Shrimp and Lobster Sauce

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Easy Shrimp and Lobster Sauce is a seafood tomato-based sauce with two kinds of shellfish, shrimp and lobster tails. Served over spaghetti or linguine, this shrimp and lobster sauce will make an exquisite and mouth-watering seafood dinner.  

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce is an easy recipe to make and enjoy in the convenience of your own home.

We grew up with our mom’s seafood cooking. She cooked different seafood meals weekly. Our parents lived in Capri, Italy, where there was an abundance of fresh seafood daily.

This was the reason we had seafood dinners 3 to 4 times a week, and it was always simple dishes like her spicy shrimp recipe, fresh cod fish salad, and of course, her best lobster sauce, to name a few.
 

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

What’s the Secret to Making this Shrimp and Lobster Sauce? 

  • To make the most flavorful seafood sauce, you need to cook the shellfish with their shells on. 
  • This will ensure to get the supreme flavor from the shellfish as much as possible.  
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How to Make Shrimp and Lobster Sauce? (*full recipe card below!)

For this delicious recipe, we used our mom’s quick marinara sauce to help speed things ups. Then we added the sauce to the lobster tails and shrimp.

Ingredients for Shrimp and Lobster Sauce…

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 3 frozen lobster tails – thawed, cleaned, and cut into halves
  • 1 pound of frozen Argentina red shrimp- already cleaned with tails off 
  • 3 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves – diced
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 sea salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 to 3 cups of prepared marinara sauce
  • 1 pound of spaghetti or linguine

Directions for our Shrimp and Lobster Sauce:

For our recipe, you will need one large deep skillet for the shellfish, one large pot for the spaghetti, and some marinara sauce on hand.

  1. In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil and butter over moderate heat. and add in the diced garlic. 

2. Next, add in the lobster tails only and cook for a few minutes, turning them every so often, until they turn an opaque white color.  Best to use kitchen tongs to turn tails over while cooking.

3. Then, add the shrimp to the skillet.  Simmer on low heat, turning over the shrimp one by one as they start to turn a soft pink.  They will cook quickly, so do not overcook them.

4. Pour in the white wine, and sprinkle in fresh parsley,  sea salt, and crushed red pepper.  Simmer for about one minute. 

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5. Stir in one cup of marinara sauce and simmer for about 3 minutes to flavor the shellfish.  Then pour the rest of the marinara sauce into the skillet.

6. Stir to combine the mixture well.  Taste, and season with any additional salt, and pepper flakes to your preference.  Turn off the heat. Then cover with a lid.

7. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil.  Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the boiling water.

8. Toss in your favorite spaghetti and cook the pasta until al-dente.   Drain and serve with some sauce along with some shrimp and lobster tails.  Garnish with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley and serve. Yields: 6 servings

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Cook’s Notes and Tips!

  • Shellfish cook up quickly, so you will need to keep an eye on them as you are sauting them.
  • Best to not overcook shellfish, or they will get too tough to eat.
  • It is important to properly rinse and clean both shrimp and lobster tails before starting.
  • You can easily adjust the amount of marinara sauce added, to your liking.

Questions and Answers…

1. What is the Difference Between This Sauce and Fra Diavolo? Our shrimp and lobster sauce is sweeter in taste, whereas a Fra Diavolo recipe is hot and very spicy.

2. Can We Make This Sauce Hot and Spicy? Yes, you can. You will need to increase the amount of crushed red pepper flakes in the sauce, to your preference.

3. Where Can We Find Argentina Red Shrimp? You can find it at Trader Joe’s, or Costco.

4. If We Cannot Find Argentina Red Shrimp, Can We Use Different Shrimp? Yes, of course. We recommend shrimp that are 24 pieces and are already cleaned with tails off. Frozen or Fresh.

5. Can We Freeze Any Leftover Seafood Sauce? Not recommended. Because the fish will break down when frozen, and it will lose its flavor and gain a fishy smell.

6. How to Store Leftover Seafood Sauce? Most seafood dishes will stay fresh for up to 48 hours (2 days). So you can have it for lunch the next day, and reheat it in a skillet or microwave.

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Yield: 6 servings

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce by 2sistersrecipes.com

Shrimp and Lobster Sauce is a seafood tomato-based sauce with two kinds of shellfish, shrimp and lobster tails. It's best served over spaghetti or linguine for an exquisite and mouth-watering seafood dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 frozen lobster tails - thawed, cleaned, and cut into halves
  • 1 pound of frozen Argentina red shrimp- already cleaned with tails off, rinsed, and drained.
  • 3 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves - diced
  • 3 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 sea salt
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 to 3 cups of prepared marinara sauce
  • 1 pound of spaghetti or linguine

Instructions

  1. In a large deep skillet, heat olive oil and butter over moderate heat. and add in the diced garlic. 
  2. First, add in the lobster tails only and cook for a few minutes, turning them every so often, until they turn an opaque white color. 
  3. Next, add the shrimp to the skillet.  Simmer on low heat, turning over the shrimp one by one as they start to turn pink.  They will cook quickly.
  4. Pour in the white wine, and sprinkle in fresh parsley,  sea salt, and crushed red pepper.  Simmer for about one minute. 
  5. Stir in one cup of marinara sauce and simmer for about 3 minutes to flavor the shellfish.  Then pour the rest of the marinara sauce into the skillet.
  6. Stir to combine the mixture well.  Taste, and season with any additional salt, and pepper flakes to your preference.  Turn off the heat. Then cover with a lid.
  7. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to boil.  Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the boiling water.
  8. Toss in your favorite spaghetti and cook the pasta until al-dente.   Drain spaghetti and serve with sauce along with some shrimp and lobster tails on top.   Garnish with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley and serve immediately.
  9. Yields: 6 servings

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6 servings

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 23.9gCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 9.3gProtein: 26g

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