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Cooked Lobsters

Our weekly virtual cooking classes continue! Louisa will be whipping up some lobster mac & cheese (and other variations, too!) on Facebook Live Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 4:30pm. Follow the recipe below if you’d like to cook alongside her!

Full video available here:

Prep Ahead of Class

  • Cook pasta (elbows, penne, cavatapi, bowties – pretty much anything!)
  • Grate cheese (cheddar, jack, fontina, chevre, blue, raclette, gruyere – as long as it melts, you can use it!)
  • Cook lobster or other additions (see below)

Lobster Mac & Cheese
(see below for other variations including dairy free and non-seafood options)

1# Pasta, cooked
1.5# Lobster meat, cooked and picked
½ C Butter (one stick)
½ C Flour
4 C Milk
1 teas Pepper
1 teas Salt
1 teas Nutmeg
1 teas Onion Powder
1 teas Sweet Paprika
1.25# Cheese, grated
2 C Panko or other bread crumbs

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy duty sauce pan.
  3. Add flour and whisk together for about 2-3 minutes on low heat. (Do not allow to brown.)
  4. To avoid clumping, add milk very slowly, about a ½ cup at a time until it mixes in easily, then add the rest. 
  5. Keep stirring on medium heat until sauce thickens (but don’t boil!), then add cheese and spices.
  6. Stir constantly until cheese is completely melted and mixed in.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in lobster meat.
  8. Pour over pasta and stir.
  9. Pour into one large or several small oven-proof casseroles.
  10. Lightly sprinkle top with panko or other bread crumbs if desired.
  11. Bake for about 40-45 minutes.


*Macaroni & cheese freezes nicely for a couple of weeks. (Make sure your container is freezer and oven proof! Foil casseroles are great for this.) Preheat oven and place frozen mac & cheese in hot oven. Bake for 60-90 minutes – check after 60 and then every 10-15 minutes. 

Mac & Cheese

CHEESE SAUCE for VARIATIONS
½ C Butter
½ C Flour
4 C Milk
1 teas Salt
½ teas Pepper
1 teas Mustard (wet or dry)
1.25# Cheese

Prepare the same as above.

Add in: 

  • Ham & Steamed Broccoli
  • Sauteed onion, pepper & corn with browned ground beef & taco seasoning
  • Bacon & Tomato
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Asparagus, spinach, kale…
  • Whatever you think would taste good!


DAIRY FREE MAC & CHEESE
6 Tbs Oil (olive, avocado, grapeseed)
5 Tbs Flour
4 C Soy, Almond or other non-dairy milk
1.25# Dairy free cheese of your choice

A bit of Nutritional Yeast will also add a nice flavor.

Prepare the same as above, except you may have to BOIL the milk to get it to thicken.