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Lobster Mac and Cheese

Updated: May 25, 2020

This recipe proves that seafood and cheese absolutely belong together. The richness of the lobster combines with the zest of the White Cheddar and Parmesan Cheese.

  • Two 6 oz Lobster Tails

  • Two whole Lobsters with claws

  • 1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

  • 1/2 cup White Cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1 TBSN sugar

  • 5 TBSN butter

  • One 16 oz container heavy whipping cream

  • 1 1/2 lbs uncooked large elbow pasta

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped (optional)

  • Salt

Medium mixing bowl, mixing spoon, measuring spoons, measuring cups, cheese grater

Prep: 15 minutes prep Cook: 45 minutes Ready: 60 minutes Serves: 4-6

Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.

To make Lobster Mac & Cheese:

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the whole lobsters and lobster tails and boil for 10 minutes. 2. Using tongs, remove lobsters and set aside to cool. Leave salted water in pot and return to a boil. 3. Add elbow macaroni to the pot and and cook until al dente- tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally to keep noodles separated as it cooks. Reduce to low heat. 4. Remove lobster meat from tails and claws; place meat in medium bowl. Remove the tomalley (green matter) from bodies and discard with shells. 5. Heat butter in large saucepan over high heat until melted. 6. Add the heavy cream and sugar; bring mixture to a boil.

7. Take one cup of the hot pasta water and slowly add to the creamy butter mixture, while stirring. The starchy water will make the sauce smooth as well as thicken. 8. Reduce the heat for the sauce to low and simmer for 5 minutes. 9. Drain the elbow pasta in a colander and allow all of the water to drain. 10. Transfer the pasta into the large pot of sauce and place on low heat. 11. Stir most of the Parmesan and White Cheddar cheese into the pasta and sauce, stirring frequently as the cheese slowly melts into the sauce and pasta. Save some cheese for serving. 12. Cut lobster meat into bite-size pieces, then add to pasta. Stir to thoroughly combine meat with the pasta. Simmer on low for 2-3 minutes to melt all of the cheese.

13. Transfer pasta into a large bowl and sprinkle any remaining cheese and chopped parsley directly on top of the pasta. Serve immediately.

1 serving: 600 calories, 22 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 210 mg cholesterol, 2180 mg sodium, x 40 g carbohydrate (4 g sugars, 1 g fiber), 55 g protein.

While lobster does have a significant amount of sodium, which can impact heart health in a negative way, the other beneficial fats found in lobster can do a great deal to prevent inflammation and atherosclerosis. If you have existing heart issues, then lobster should probably be avoided, but the high concentration of omega-3s and omega-6 found in lobster can actually help your cholesterol balance in moderate amounts. One of the best things about this undersea delicacy is the high content of protein that can be found within that delicious meat. Protein is an essential part of our diet, as it can give us an energetic boost. While protein content in our diet is required for growth and repair, any unused content is stored for use as energy. If you already have a high-protein diet, then a weekly dose of lobster will give you increased energy for work and pleasure. As mentioned above, lobster is a rich source of protein, which is the fundamental building block of our bodies. By increasing protein intake, we are able to build new cells, repair damaged tissues, strengthen the bones and generally ensure that all of our organ systems are working effectively. It has been shown that the protein and “good” fat content found in this crustacean can actually result in decreased inflammation within the body. Omega-3 fatty acids are important in maintaining our cholesterol balance and they also increase the production of prostaglandins, lipid-like compounds that can protect the body. This is important for everything from arthritic conditions to cardiovascular and circulatory health.

Soft and dry red wines, including traditional local wines like Velletri or Cesanese del Piglio.

Lobster and Shrimp Mac and Cheese Follow recipe and add a cup of uncooked small shrimp, de-shelled, de-tailed, and de-veined, into the sauce with the lobster. Cajun Lobster Mac and Cheese Follow recipe and replace parsley with 2 TBSN of Cajun seasoning and 1 TBSN hot sauce.

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