An easy throw-together seafood pasta with a good lug of lobster oil for a decadent shellfish flavour topped with tarragon and chives.






Skill level

Average: 3.7 (32 votes)


  • 150 g spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 3 tbsp lobster or shellfish oil (available at specialty stores and some fishmongers)
  • 100 g cooked lobster meat (or 100 g cooked and picked white crab meat), minced
  • ¼ tsp finely chopped tarragon
  • pinch salt
  • pinch finely chopped kombu
  • pinch white pepper
  • 2 tsp chopped chives
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • small pinch finely chopped garlic


Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


Serves 2 as a starter.

  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water according to packet directions or until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, place all the remaining ingredients in a frying pan over low heat. Once the shellfish meat starts to change colour, add the drained pasta. Toss well to combine, adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve.


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