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cast iron skillet with lobster mac and cheese and a wooden bowl of salad on the side

Lobster Mac & Cheese

herbed bread crumbs, mixed green side salad

STARS

Make creamy mac & cheese with sweet cream, béchamel, aged white cheddar, and a touch of parmesan. As if that's not enough, top it with chunks of sweet lobster meat, a bit more cheddar, and herbed bread crumbs. Serve with a salad and lemon-shallot vinaigrette dressing.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  30 minutes
Active Time:  30 minutes
Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

  • 8 ounces cavatappi pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup lobster stock
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded white cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs

Lobster

  • 2 pounds cooked lobster meat

Lemon Shallot Salad

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 4 cups spring mix
  • 2 cups whole cherry tomatoes
Directions
1
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain the pasta, return to the pot, and drizzle with olive oil. 
2
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. 
3
In a separate saucepan over low heat, warm the milk. Turn off the heat and whisk the milk into the flour and butter mixture until fully incorporated. Return the heat to medium and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Continue to simmer (not boil) for 15 minutes, whisking occasionally. Season with salt.  
4
Whisk in the stock, both cheeses and salt and pepper. 
5
Stir the cheese sauce into the pasta to coat. Add the lobster meat.
6
Transfer the pasta to a baking dish, top with breadcrumbs and more cheddar cheese, and broil for 2-5 minutes, until melted and golden on top. Watch carefully to avoid burning
7
Place all vinaigrette ingredients other than the oil in a blender. Purée until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in the oil until emulsified. Season to taste.
8
Combine the lettuce and tomatoes in a large bowl and toss with lemon shallot vinaigrette.

Lobster Mac & Cheese

herbed bread crumbs, mixed green side salad

STARS

Make creamy mac & cheese with sweet cream, béchamel, aged white cheddar, and a touch of parmesan. As if that's not enough, top it with chunks of sweet lobster meat, a bit more cheddar, and herbed bread crumbs. Serve with a salad and lemon-shallot vinaigrette dressing.
difficultyDifficulty Level
EasyEasyEasy
difficulty
Total Time:  30 minutes
Active Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  4

Ingredients

Mac and Cheese

  • 8 ounces cavatappi pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup lobster stock
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded white cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian breadcrumbs

Lobster

  • 2 pounds cooked lobster meat

Lemon Shallot Salad

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, to taste
  • 4 cups spring mix
  • 2 cups whole cherry tomatoes

Directions

1
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package instructions. Drain the pasta, return to the pot, and drizzle with olive oil. 
2
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. 
3
In a separate saucepan over low heat, warm the milk. Turn off the heat and whisk the milk into the flour and butter mixture until fully incorporated. Return the heat to medium and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Continue to simmer (not boil) for 15 minutes, whisking occasionally. Season with salt.  
4
Whisk in the stock, both cheeses and salt and pepper. 
5
Stir the cheese sauce into the pasta to coat. Add the lobster meat.
6
Transfer the pasta to a baking dish, top with breadcrumbs and more cheddar cheese, and broil for 2-5 minutes, until melted and golden on top. Watch carefully to avoid burning
7
Place all vinaigrette ingredients other than the oil in a blender. Purée until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in the oil until emulsified. Season to taste.
8
Combine the lettuce and tomatoes in a large bowl and toss with lemon shallot vinaigrette.