Lobster Mac

Prep Time:
20 minutes 

Cook Time:
50 minutes

Total Time:
1 hour, 10 minutes

Servings:
6

Lobster Mac

Directions:                    

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Bring a pot full of water to a rolling boil and cook macaroni for 6-8 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and reserve in the refrigerator.
  3. In a heavy bottomed stock pot on medium low heat, cook bacon for 8 minutes. Add onions and sauté until bacon is fully cooked and onions are tender. Add flour and stir to make a roux. Cook until roux turns light golden brown.
  4. Stir in wine and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add chicken broth and heavy cream and bring to a light simmer.
  5. Combine shredded cheeses, slowly whisk cheese into sauce until thoroughly melted. Add garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Reduce heat to low, keep warm.
  6. Season lobster with  remaining salt and pepper. In a large sauté pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter on medium-high heat. Saute seasoned lobster for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.
  7. In a large bowl, combine cooked lobster and macaroni and cheese sauce and stir to combine.
  8. In a small mixing bowl, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the microwave and fold bread crumbs into melted butter.
  9. Transfer mixture to a 9x11-inch casserole dish and top with bread crumb mixture. Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.

TIP: A roux is equal parts flour and butter, cooked. It is a great substitution for corn starch to thicken sauces and soups.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Kevin, ALDI Test Kitchen