Linguine with mandarin, chilli and lobster sauce

April 14, 2014 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Linguine with mandarin, chilli and lobster sauce recipe

A decadent meal with simple flavours that pack a punch, linguine with mandarin, chilli and lobster sauce is a perfect dinner dish. Seafood and pasta is always a heavenly combination, so just wait until you add in some divine spices.

Recipe by Illanique van Aswegen

Linguine with mandarin, chilli and lobster sauce

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 45 mins


  • 30g (2 tbsp) butter
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive or avocado oil
  • 125ml (½ cup) spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 10ml (2 tsp) crushed garlic
  • 5ml (1 tsp) crushed ginger
  • 5ml (1 tsp) green chillies, finely chopped
  • 240g lobster tails (4 small tails are perfect), cooked, shelled and sliced into rounds
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) wholegrain mustard
  • 2 mandarins, segmented
  • 125ml (½ cup) fresh mandarin juice
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) fresh cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 150g linguine pasta, cooked
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped, to serve
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh dill, to serve
  • 60ml (¼ cup) basil leaves, to serve



Heat the butter and oil in a pan. Add the spring onions, garlic, ginger and chillies, and fry over gentle heat, about 1 minute. Increase the heat, add the lobster tail slices and sauté for another minute.


Stir in the mustard, mandarin segments, mandarin juice and cream. Let it bubble away, about 5 minutes. Season.


Place the warm linguine in serving bowls. Ladle the sauce over the pasta and scatter with parsley, dill and basil. Serve immediately.


Cook’s tip: If you cannot find lobster or crayfish meat, replace with prawns.

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