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Pasta with Lobster and Fresh Corn

Lobster is a classic pairing for Rhone whites. This simple preparation will be beautiful with most Tablas Creek white wines, young or old.

Serves: 4

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  • 12 oz pasta
  • 1 ½ cups lobser meat in bite size pieces (omit meat for vegetarian option)
  • 1 cup tender fresh corn kernels
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil or tarragon
  • 6 oz soft unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped shallots
  • 3 tbsp dry white wine
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar


  • Boil water for pasta, preferably short pasta like penne.
  • Gently warm corn and lobster pieces in 1 tbsp. unsalted butter. Once the ingredients are warm, cover them and turn off the heat. Then make the beurre blanc:
  • Cook the shallots, wine and vinegar very slowly in a small pan until the liquid is almost used up and shallots are soft.
  • Remove from the heat for a few minutes, then whisk in the butter, 1 oz. at a time, just until incorporated, but never totally melted. The final sauce should have the texture of thick heavy cream.
  • Cook pasta according to pkg. directions and drain into a deep bowl. Toss the beurre blanc, warm lobster and corn with the pasta and sprinkle on the chopped herbs.
  • Serve immediately in warmed bowls.

Pairs With: Esprit de Tablas/Beaucastel Blanc, Cotes de Tablas Blanc, Picardan