About Olive Garden
Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with more than 800 restaurants, more than 96,000 employees and more than $3.6 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE: DRI), which owns and operates more than 2,100 restaurants that generate over $8.5 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, Fla., and employing more than 200,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. In 2014, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fourth year in a row. Olive Garden is committed to making a difference in the lives of others in the local community. As part of this commitment, Olive Garden restaurants have donated nearly 30 million pounds of food to local community food banks across the country.
3 pounds lobsters, (2-1.5 lb. lobsters)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon Old Bay Seafood seasoning
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 ounce extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 cup white wine
1 pint heavy cream
6 ounces fresh spinach
5 ounces Roma tomatoes, diced
1 stick cold butter, cut into pieces
2 ounces sherry
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
12 ounces spaghetti, uncooked
1. Preparing the lobster: Boil water in pot large enough to hold the lobsters. Drop lobsters in pot and boil for 3 minutes. When finished cooking, remove lobsters from pot. Twist off the two front claws where they join the body. Using the back of a knife, crack the claws open and remove meat from tail and body and cut in half lengthwise. Season lobster with Old Bay, thyme and crushed red pepper.
2. Preparing the sauce: Heat olive oil in large pot. Saute onions over medium heat until translucent, approximately 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute another minute, add wine and sherry, salt and pepper. Add lobster. Bring to boil, cook for 4 minutes. Remove lobster meat from sauce and set aside, cook another 4 minutes. Add cream and bring to a boil for 7 minutes. Strain sauce and add liquid back to the pan. Add spinach and tomatoes and butter and bring to a boil. Add lobster to reheat.
3. Preparing the spaghetti: Cook spaghetti to al dente (or according to package instructions). Drain.
4. Preparing Lobster Spaghetti entree: Partly coat pasta with sauce, transfer to large bowl (or individual dishes), top with lobster and remaining sauce.