Tomato and Saffron Pasta with Lobster and Chorizo

Looking for an amazing seafood pasta recipe? Check out this delicious Tomato and Saffron Pasta with Lobster and Chorizo.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 998kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi


  • 1 sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 sliced yellow onion
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 sliced chorizo sausage links
  • two 28 ounce cans of whole plum tomatoes in juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of saffron threads
  • 2 small diced lobster tails shell removed
  • 1 small diced 8 ounce halibut fillet
  • 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1/2 pound of diver or bay scallops
  • 1/2 pound of jumbo lump crab meat
  • 2 ounces of unsalted buuter
  • 1 pound of cappellini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons of chiffonade fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh oregano
  • sliced green onions for garnish
  • Lemon for garnish
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • In a large hot pot with olive oil, caramelize the peppers, onions and garlic. Once brown, add in the chorizo and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Then, add in the tomatoes, crushed red pepper flakes, saffron, salt and pepper and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • In a large hot saute pan with butter add in the seafood and cook until brown and almost done. Once it is to this point, add in the tomato saffron sauce and braise the seafood until the seafood is cooked through out. Finish with herbs, salt and pepper.
  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water. Once the noodles have reached al dente, remove from the pot and place in a large bowl with the seafood and tomato saffron broth covering it. Garnish with fresh herbs, scallions and lemon.


Calories: 998kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 78g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 481mg | Sodium: 3139mg | Potassium: 958mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1970IU | Vitamin C: 66.2mg | Calcium: 319mg | Iron: 6.7mg