Lobstah Mac + Cheese

Updated: Oct 25, 2020

A few weeks ago, my husband bought lobster for dinner - and bought the biggest ones I had ever seen.


The first lobster I was unable to finish in one sitting... there's a first time for everything haha


So for the first time in history, we had leftover lobster meat...

We froze the meat and after a few weeks of restraint, we decided to break into it to make gourmet mac and cheese.

Lobstah mac + cheese with a breadcrumb topping from the dutch oven and plated on fancy kids dinnerware ;)...


LOBSTAH MAC + CHEESE


Protein: lobster

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes to get bubbly


INGREDIENTS (14):

lobster (1 c. of meat)

macaroni (8 oz. box)

butter (6 tbsp.)

parsley (1.5 tbsp.)

green onion (3-4 stalks)

flour (3 tbsp.)

milk (2.5 c.)

egg (1)

cheese (2 c.)

nutmeg (1/2 tsp.)

salt and pepper to taste

breadcrumbs (3/4 c.)

olive oil / nonstick spray


INSTRUCTIONS:


-Preheat oven to 350F.

- Grease a 2 quart baking dish or dutch oven and set aside.


-Cook pasta until al dente and drain.

Add 1 tbsp of butter to the cooked pasta to prevent it from sticking together.


***While pasta is cooking, chop parsley, green onion, and lobster chunks.

-Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan- then add chopped parsley and onion.


-Cook for 1-2 minutes, then stir in flour. Make sure you continually stir this mixture as it forms a clump.


-Cook for another minute, then add the milk slowly, stirring constantly and breaking up the clump of flour, butter and herbs until the mixture thickens.


-Lightly whisk the egg in a cup and slowly pour into the saucepan, again stirring well to blend.


-Add 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg to the saucepan.

Continue to stir until the cheese is fully melted.

-Pour sauce onto the cooked macaroni and then gently fold in the lobster meat.


-Transfer to the greased baking dish.


-Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 c. (or more!) of cheese on top.


-Melt 2 tbsp. of butter and combine with 3/4 c. breadcrumbs.


-Mix together, then sprinkle the breadcrumb/butter mixture evenly on top.


-Bake for 25 minutes or until the casserole is bubbling and the top layer is browned!

-Dig in!