Lobster Mac and Cheese for Two

Summer and Lobster

Steamed Lobster
Steamed Lobster

Nothing screams  “Summer in New England” like lobster.  No matter how you enjoy this crustacean, whether it’s fresh and steamed, baked and stuffed, or my favorite, in a creamy macaroni and cheese, it always aims to please. It’s a once a summer indulgence for me that I won’t give up, kind of like fried clams.  My fellow New Englanders understand; you know it’s not good for you but it’s just too good to resist.  So moderation is key!

Just Enough for Two

Wouldn’t it be nice to cook a seafood dish where you have just the right amount?  Seafood isn’t the best as a leftover meal, and lobster mac and cheese is no different.  Cream sauces don’t reheat very well in the microwave as the ingredients tend to separate.   That is why I wanted to create a perfect recipe just for two.   One satisfying serving is all you need to fulfill that craving for a decadent seafood dish.

This recipe uses fresh steamed lobster that I purchased at my local grocery store ( very convenient I might add,  as they steam it right there in the store for you).   You could also use canned lobster for this recipe, but I found that using just one chicken lobster yields about 1/2 cup of lobster meat which works perfectly for two ramekin sized servings.   I also used Old Bay Seasoning which adds a unique New England flair.

Rating

Baked lobster macaroni and cheese

 1 small chicken lobster or 1/2 cup lobster meat
 1 cup Celletani pasta
 1 tsp butter
 1 tsp minced onion
 1 tsp minced garlic
  cup light cream
  cup milk
 ½ shredded Fontina
 ¼ cup cheddar
 1 tsp parmesan cheese
 pinch of salt
 pinch of Pepper (preferably white pepper)
Breadcrumb topping
 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
 pinch of parsley
 1 tsp melted butter

1

Preheat oven to Bake 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2

Remove lobster meat from shell and set aside.

remove lobster meat from shell

3

In a medium saucepan boil water for pasta.

4

In a small saucepan melt 1 tsp butter

5

Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute

6

Add milk and cream and cook 2 minutes or until heated ( do not boil).

cream sauce

7

Add cheese and stir until melted.

Cheese sauce

8

Stir in lobster meat, Old Bay seasoning, and salt & pepper. Keep warm.

lobster cheese sauce

9

Add pasta to boiling water and cook until tender

Pasta in water

10

Drain pasta well and separate into 2, 4-inch ramekin dishes.
Pour 1/2 of the cream mixture over pasta in each of the dishes.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

11

Mix breadcrumb topping ingredients and sprinkle over lobster mac and cheese. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

sprinkle on breadcrumbs topping

12

Baked lobster macaroni and cheese

Ingredients

 1 small chicken lobster or 1/2 cup lobster meat
 1 cup Celletani pasta
 1 tsp butter
 1 tsp minced onion
 1 tsp minced garlic
  cup light cream
  cup milk
 ½ shredded Fontina
 ¼ cup cheddar
 1 tsp parmesan cheese
 pinch of salt
 pinch of Pepper (preferably white pepper)
Breadcrumb topping
 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
 pinch of parsley
 1 tsp melted butter

Directions

1

Preheat oven to Bake 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2

Remove lobster meat from shell and set aside.

remove lobster meat from shell

3

In a medium saucepan boil water for pasta.

4

In a small saucepan melt 1 tsp butter

5

Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute

6

Add milk and cream and cook 2 minutes or until heated ( do not boil).

cream sauce

7

Add cheese and stir until melted.

Cheese sauce

8

Stir in lobster meat, Old Bay seasoning, and salt & pepper. Keep warm.

lobster cheese sauce

9

Add pasta to boiling water and cook until tender

Pasta in water

10

Drain pasta well and separate into 2, 4-inch ramekin dishes.
Pour 1/2 of the cream mixture over pasta in each of the dishes.

Lobster Mac and Cheese

11

Mix breadcrumb topping ingredients and sprinkle over lobster mac and cheese. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.

sprinkle on breadcrumbs topping

12

Baked lobster macaroni and cheese

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese for Two

If you’re a seafood lover and enjoyed this delicious recipe, here are a couple more you are sure to love:

Maple Broiled Salmon,

Shrimp Scampi over Linguini,

Pepper- Jack Fish Cakes.

Want to know how to reheat cream-based pasta dishes? This link has some good recommendations https://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-best-way-to-reheat-c-112736

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