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Small Plate: Lobster Lover’s Mac & Cheese

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Pinkies up, Comfort Foodies! During the Winter macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite comfort food meals. I usually make a simple cheddar and mushroom mac but this year, I wanted  to food experiment with my 2 favorite foods lobster and macaroni and cheese. I give you Lobster 3-cheese macaroni and Cheese.

3-Cheese Lobster Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, Dresses & Appetizers


12 oz. gomito or penne pasta
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1⁄4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 cup grated gruyere
3 cups grated mild white cheddar
8 oz. mascarpone (about 1 cup)
2 cups. lobster or seafood broth
2 tsp. Tabasco
1/3 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
8 oz. cooked lobster meat, cut into 1″ chunks
1⁄3 cup minced chives
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Heat oven to 375°. Bring a 4-qt. saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until al-dente, about 5 minutes. Drain pasta, transfer to a bowl, and set aside.

2.
Boil lobster for 6 -8 minutes, until cooked through. Once cooled, remove meat and cut into 1-inch chunks.

3.
Melt butter in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth, about 1 minute. Whisk in milk  and stock and cook, continuing to whisk often, until sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in gruyere, 2 cups of white cheddar, along with the mascarpone, broth, Tabasco, and nutmeg; season with salt and pepper. Add reserved pasta to cheese sauce.

4.
Transfer mixture to individual ramekins and sprinkle with remaining cheddar. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 10 – 15 minutes. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with chopped lobster, chives and freshly ground black pepper and enjoy.


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7 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 pm

    Oh my heart be still! Talk about over the top mac and cheese. The lobster brings it all to another level. Great recipe.

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Greetings, Anna’s Table,
      Still heart, ticking heart, baboon heart, it is DEEEE – LICIOUS, Anna! De.li.cious.

      Love, Peace and Lobster Mini Pasta,
      Brandon Maya

  2. 10 pm

    THIS is the kind of mac n cheese I’m talking about! Lobster and gruyere. Oh yes!!

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Hi, Belinda,
      The lobster stays tender since it’s a garnish and the seafood stock gives a delicious flavor throughout. Enjoy!

      Love, Peace and Gruyere,
      Brandon Maya

  3. 10 pm

    I’ll eat anything with lobster in it. This looks so delicious.

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 am

      Greetings, Lisa,
      Make sure to pile on the lobster and you’ll be in heaven.

      Love, Peace and Lobster Appetizers,
      Brandon Maya

  4. 11 pm

    WOW! BRAN THE LM&C LOOKS SCRUMCIOUS WHEN YOUR BUDGET IS LEAN WHAT ABOUT SUBSTITUTING CHICKEN BREAST 4 THE L NOT AS GLAMOROUS BUT…n my herbal urban backyard (hub)

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