lobster mac & cheese

well here’s quite a decadent recipe, but it’s easy to make if you’ve made homemade mac before.

i’m not saying this one’s good for you, but here’s an indulgence.

lobster mac & cheese

this is adapted from the neelys and ina garten.

prep time: 15 min | total time: 75 min | serves: 4-6

what you need:

  • box of macaroni (or whatever pasta you prefer)
  • 1 qt of milk
  • vegetable oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 12 oz Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 8 oz sharp-Cheddar, grated
  • 2-3 lobster tails, meat removed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
  • salt, pepper, red pepper, cayenne, paprika

get it done:

  • heat oven to 375°F. spray 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • meanwhile, cook pasta, drain, and set aside.
  • heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don’t boil it. (warm milk will quicken the cooking process)
  • in a large pot, melt the butter and garlic, and add flour. cook on low for 2 minutes while stirring.
  • add the hot milk and cook for another minute or so until thickened and smooth
  • take off the heat and add the cheese and seasonings – stir in the cheeses a handful at a time and combine well each time before adding more
  • add the cooked macaroni and lobster and stir well
  • fill the casserole dish evenly
  • sprinkle bread crumbs on top and bake for 30-35 minutes until sauce is bubbly and top is browned
  • let it rest for 10 minutes or so before serving. enjoy!

Advertisements

One comment

  1. Renee

    can’t wait to try this!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: