sherry and lobster bisque to reheat it over medium heat. If the sauce is too thick for your liking, slowly add small amounts of warmed half & half as needed to thin it. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and return it to the pan, removing from heat, then pour the warmed lobster bisque and shrimp and shallot mixture over it, stirring to combine and adding salt and pepper to taste. Lastly, sprinkle the top of the pasta with the grated lemon zest.
We love serving seafood dishes on these fun plates, all year round!