It’s Valentine’s Day, the day of love. To us, we celebrate love on a daily basis. Even on the days where we can’t seem see things eye to eye, we still celebrate it every day. I am lucky and proud of the fact that Michael and I love each other through our many strengths and craziness.
So this year for Valentine’s Day, we opted to stay in for dinner and cook lobster mac and cheese. I was walking around the store on Sunday thinking about what we should make. I walked by the meat and seafood department and saw that lobster tails were on sale. That was when a light bulb turned on in my head and I thought to make lobster mac and cheese. This is a relatively easy recipe adapted from my cooking idol and inspiration, Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman. I paired this mac and cheese with sauteed broccoli. You can always have mac and cheese on its own, as a side dish with steak, or with a side salad too. So here you have it, lobster mac and cheese. Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
Serving size: 4-6 people Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes.
- 2 Cups Macaroni
- 6 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Lobster tails
- 1/4 Cup flour
- 2 Cups milk
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan
- 3/4 Cup Cheddar
- 4 Ounces Goat Cheese
- 1/4 Cup Parsley
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook your macaroni until it is very firm. Drain and set aside.
Preheat oven to 35o° F. Butter a 9×13 inch pan.
Using a pair of scissors, cut down the middle of the bottom of the lobster tails in order to remove the shell. Take care to not cut into the meat. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. When butter starts to brown, place both lobster tails in and begin to stir for one minute. Remove lobster tails and set aside. Allow for the tails to cool, and then chop into chunks.
Add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter to the same skillet. Put in flour and whisk to combine. This will create a roux. Let your roux cook for about a minute; make sure to whisk constantly. Pour in milk, continuously whisking, then cook sauce until thick and bubbly. Next, add your salt and pepper. Add Parmesan, cheddar, goat cheese and stir until melted. Once melted, add lobster chunks and cooked macaroni. Sprinkle in parsley.
Pour mac and cheese into buttered pan and top with extra cheddar. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a slight crust has formed and the cheese is nice and bubbly.