Lobster Mac n Cheese

We served this hearty lobster mac n cheese in a homemade bread bowl, but any bowl will do! This recipe proves that cheese and seafood do in fact belong together.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Level: Intermediate

Yields: 4

Ingredients:

1 Lobster

1 Cup Smoked Gouda

1 Cup Sharp White Cheddar

1 Small Onion

1 Stick of Butter

½ Cup Flour

2 Cups Milk

Nutmeg to Taste

Salt and White Pepper to Taste

1 Lb. Orecchiette Pasta

Method of Preparation:

  1. In a medium pan, add the butter and the small diced onion. Sweat until onions are translucent. Add the flour and stir until it smoothly comes together.
  2. Gradually add the milk while continuously stirring. Bring to a boil while stirring and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the cheeses while the mixture is still hot and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  4. In a large pot, bring salted water up to a boil, and cook the pasta as directed, about 10 minutes.
  5. Place the lobster in the convection steam oven on the steam mode at 210° for 10-20 minutes depending on the size of the lobster. Smaller one-pound lobsters take 10 minutes to steam, while larger ones need more time. Remove and place in an ice bath for 1 minute.
  6. Combine the cooked pasta with the cheese sauce, and gently fold in the lobster meat.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

*Chefs Tips*

You can freeze your lobsters ahead of time for 15 minutes, which will cause them to go into a permanent slumber before cooking them.

Place a non-perforated pan underneath the lobsters to catch the drippings. This will help keep your steam oven clean and will also give you a delicious lobster broth.