Lobster Mac And Cheese By N&C Produce

delicious looking lobster Mac and cheese on a white dish.
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Where Did Macaroni & Cheese Originate?

Since the Kraft Company put it in a box in 1937 every American kid grew up with macaroni ‘n’ cheese. There can be no doubt that its ultimate origins are Italian, as one finds macaroni and cheese recipes from the late thirteenth century in southern Italy.

Lobster Mac & Cheese instead of oysters or meats with pasta appeared to have first occurred in the kitchen of a rather well-known Italian restaurant in New York City.

Ingredients

  • cooked lobster 1 whole about 800g, see notes below
  • whole milk 700ml
  • bay leaf 1
  • black peppercorns 1 tsp
  • unsalted butter 35g
  • plain flour 2 tbsp
  • parmesan 100g, finely grated
  • gruyère 100g, grated
  • macaroni or other small tubular pasta 300g
  • chives a small bunch, finely chopped

Lobster Mac And Cheese Topping

  • breadcrumbs 50g
  • parmesan 50g, finely grated
  • cayenne pepper ½ tsp

Method

  • STEP 1

Break off the claws from the lobster, and gently tap them with a rolling pin to break the shell and wriggle out the meat. Cut into large pieces. Cut the body in half lengthways, remove the shell and roughly chop the meat – you want to keep it chunky.

  • STEP 2

Put the lobster shells into a pan with the milk, bay leaf and peppercorns, bring to the boil, then remove from the heat then strain.

  • STEP 3

In a separate pan, melt the butter and add the flour. Cook, stirring regularly, until it turns a nutty brown colour. Slowly add the infused milk to the pan, in small additions, stirring well in between until you have a smooth sauce. Stir in the cheeses, cook gently for a few minutes until completely melted.

  • STEP 4

Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and stir this through the cheese sauce, season and add the chives to the chopped lobster meat. Tip into a large baking or gratin dish.

  • STEP 5

Heat the grill to medium-high. Mix the breadcrumbs, parmesan plus cayenne in a bowl, sprinkle evenly over the pasta, grill for 5 minutes until golden brown (keep a careful eye on it so it doesn’t catch or burn).

Lobster Mac And Cheese can be enjoyed with family or friends or on special occasions with loved ones .

Lobsters can be purchased from N&C Produce https://ncmeatproduce.co.uk/fish-seafood/lobster

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