Brown Butter Lobster Pizza

Brown Butter Lobster Pizza

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes



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Surprise your Valentine with this indulgent pizza made rich with the addition of Fontina cheese, bacon, spinach and lobster. It’s a great way to bring a little something out of the ordinary into a dish that is sure to please!

You can also substitute shrimp or other seafood if you aren't a lobster fan. (We'll gladly take your share!)


  • 1 pizza dough, prepared
  • 3 lobster tails
  • 5 slices bacon, thick cut
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 6 ounces fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomato pesto
  • 4 ounces mozzarella, shredded
  • 8 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly grated.


  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Boil lobster tails in salted water until bright red and meat is tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  • 3 Drain and let cool.
  • 4 With kitchen shears, cut away the membrane from the tail anddiscard the intestinal vein.
  • 5 Chop lobster meat and set aside.
  • 6 In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until it is just beginning to crisp.
  • 7 Remove bacon and set aside on paper towels.
  • 8 Drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat.
  • 9 In the same skillet, sauté the shallots and garlic for 1-2 minutes, add spinach, and sauté until it wilts.
  • 10 Season with salt and pepper to taste, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • 11 To the same skillet, add the butter and cook over medium heat until just browned.
  • 12 Whisk browned bits on the bottom of the skillet and remove from heat.
  • 13 Stir in parsley, thyme and crushed red pepper.
  • 14 Drizzle half of butter mixture over reserved lobster and toss to coat.
  • 15 To Assemble Pizza:
  • 16 Spread the pizza dough with remaining butter mixture, spread dollops of sun-dried tomato pesto and half of reserved spinach.
  • 17 Top that with half the cheese, remaining spinach, lobster chunks and the rest of the cheese.
  • 18 Sprinkle on bacon.
  • 19 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and the crust is golden.



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