Reel Recipes – Lobster Mac-N-Cheese

Lobster Mac N Cheese

Lobster Mac_N_Cheese

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 oz. your favorite macaroni (I use elbows)
  • 16 oz. half and half or whole milk
  • 8 oz. shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 2 oz. shredded Asiago
  • 4 oz. grated fresh Parmesan
  • 4 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb. lobster meat, chopped
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook your macaroni but make sure NOT to overcook; they will be cooking a little more later. Drain pasta and keep it aside warm, if possible.
  3. In a double-boiler combine Cheddar, Asiago, cream cheese, 2 oz of Parmesan, and Gruyere and heat until blended, stir occasionally.
  4. Gradually add cream, stirring until smooth.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add shallot and garlic and sauté for about 2 – 3 minutes. Add lobster meat and sauté for about a minute (just heat up the meat).
  6. Add pasta to your lobster mixture and then add your melted cheese sauce and salt and pepper. Mix well!
  7. Place it all in a casserole dish, sprinkle with remaining parmesan (you don’t really need more, but if you like cheese go ahead, go for it!), then top with breadcrumbs.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.