Lobster Mac and Cheese

19 02 2012

Okay, I know.  It’s been a really long time since I posted anything, sorry about that.  I’ll try and do better.  This was my little creation for Valentines Day this year for me and my sweetie.  Give it a try, it’s not real hard but oh so cheesy good!

  • Salt (I used smoked sea salt from Trader Joes)
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 quart milk (You can use anything from non-fat to half & half, you choose!)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (4 cups)
  • 8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster meat

Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water. Add the pasta and cook according to the directions on the package, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain well.

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don’t boil it. In a large pot, melt 6 tablespoons of butter and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Still whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or two more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Gruyere, Cheddar, 1 tablespoon salt, the pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and lobster and stir well.

I topped it all with some simple roasted asparagus but you can match it with whatever is your favorite.  Hope you enjoy, we did!

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19 02 2012
recipemirror

Looks great! Glad you’re back 🙂

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