romantic seafood dinner

Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce

Course: entree, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine: Alaskan, American, seafood
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 566 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio

The perfect entree for a romantic New Years or Valentines Day Dinner for Two.  Serve with crusty bread and a simple salad for the perfect meal.



  • 2 T olive oil
  • 4 T butter
  • 5 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 Shallot finely minced
  • 1 cup seafood stock or clam juice
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 t crushed red pepper
  • 1 lobster tail split
  • 10 mussels
  • 10 clams
  • 10 shrimp
  • lemon wedges


  1. In a 5 quart dutch oven, melt butter with the olive oil.
  2. Add garlic and shallot and sauté until onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add seafood broth or clam juice, white wine, bay leaf, saffron, plus salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring liquid to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Lower to medium and keep broth at a strong simmer.
  6. Add the clams, mussels, and lobster and cook for 4 minutes.
  7. Add shrimp and cook an additional 4 minutes until clams and mussels have opened and shrimp are pink and opaque and the lobster shell is red meat tender. Adjust lobster cooking time depending on size - the rule of thumb is 1 minute per ounce.
  8. Serve Immediately.

Recipe Notes


Serve with crusty bread for soaking up the sauce or serve over rice.


Nutrition Facts
Lobster, Shrimp, Clams, and Mussels in a Spicy Garlic Wine Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 566 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 191mg64%
Sodium 1162mg51%
Potassium 499mg14%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1105IU22%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 149mg15%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.