Garlic Lobster Noodles ~ Easy Recipe! (2024)

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This easy GarlicLobster Noodles recipeis a scrumptious and decadent stir fry with Asian flair. Linguine with lobster morsels is tossed with a sauté of mushrooms,green onions, oodles of garlic and a salty, sweet and savory sauce. It's culinary masterpiece you won't forget.

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why this recipe is a keeper

Asian inspired dishes are frequent requests of my personal chef clients and around our kitchen table. Favorites include my hibachi shrimp and vegetables or beef and sugar snap pea stir fry.

So when I snagged a couple lobsters for $6.99 per pound recently, I knew I wanted to make something instead of steamed whole lobsteror lobster rolls.

A knockout recipe with the sweet, salty and savory flavors of Asian cooking paired with satisfying noodles was what I craved.

Abed of delicious noodleswas the ideal backdrop for an Asian inspired dish featuring lobster. It's my easy and simplified version of the stir friedChinese fooddish of lobster yee mien.

The tender lobster, sauteed garlic andgreen onions, and traditional Asian ingredients make this dish rich and flavorful. It's gourmet yet comforting as noodle dishes are so satisfying. And a great way to impress dinner guests is with this exquisite dish.

in the article
  • why this recipe is a keeper
  • ingredients and substitutions
  • what's the best way to cook lobster?
  • recipe instructions
  • variations of this recipe
  • recommended equipment
  • storage and reheating instructions
  • top recipe tip
  • FAQ
  • what to serve with this recipe?
  • more seafood recipes to try
  • just one more thing
  • recipe

ingredients and substitutions

Grab everyday Asian ingredients, noodles, fresh produce and a couple lobsters for this recipe that celebrates seafood.

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  • linguine~Long noodlesare my preference for this recipe. Other options are fettuccine, spaghetti and angel hair pasta. Short pastas like rotini, shells, and bowties are also alternatives.
  • lobster meat~ Rich cookedlobster meatmakes this dish decadent. Either buy cooked lobster meat or steam lobsters with my directions below. Substitutes for the lobster include cooked shrimp, scallops or chicken.
  • salted butter~ Unsalted butter is an alternative.
  • button mushrooms~ Cremini mushrooms are also tasty in the recipe.
  • green onions~ A mild onion such as shallots are a good substitute.
  • garlic cloves~ Fresh garlic is the way to go with this recipe.
  • oyster sauce~ This umami rich sauce is salty with a hint of sweetness. It gives the dish its authentic Asian flavor.
  • light brown sugar~ Dark brown sugar or honey are alternatives.
  • reduced sodiumsoy sauce~ Substitute tamari or regularsoy saucetoo.
  • toastedsesame oil~ Just a touch to adds a nutty, earthiness to the dish.
  • red pepper flakes~ Try a dash of your favorite hot sauce to add a bit a spiciness.

Scroll to the recipe for full quantities of the ingredients.

what's the best way to cook lobster?

Already cooked lobster meat can be used in this recipe. Or you can cook the lobsters yourself. It's actually really easy.

Steaming lobsters is my preferred method of cooking. Boiled lobsters tend to be more watery as the water penetrates the lobster shell.

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To steam lobsters, to a large stock pot, add about 3 inches of cold water and bring it to a vigorous boil. Add the whole lobsters to the pot. Cover the pot. Bring the water back to a boil then start your timer.

Steam the lobsters. 1 1/4 pound lobsters take 8 - 9 minutes to cook. 1 1/2 pound lobsters take 11-12 minutes to cook.

Using tongs, remove the lobsters from the pot to a large bowl. After they cool a bit, remove the meat from the lobster shell. It's ready to use in the recipe.

recipe instructions

The combination of ingredients in this lobster noodle dish create a unique blend of flavors and textures offering a delightful culinary experience.

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Cook and drain the noodles according to package directions.

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Sauté mushrooms, green onions and garlic in butter.

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Steam the lobsters. Remove meat from the lobster shell. Cut in large pieces.

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Stir in oyster sauce, light brown sugar, reduced sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil and red pepper flakes.

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Add the cooked noodles and more green onions to pan. Toss the noodles with the mushrooms and sauce.

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Only toss the ingredients until they're just mixed. You don't want to break up the beautiful lobster pieces.

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Add the lobster meat and toss gently with the noodles, mushrooms, green onions and garlic.

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Serve this delicious lobster dish warm or chilled.

Hint: The amount of lobster meat in a lobster can vary throughout the year. Hard shell lobsters contain more meat as compared to soft shell lobsters. Ask your fishmonger if the lobsters are hard or soft shelled. You may need to pick up an extra lobster for the recipe if they're soft shelled.

variations of this recipe

Try these variations to lobster noodles.

  • Delete the heat - Omit the red pepper flakes so the dish isn't spicy.
  • Change the vegetables - Add sliced carrots, diced zucchini, peas or broccoli florets instead of the mushrooms.
  • Make it vegetarian - Skip the lobster to make the dish a vegetarian favorite.
  • Add your favorite protein - These stir fry noodles are a tasty base for any protein. Cook any meat you use before adding it. Try shrimp, scallops, salmon, swordfish, chicken, pork tenderloin, steak and cubed tofu.

See this fried rice recipe for a similar recipe made with leftover rice and chicken.

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recommended equipment

Having the right equipment can make cooking a breeze. I recommend the following kitchen utensils and equipment for these lobster noodles.

storage and reheating instructions

Store any lobster noodle leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. These meal prep containers are my favorites. I don't suggest freezing this recipe as it doesn't hold up well.

To reheat, microwave on 60 percent power for 1-2 minutes. Continue microwaving at 30 second intervals until the lobster and noodles are heated. Check your microwave for instructions on how to heat on a lower power.

top recipe tip

For a perfectly cooked lobster, the internal temperature of the thickest part of the tail will be 135 to 140 degrees on a digital thermometer.

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FAQ

How much lobster meat is in a cooked lobster?

A 1 1/4 pound lobster will yield about 4 - 5 ounces of lobster meat. A 1 1/2 pound lobster will yield about 6 - 8 ounces of lobster meat.

What is traditional lobster yee mein?

It's a celebratory classic Chinese dish made with noodles. Usually served at weddings and Chinese New Year, the dish features lobster deep fried in its shell.

Can you use frozen lobster meat in garlic lobster noodles?

Yes. Most frozen lobster meat is sold cooked. Thaw the meat and then use it in the recipe.

what to serve with this recipe?

These are my favorite dishes to serve with lobster noodles:

  • Fresh Vegetable Spring Rolls Recipe with Peanut Sesame Dipping Sauce
  • Roasted Carrot and Parsnip Fries
  • Crispy Everything Bagel Puff Pastry Cheese Twists
  • Fresh and Healthy Spinach Blueberry Salad with Yogurt Dressing

more seafood recipes to try

Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:

  • Baked Teriyaki Glazed Salmon Recipe
  • Mussels Marinara
  • Shrimp with Roasted Tomato Sauce and Goat Cheese
  • Oven Baked Cod Oreganata

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Garlic Lobster Noodles

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  • Author: Amy Casey
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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This easy Garlic Lobster Noodles recipe is a scrumptious and decadent stir fry with Asian flair. Linguine with lobster morsels is tossed with a sauté of mushrooms, green onions, oodles of garlic and a salty, sweet and savory sauce. It's culinary masterpiece you won't forget.

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the linguine according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Either use cooked lobster meat or steam them yourself. To steam lobsters, to a large stock pot, add about 3 inches of water and bring it to a vigorous boil. Add the whole lobsters to the pot. Cover the pot. Bring the water back to a boil.
  3. Steam the lobsters for 11-12 minutes. Using tongs, remove the lobsters from the pot to a large bowl. Cool slightly. Remove meat from the shells. Cut in large pieces. Set aside.
  4. In a large sauté pan or wok over medium heat add the salted butter. When the butter has melted, add the mushrooms. Sauté until light brown on the edges, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and half of the green onions. Sauté for 1-2 minutes or until they're fragrant.
  6. Turn the heat to low and add the oyster sauce, brown sugar, reduced sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  7. Add the cooked noodles and remaining sliced green onions. Toss to coat with the sauce.
  8. Add the cooked lobster meat and gently toss with the noodles.
  9. Serve warm or chilled.

Notes

Delete the heat - Omit the red pepper flakes so the dish isn't spicy.

Change the vegetables - add sliced carrots, diced zucchini peas or broccoli florets instead of the mushrooms.

Make it vegetarian - skip the lobster to make the dish a vegetarian favorite.

Add your favorite protein - These stir fry noodles are a tasty base for any protein. Cook any meat you use before adding it. Try shrimp, scallops, salmon, swordfish, chicken, pork tenderloin, steak and cubed tofu.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: entrée
  • Method: cook on stove top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 493
  • Sugar: 8.7 g
  • Sodium: 933 mg
  • Fat: 16.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.9 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54 g
  • Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 32.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 196 mg
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