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Lobster Mac-n-Cheese

Lobster Mac-n-Cheese


This is one of those recipes I’ve been wanting to make for quite some time. Fresh lobster and a blend of 3 cheeses are baked in a creamy lobster sauce to perfection. Yummy!!! Some stores carry already cooked lobster meat but if you cook your own, steam it whole in the shell for about 7 minutes. That’s all you need, don’t overcook. This is the dish that defines “comfort food”, rich and creamy and worth each and every calorie. If you love lobster and mac-n-cheese, then this is a must try!

Lobster Mac-n-Cheese

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 50 min
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Ingredients:

  • 12 oz hollow pasta, preferably elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 1/4 cups milk
  • 11 oz grated fontina cheese (about 4 cups)
  • 8 oz mascarpone cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 8 oz cooked lobster meat, cut into 1″ chunks ( about 2 lobsters)
  • 1/3 cup minced chives
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 oz grated sharp aged white cheddar cheese (about 1 cup)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Bring a 4-qt. saucepan of salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until cooked halfway through, about 3 minutes. Drain pasta, transfer to a bowl, and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, until smooth, about a minute. Whisk in milk and cook continuing to whisk often, until sauce has been thickened and coats the back of the spoon, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in 2 cups of fontina, mascarpone, Tabasco and nutmeg; season with salt and pepper. Add reserved pasta to cheese sauce. Stir in half each of the lobster, chives and scallions.
  4. Transfer mixture to a 9×13 baking dish and sprinkle with remaining fontina and the cheddar. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool for 10 minutes. Garnish with remaining lobster, scallions and chives.

Enjoy!


Adopted from Saveur magazine with minor changes

Lobster Mac-n-Cheese

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    apuginthekitchen
    December 26, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    This is decadent, I love lobster and think it’s perfect in the mac and cheese. What an elegant dish. Just beautiful.

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    mrschoux
    December 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Goodness, this looks delicious! I’ll definitely be giving this a go.

  • Reply
    Dana Fashina
    December 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Yessssss

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    lapetitepaniere
    December 26, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    It looks super delicious 🙂

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    spiceinthecity
    December 27, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Wow that sounds delicious!!

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    swapnakarthik
    December 27, 2014 at 1:35 am

    That’s looks so so yummy…..

  • Reply
    platedujour
    December 27, 2014 at 1:59 am

    It looks delicious Olga! Truly decadent and perfect for the holiday season xx

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    petra08
    December 27, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    This looks heavenly! I know what to do with my next lobster! So delicious 🙂

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    Lily
    December 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    this is one of my favourite dishes, thanks so much for sharing and have a happy New Year:)

    • Reply
      oceanviewkitchen
      December 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks Lily! Yes, it’s a great dish, we really enjoyed it! Happy New Year!

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    Cindy
    December 29, 2014 at 5:21 am

    It doesn’t get any better than lobster with mac & cheese.

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    Faith
    December 29, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I made this on Christmas and it wasn’t that popular. I made it the way I was supposed to and the texture of chewy lobster just doesn’t taste right with a noodle dish in my opinion. I recommend more flavor adding to this as well.

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      oceanviewkitchen
      December 29, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Sorry to hear.. If the lobster was chewy you probably over cooked it. It was a hit in my family but we all have different taste. Thanks for giving it a try:)

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    cookingwithauntjuju.com
    December 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I know your recipe will be good – my kind of mac and cheese 🙂

  • Reply
    Bonnie Eng
    December 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    So homey and classy…what’s not to love!? 🙂

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