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Insert a spoon inside the lobster tail to ‘loosen up’ and separate the meat from the shell so it’ll be easier to scoop out

Harissa Lobster Spaghetti

By Nadia Aidi
Servings: 2
One of my favorite recipes lately! 


  • 3-8 oz lobster tails
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 2 lemons, 1 halved and 1 for zest
  • 2 large shallots, about 1/2 cup total, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp harissa paste, mina
  • 2 tbsp fresh tarragon
  • 3 tbsp chives, more for topping
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, more for topping
  • 8 oz spaghetti
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to taste


  • Get the lobster meat out of the shells. Tie the shells in a cheesecloth with an onion. Chop the lobster tails into large chunks
  • Add the lobster and onion bundle into boiling salted water and cook for about 30 minutes
  • Preheat a pan for 2 min on high, lower to medium high. Add a bit of olive oil and the lemon, flesh side down
  • Caramelize the lemon for 3 min on med high. Lower to medium and add shallot and garlic. Sautee until soft, about 5 min. Making sure they don’t burn
  • Deglaze the stuck on bits with the lemon and squeeze the ‘caramelized’ juice. Remove from pan
  • Add in harissa paste and raise heat to medium high. Sautee for 2 min and add wine. Reduce by half
  • Add in lobster with a bit of seasoned salt and let it cook for 2 min, you don’t want it fully done because it’ll continue to cook
  • Remove the lobster shell onion bundle from the water removing any white foam left behind on the top
  • Boil the spaghetti in that water until almost al dente
  • Add in pasta to the lobster sauce with pasta water to taste, I did about 1/3 cup. Cook for another 2-3 min. Turn heat off
  • Add in herbs, lemon zest and butter. Mix really well to get it super creamy
  • Serve it with a drizzle of olive oil, herbs and black pepper

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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