Comfort Food Friday: Lobster spaghetti by Great British Menu chef seals the deal for a tasty treat – The Courier

When it comes to comfort food, the thought of combining the sweet flavours of lobster with classic spaghetti, what is there not to like?

Pasta and seafood in a dish, now that’s an ideal creation for Comfort Food Friday.

This delightful recipe combines sweet lobster with tomatoes and chilli to create a dish that is ideal for you to curl up with on the sofa and enjoy.

And, remember, if you have missed any of our previous recipes in this series you can find them by clicking here.

This recipe was kindly supplied by Amy Elles of The Harbour Cafe in Elie who will be on our TV screens in a couple of weeks when Great British Menu returns to BBC Two.

This year’s theme is innovation and there will be regional heats for eight weeks before finals week which culminates in the Banquet.

Lobster spaghetti

(Serves 4) 

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Lobster spaghetti.


  • 400g dried spaghetti
  • 50ml butter
  • 1 chilli (deseeded)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot
  • 5 large ripe tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • 150ml white wine
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 2 cooked Scottish lobsters (600g), meat removed
  • Sliced spring onion or basil leaves for garnish


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, finely dice the shallot, chilli and garlic.
  3. Melt the butter in a large pan and add the onions, chilli, garlic and a little salt, cook them until soft (being