Lobster Bacon Mac & Cheese

Lobster Bacon Mac & Cheese created by under12parsecs

Now that lobster season in Atlantic Canada is in full swing, here is a very trendy dish using this popular shellfish to serve at your next dinner party.

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30mins
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  • SAUCE: In a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and shallot to butter and cook for 1 minute. Add flour and stir with a wooden spoon until a roux is formed. Gently whisk in milk, 1 cup at a time, being sure to work out any lumps.
  • Add bay leaf and nutmeg and let slow simmer for 5 minutes on low heat. Stir in cheeses and seasoning and continue cooking and stirring until cheese is completely melted and incorporated.
  • CRUMB TOPPING: Place all crumb topping ingredients in a food processor and mix on low speed until bacon is fully incorprated.
  • NOODLES: In a large pot of boiling water (not salted), cook noodles until al dente. Strain noodles from water.
  • TO ASSEMBLE: Add noodles into sauce with lobster and bacon. Place in a casserole dish and top with crumb mixture. Bake in a 350F oven until crumb topping is golden. Remove from oven and serve.
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"Now that lobster season in Atlantic Canada is in full swing, here is a very trendy dish using this popular shellfish to serve at your next dinner party."

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  1. Anonymous
    I love it best with the lobster! But when I have to keep the budget down, I thaw a pound of uncooked shrimp, saute it in a little butter and olive oil until cooked and add it to the mac and cheese. The shrimp can also be cooked with sauted onion and garlic for extra flavor. Best comfort food ever ??
  2. Ggrraannyy
    Just made this. It was outstanding. I had chunks of crab so substituted it for the lobster. Everyone loved it
  3. Mic B.
    Never, repeat NEVER add bacon to Lobster Mac N Cheese. DO add one additional full-flavor cheese and Lobster Base if the flavor isn't full. For my recipe, I always add truffle oil. Plain buttered Panko or Bread crumbs - never seasoned ones. This dish is all about the cheeses and Lobster.
  4. Mic B.
    Lobster Mac n Cheese recipe
  5. MakingAmess
    I'm not exactly sure how this recipe made it on the 25 Best Mac & Cheese list. Let me start by saying this dish takes well more than 30 minutes to prep and cook, and translating the dry ounce measurements can be a challenge. In general, the whole dish is lacking seasoning. However, it's a good start. I recommend experimenting with different cheeses (like smoked Gouda), and different seasonings (cayenne pepper, Old Bay, more garlic, etc.), and even seasoned bread crumbs. Cut the bread crumb quantity at least in half. Bake at 425 degrees so the bread crumb topping actually browns.
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