Midday Fix: Fettuccine all’ aragosta

Chef Massimo Salatino


Feast of the Seven Fishes - A la carte holiday menu will be offered Sunday, December 24th – Sunday, December 30th

Fettuccine all’ Aragosta

8 oz. fettuccini pasta (cooked)
1.5 oz. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. garlic, sliced
1/2 tsp. chili flakes
4 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
3 oz. lobster meat (par cooked)
1 oz. white wine
2 tsp. chives
1 tsp. Italian parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

In a saute pan, heat up the oil. Add the garlic and chili flakes to sweeten them. Deglaze with white wine and let evaporate. Add the cherry tomatoes and cook gently for about 3-4 minutes. Add the lobster meat to the sauce and warm through. Taste and adjust seasoning. Add your favorite pasta, or fettuccini, to the sauce along with more olive oil and parsley. Serve in a pasta bowl and sprinkle with chives.

Francesca’s locations:

  • Francesca’s on Taylor – Chicago, IL (Little Italy)
  • Francesca’s Intimo – Lake Forest, IL
  • Francesca’s Campagna – West Dundee, IL
  • Francesca’s Famiglia – Barrington, IL
  • Francesca’s North – Northbrook, IL
  • Francesca’s Amici 
- Elmhurst, IL
  • Francesca’s Fiore 
- Forest Park, IL
  • Francesca’s on 95th 
- Oak Lawn, IL
  • Francesca’s on Chestnut – Chicago, IL  
(Gold Coast)
  • Mia Francesca – Chicago, IL (Lakeview)
  • Francesca’s Bryn Mawr – Chicago, IL  (Edgewater)
  • Francesca’s by the River - St. Charles, IL
  • Francesca’s Tavola 
- Arlington Heights, IL
  • Francesca’s Bellezza 
- LaGrange, IL
  • Francesca’s Passiaggo – South Naperville, IL
  • La Sorella Di Francesca’s – Naperville, IL
  • Francesca’s Fortunato – Frankfort, IL
  • Francesca’s at the Promenade – Boilingbrook, IL
  • Francesca’s Vicinato – Palos Park, IL

All 19 Chicagoland locations can be found at http://www.miafrancesca.com/locations/view/category/chicago-city