Lobster Mac & Cheese Southern Fellow

Down Home Lobster Mac & Cheese



There is good food and then there is good food. This recipe for Lobster Mac & Cheese has good written all over it. We created this for country music artist Mr. Levi Riggs for our Feed the Band series. This guy makes great music and loves lobster. Now normally I prefer lobster all on it’s lonesome, but lobster mixed with cheese makes for great comfort food. This makes for a great entree or add a steak for a great spin on surf and turf. Try this recipe for Lobster Mac & Cheese and check out our interview with Levi Riggs by clicking here.

Down Home Lobster Mac & Cheese

The richness of the cheese and the sweetness of the lobster are a welcomed combination.  Take a mini vacation to a beachside resort right in your own kitchen. Try this recipe today.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta shells
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups milk
  • 8 oz white chedder cheese
  • 8 oz gruyere cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 lb lobster
  • 1 cup white chedder topping

Instructions

Lobster

  • In a large pot under boiling  salted water add the lobster and cook for 7-9 minutes.  Shell and clean the lobster and chop meat into bite size pieces.

Pasta Shells

  • Follow directions on your brand of packaging.

Bechamel Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan under medium heat add the butter.
    after the butter has melted add the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
    Using a whisk stir frequently and cook until the roux smells like toasted almonds.
    Whisking constantly add the milk.
    When the milk heats and bubbles add the cheese.
    remove from heat.

Vegetables

  • In a medium fry pan under medium heat add 1 tablespoon of butter and bay leaf.
    After butter has melted add the onion, red bell pepper, garlic.
    Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until onions are translucent.
    remove from heat. Discard bay leaf.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Combine the lobster, pasta, sauce, parsley and vegetables in a bowl. Place in a greased 13x9 pan or in 8 10 oz ramekins.
    Spread the remainder of the cheese on top.
    Bake until top is browned. 25-35 minutes.

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