Lobster and Shells

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 6 hr 31 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 6 hr
  • Cook: 11 min
  • Yield: 16 servings
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Kosher salt

Good olive oil

1 pound small pasta shells, such as Ronzoni

Kernels from 8 ears of corn (about 6 cups)

12 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced

2 yellow or orange bell peppers, seeded and small-diced

2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved

2 pounds cooked fresh lobster meat, medium-diced

1 1/2 cups good mayonnaise

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)

Freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups minced fresh dill


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 2 tablespoons of salt and some olive oil. Add the pasta and cook it for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Add the corn to the pasta and cook it for another 2 minutes, until the corn is tender. Drain the pasta and corn together in a colander and pour them into a large mixing bowl. Add the scallions, diced pepper, tomatoes, and lobster, tossing gently to combine. Allow to cool slightly. 
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, 4 teaspoons salt, and 2 teaspoons pepper until smooth. Pour over the pasta and mix well to bind the ingredients. Stir in the dill. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for up to 6 hours to allow the flavors to develop. Check the seasonings and serve chilled or at room temperature.