1 hour, 10 minutes
Indulge in a rich and decadent dish with this scrumptious Lobster Mac recipe. Combining tender Maine lobster, creamy cheeses and perfectly cooked macaroni, this dish is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Whether you're hosting a special occasion dinner or simply treating yourself to a gourmet meal, lobster mac is the perfect choice.
To start, gather all the ingredients, including elbow macaroni, hickory smoked thick sliced bacon, onion, all-purpose flour, chardonnay, organic chicken broth, heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese wedge, asiago cheese wedge, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, ground black pepper, unsalted butter and plain breadcrumbs.
Begin by preheating your oven to 375°. Cook the macaroni in a pot of boiling water until al dente, then drain, rinse with cold water and reserve in the refrigerator. In a heavy-bottomed stock pot, cook diced bacon on medium-low heat until crispy. Add diced onions and sauté until bacon is fully cooked and onions are tender. Stir in flour to create a roux, cooking until it turns a light golden brown. Add wine and cook for a few minutes, followed by chicken broth and heavy cream, bringing the mixture to a light simmer.
Now it's time to add the delicious cheeses! Combine shredded parmesan, asiago and cheddar cheeses, and slowly whisk them into the sauce until they are thoroughly melted. Season the sauce with garlic powder, salt and pepper, and reduce the heat to low to keep it warm and creamy.
Next, season the Maine lobster tails with salt and pepper, and sauté them in melted butter in a large sauté pan until they are cooked through and tender. In a large bowl, combine the cooked lobster and macaroni with the cheese sauce, stirring to coat every morsel in the luscious sauce.
To add a crispy and flavorful topping, melt butter in a small mixing bowl in the microwave, and fold in the breadcrumbs. Transfer the lobster and macaroni mixture to a 9x11-inch casserole dish and sprinkle the buttery breadcrumbs on top. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and crispy.
The result is a mouthwatering lobster mac dish that is sure to please your palate with its creamy, cheesy and lobster-infused flavors. The tender lobster pairs perfectly with the al dente macaroni and the rich and velvety cheese sauce. The hint of wine adds a touch of elegance to this indulgent dish, making it a perfect choice for special occasions or when you're craving a gourmet meal.
Serve this delectable lobster mac at your next dinner gathering or treat yourself to a gourmet meal at home. The combination of succulent lobster, creamy cheeses and perfectly cooked macaroni is a match made in culinary heaven. With its irresistible flavors and decadent appeal, this lobster mac recipe is sure to become a favorite among seafood lovers and pasta enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the taste of luxury with this exquisite dish that will leave you craving for more!
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- 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.
- 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.
- Stir in wine and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add chicken broth and heavy cream and bring to a light simmer.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a large bowl, combine cooked lobster and macaroni and cheese sauce and stir to combine.
- In a small mixing bowl, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the microwave and fold bread crumbs into melted butter.
- 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