Maine Lobster Acqua Pazza Recipe

Maine Lobster Acqua Pazza Recipe

How To Make Maine Lobster Acqua Pazza

Acqua pazza is an Italian dish of poached seafood. For this recipe, Maine lobster is poached in white wine to create a tasty and elegant dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lobster
  • 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 3clovegarlic
  • pinchred chilies,crushed
  • 10green olives
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 1ptripe cherry tomatoes
  • 6fresh basil leaves
  • 1fresh mint sprig
  • ¼tspkosher salt


  1. With a heavy chef’s knife, plunge tip straight down behind lobster’s head. Cut lobster in half lengthwise, first through body cavity, then through tail section.

  2. Place a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Warm 3 tablespoons olive oil and add lobster and its juices. Add garlic and chilies, cooking until golden brown. Add olives and cook 3 minutes, turning lobster occasionally.

  3. Turn heat to high and add white wine and ¼ cup water. Reduce liquids 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, herbs, and salt and cook 1 to 2 minutes longer, or until lobster is cooked through.

  4. Cut into pieces and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with grilled Italian bread rubbed with garlic, if desired.


  • Calories: 349.87kcal
  • Fat: 23.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.27g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16.53g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.80g
  • Fiber: 3.21g
  • Sugar: 5.85g
  • Protein: 14.83g
  • Cholesterol: 95.25mg
  • Sodium: 778.07mg
  • Calcium: 116.79mg
  • Potassium: 695.27mg
  • Iron: 1.92mg
  • Vitamin A: 97.59µg
  • Vitamin C: 41.70mg
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