This easy to make yet elevated butter poached lobster pappardelle pasta recipe with champagne cream sauce is perfect for date night or when you want to impress your guests!

Tender bites of butter poached lobster

Easy to make in under an hour

Elevated yet hassle-free meal

Store-bought or homemade pasta are great in this!

For the sauce – 1 Tbsp olive oil – 1 small shallot – ¾ cup Champagne – 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt – 1 Tbsp pink peppercorns – Zest of 1 grapefruit – 1 ¾ cup heavy cream – Fresh ground nutmeg – 1 tsp champagne vinegar

For the lobster ¼ cup water 1 sprig fresh thyme 3 sticks unsalted butter 2 small lobster tails (4-6oz each) removed from their shells 1 tsp kosher salt For the pasta – 4 oz Pappardelle pasta

Rapid boiling of any cream sauce will sabotage the melding of flavors. Although this takes less time to reduce, it will not taste as good as if you gently reduce the sauce. The payoff for patience is flavor!