Lobster Mac and Cheese for Two

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.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 small chicken lobster or 1/2 cup lobster meat
  2. 1 cup Celletani pasta  
  3. 1 tsp butter 1 tsp minced onion 
  4. 1 tsp minced garlic 
  5. ⅓ cup light cream ⅓ cup milk 
  6. ½ shredded Fontina 
  7. ¼ cup cheddar 
  8. 1 tsp parmesan cheese 
  9. pinch of salt 
  10. pinch of Pepper (preferably white pepper

Breadcrumb Topping

  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs pinch of parsley 1 tsp melted butter

Putting It All Together:

Preheat oven to Bake 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove lobster meat from shell and set aside
  • Preheat oven to Bake 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove lobster meat from shell and set aside
In a small saucepan melt 1 tsp butter
Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute
Add milk and cream and cook 2 minutes or until heated ( do not boil).
In a small saucepan melt 1 tsp butterAdd onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute
Add milk and cream and cook 2 minutes or until heated ( do not boil).
  • In a medium saucepan boil water for pasta.
  • In a small saucepan melt 1 tsp butter
  • Add onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute
  • Add milk and cream and cook 2 minutes or until heated ( do not boil).
  • In a small saucepan melt 1 tsp butterAdd onion and garlic and cook for 1 minute
  • Add milk and cream and cook 2 minutes or until heated ( do not boil).
Add cheese and stir until melted
  • Add cheese and stir until melted
Stir in lobster meat, Old Bay seasoning, and salt & pepper. Keep warm.
  • Stir in lobster meat, Old Bay seasoning, and salt & pepper. Keep warm.
Add pasta to boiling water and cook until tender
  • Add pasta to boiling water and cook until tender
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.
Mix breadcrumb topping ingredients and sprinkle over lobster mac and cheese. 
Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
  • 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.
  • Mix breadcrumb topping ingredients and sprinkle over lobster mac and cheese.
  • Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
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