These Yard House Lobster Garlic Noodles will be your new go-to date night dish.
Yard House franchise restaurants are famous for their craft beer and fusion dishes. These sweet garlic noodles take inspiration from Asian cuisine, but with a Western twist!
Rich lobster, shiitake mushrooms and butter gives this dish its signature (and addictive!) umami flavor. A bite of these noodles and you know you’re eating something special.
Although luxurious, this delicious dish is actually super simple to recreate. It uses only a few ingredients, and isn’t nearly as expensive as it tastes!
You’ll have a new noodle dish on your roster once you try this Yard House copycat recipe. With these step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to whip up this restaurant-style dish in no time.
Tips and Tricks for Making Yard House Lobster Garlic Noodles
- Don’t forget to salt your pasta water. This will give your noodles flavor and improve the taste of the dish.
- Cook the noodles all the way through, but don’t overcook them. Over cooked noodles turn gummy and like to stick together.
- Use fresh garlic, not garlic powder. Garlic powder is better for soups and stews where it can dissolve in the liquid.
- Boil your lobster in a large enough pot so the water doesn’t drop in temperature. Use 3 quarts of water for every 1.5-2 pounds of lobster.
- Save yourself the time and hassle of breaking down a lobster by using precooked and ready-to-eat frozen lobster.
- Avoid overcooking the lobster. Overcooked lobster becomes chewy and tasteless instead of tender and sweet.
Yard House Lobster Garlic Noodles Recipe
- Prep Time15 min
- Cook Time30 min
- Total Time45 min
- Boil the Lobster
For fresh whole lobster, boil for 30 minutes to 1 hour to cook. The time will vary depending on how large it is.
For frozen ready-to-eat lobster, only boil the lobster for 2-3 minutes. This will reheat the meat and make it tender.
NoteDo not undercook the lobster. Unlike some other seafood, lobster is not safe to eat raw
- Remove Shell and Cut
If the lobster head is still attached, remove it.
Remove the claws and coral and then remove the meat from the lobster shells. Cut the meat into 1-inch pieces.
- Sauté Vegetables
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Melt butter in the pan.
Add chopped mushrooms and cook until they begin to brown. Then add garlic and spinach and cook for 1 minute.
At this point, you should have a pot of water boiling for the noodles.
- Add Sauce and Lobster
Add lobster, honey, and stir-fry sauce to the pan. Toss the ingredients together to combine and simmer on low until the mixture thickens.
- Cook the Noodles
Drop the noodles into the pot of boiling water. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or according to package instructions.
Drain the noodles in a colander.
- Mix and Serve!
Add the noodles to the saucepan. Mix them with the butter sauce, vegetables, and lobster.
Serve your lobster garlic noodles hot. Garnish with grated cheese and chopped chives.
Yard House Lobster Garlic Noodles Recipe Swaps and Substitutions
There are many ways you can make this lobster garlic noodles recipe your own and change the flavor!
- Spicy food lovers can easily add some red pepper flakes for a hint of heat. Add onion powder, pepper or any spices you like. Or, you can turn these noodles into a creamy dish by adding a tablespoon or two of heavy cream.
- If you find the noodles are too sticky, try adding a splash of sesame oil or soy sauce. This will make the garlic sauce a bit more liquid.
- Some versions of this recipe use spaghetti noodles as a delicious substitution for chow mein noodles. You could also use soba noodles, rice noodles, egg noodles, wheat noodles (made from wheat flour) or virtually any noodles you like!
- This dish has plenty of chewiness but could use an element of crunch. You can add crunch by sprinkling some crushed peanuts or toasted sesame seeds on top.
Storage & Reheating Instructions
According to the USDA, fresh lobster tails must be eaten within 2-3 days. So, store any leftovers of these lobster garlic noodles in the fridge for a maximum of 2-3 days.
Lobster garlic noodles can be stored frozen for about 2-4 weeks. Always use an airtight container for your food storage to keep out bacteria.
To reheat these noodles, use medium-low heat, or else they will become dry and gummy. You may need to add warm water to thin out the sauce and rehydrate the noodles.
- 11.7g Fat
- 28g Carbs