Lobster mac and cheese sounded so decadent when I first saw the recipes on Pinterest. So did the grown up recipes I read using bacon and Gruyère cheese. I knew I had to make this recipe, but as usual, I always put my own spin on it.
The lobster mac and cheese I made was so rich and delicious, I had to share it with you! But be warned, this recipe is not diet food.
We cooked lobsters for New Year’s Eve, and I cooked a couple of extra ones to freeze for future meals. I took one of these out to use in my lobster mac and cheese. I wish I had taken both of them out, I think I would have liked more meat in the meal.
Lobster Mac and Cheese
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups half & half
1 2/3 cups milk
dash grated nutmeg
dash cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 cup shredded old cheddar (I always use more!)
1 cup shredded Gruyère
1 cup shredded mozzarella
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup dry Sherry
Macaroni or pasta of your choice
Lobster meat, the more the better, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/4 cup butter
6 slices bacon
Pre-heat your oven to 325°F.
Cook pasta in salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Cook bacon and drain on paper towels. When cool, chop.
Melt the 1 Tbsp of butter in a small pan. Add the onions and cook till translucent. Add the garlic and simmer for a very short time, you don’t want to burn it. Add the Sherry and simmer for a few minutes.
Melt 1/4 cup butter in large saucepan. Add flour and stir to blend into a rue, cooking for a few minutes. Add cream and milk, stirring constantly till thickened (it should coat the back of a spoon). Sprinkle the cayenne, nutmeg and dry mustard in the sauce and mix well. Start adding the cheeses, cooking on low till they are melted.
Blend in the lobster meat and onion mixture, don’t stir too hard, you don’t want to break up the lobster. Add the cooked macaroni and stir to coat. Pour the lobster mac & cheese into a casserole dish.
Melt the 1/4 cup butter and mix in the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and parsley. Sprinkle the chopped bacon on top of the casserole, then sprinkle the bread crumb mixture.
Put the uncovered casserole dish in the oven for 1/2 an hour. The topping will brown and become crispy. Let sit covered for 5-10 minutes before dishing out.
You can save it to cook at a later time. You will need to cook it for 1 hour if it comes to room temperature, 1/2 hour uncovered and 1/2 hour covered.
Serve your lobster mac and cheese with a salad and garlic bread, you can never have enough garlic! Enjoy!!
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