Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tri-Pepper Linguine with Spicy Lobster

I only started really exploring my own kitchen and cooking when I lived in Japan back in 1995.  If you ever want to eat anything other than Japanese food then you better learn to cook if you live over there.  I never had a need to cook before since I lived with my sister at the University.  She was an awesome cook and always took such good care of me until we were both off in separate directions... she was commissioned into the Marine Corps, I was commissioned in the Navy and so life experiences and travels began.  

During my tour in Japan I was surprised to find out how much fun it was to create in the kitchen but my problem was that I was making all this great food and had no one to share it with as I was a single girl at the time.  So what better guinea pigs then my fellow shipmates from the Gtown!  They loved a free meal that wasn't shipboard chow.   My buddy Ralph was my best customer and to this day he says that I actually inspired him to start cooking and wow what a great cook he is!!  He's got the passion and the skills and would send me recipes on a regular basis, however I wasn't allowed to tell anyone because he thought it was such a chic thing to do.  Sorry Ralph but you are tough enough that no one would ever call you a chic.  This is one of his great creations that I haven't made in years and when I saw Lobster in the frozen section of the Commissary it was the first thing I thought of.  Yummadumdum!  This is even better than I remembered.  If you want to eliminate the pasta and cheese for a Paleo dish just use julienned zucchini and yellow squash and you won't be disappointed.
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Tri Pepper Linguine with Spicy Lobster

  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup julienned red bell pepper
  • 1 cup julienned yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup julienned orange bell pepper
  • 1 package of mushrooms sliced (shitake & oyster or any type you might have)
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapenos (if you don't have any use about 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions or scallions
  • 1 lb lobster meat, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoon arrowroot starch
  • 2 tablespoon white wine
  • 1 lb gluten free linguine or spaghetti (I used Shar gluten free spaghetti)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Saute garlic in olive oil in saucepan 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add bell peppers, mushrooms, onions & jalepeno.
  3. Saute 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in Lobster meat, reduce heat and saute 2-3 minutes longer.
  5. Add chicken stock & mix well
  6. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.
  7. Stir in mixture of arrowroot starch & white wine
  8. Cook just till thickened, stir constantly.
  9. Add pasta & toss gently.
  10. Spoon to platter & sprinkle with cheese.
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