Lobster Mac and Cheese
1 Pound Lobster Meat (2-3 Lobster Tails)
1 Pound Campanelle Pasta
1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, divided
1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
2 1/2 Cups Whole Milk
Kosher Salt, to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 1/2 Cups Shredded White Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Shredded Fontina Cheese
3/4 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
3 Slices Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread, pulsed into breadcrumbs
1 Clove Garlic, minced
1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley Leaves, roughly chopped, for garnish
Preheat oven to 375°.
Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add lobster tails and cook until meat is pinkish-white and opaque, and shells are bright red, about 1 minute per ounce. Remove from water and set aside. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from shell and roughly chop.
Meanwhile, in another large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt ¼ cup unsalted butter. Sprinkle flour on top and cook until slightly golden, 2-3 minutes. Pour in milk and whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let simmer until thickened slightly, about 2 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and stir in cheddar, Fontina, and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; whisk until smooth. Fold in cooked pasta and chopped lobster meat and transfer to a 9×13″ baking dish.
Top pasta with remaining parmesan cheese and bake until bubbly and golden, 20-25 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare toasted breadcrumbs. Using a food processor, pulse Martin’s Butter Bread into fresh breadcrumbs (about ¾ cup).
In a frying pan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, add minced garlic and stir until fragrant. Increase heat to medium-low, add Martin’s bread crumbs and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Continue stirring periodically until Martin’s bread crumbs are lightly browned and crisp.
When pasta has finished cooking, remove from oven and sprinkle with Martin’s bread crumbs and freshly chopped parsley.
Recipe adapted from: www.delish.com