Happy New Year 2014 – Lobster Alfredo

We usually have lobster for our New Year’s Eve dinner. This year we decided it might be nice to have Lobster Alfredo with linguine. It was delicious and easy to make. Here’s how…
Boil the lobster for 7 minutes, remove it from the water and let it cool. Once cool enough to handle, remove the lobster meat from its shells. Cut it into bite size chunks and set it aside.

Now melt butter in a large skillet. Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Pour in the cream, add the salt and pepper and cheese. Remember that the cheese is salty, so don’t over salt. Continue to heat this until the sauce just begins to bubble. Meanwhile, cook the linguine and drain it well. Add the linguine to the skillet and stir for 1 minute, until the sauce begins to thicken.

Lobster Alfredo in pan

Add the lobster meat and toss gently. Serve immediately. Garnish with grated cheese and chopped parsley. We paired it with Freixenet, a sparkling wine similar to champagne, produced in Spain. A great way to bring in the New Year!

Lobster Alfredo plated

Happy New Year! Let’s raise our glasses to a healthy and happy 2014 filled with delicious recipes to prepare and share with our loved ones. Kali Xronia!

Lobster Alfredo
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Easy Lobster Alfredo
Recipe type: Pasta Seafood
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • Fresh lobster meat (two 2 lbs. live lobsters)
  • 8 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 qt. heavy cream
  • ¼ lb. sliced mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Box (16 oz) linguine
  • 3 oz. melted butter
  1. Boil lobster for 7 minutes, remove from water and let cool.
  2. Remove lobster meat from shells.
  3. Cut into bite size chunks and set aside.
  4. Melt the butter in a large skillet.
  5. Add the mushrooms and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Pour in the cream, add seasonings and cheese.
  7. Continue to heat until sauce just begins to bubble.
  8. Meanwhile, cook the linguine and drain it well.
  9. Add this to the skillet and stir for 1 minute, until the sauce begins to thicken.
  10. Add the lobster meat and toss gently.
  11. Serve immediately.
  12. Garnish with grated cheese and chopped parsley.


Pastitsio – Baked Macaroni with Meat Filling

Pastitsio for Patty!

1 lb.  elbow macaroni
1/2 lb. butter
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 can tomato paste
4 oz. grated cheese (Kefalotiri or Gruyere or Parmigiana)
1 medium onion – chopped
cinnamon and nutmeg
salt and pepper

#1 sauce: 2 eggs, 1 cup of milk
#2 sauce: 2 cups milk, 4 eggs, 3 tbsp. flour

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water and drain. Proceed as follows: Saute chopped onion in a little butter; add ground beef and stir until brown; add tomato paste thinned with a little water. Add seasoning – salt pepper cinnamon and nutmeg to taste ( a pinch of each). Cook until beef is done. Melt butter and pour half over drained macaroni mixing carefully. Spread half of macaroni on bottom of 9 x 13″ pan; sprinkle  some of the grated cheese on top. Spread entire meat sauce over the macaroni, and cover with remaining macaroni as the top layer. Add rest of cheese. Over this pour the #1 Sauce. Shake pan so that the sauce will penetrate to the bottom of the mixture.

#2 Sauce: In a saucepan place remaining melted butter and add the 3 tbsp. of flour gradually , stirring constantly. Add milk and continue stirring. Slowly add eggs and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Spread over macaroni and bake in moderate oven for 40-45 minutes. Cut in squares and serve.

This recipe is from Hellenic Cuisine by Sts. Constantine and Helen Ladies Society, Detroit MI 1956 page 103

Greek Pasta

Greek Pasta 005

One box of multigrain rotini
One cup of pitted kalamata olives
One cup of crumbled feta cheese
Six vine tomatoes quartered
Tuscan style Italian seasoning: Oregano, Basil and Parsley


One cup of EVOO
1/2 cup of lemon juice
1 tsp of granulated garlic
Mix in a jar, close lid and shake to blend

Mix cooked, drained pasta with feta, olives, tomatoes and liberal sprinkling of seasoning. Add dressing and toss gently.