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Feb 13 2012

Meals On Monday Royal Mac and Cheese

It’s time for meals on Monday, and today’s recipe is a fun Valentine’s dish ( Valentines Day is tomorrow)! If you are not a lobster fan this recipe is terrific with shrimp too. It’s easy to make and doesn’t take much time to prepare either. Enjoy.

royal mac and cheese katherines corner

What You Need

3/4 to 1 Lb Lobster ( cooked and cut into small pieces)

1 Lb pasta

6 Tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

2 Garlic cloves (finely chopped)

1/4 Scallions (finely chopped tops and bottoms)

1 /4 cup white onion ( finely chopped)

1/4 Cup flour

3 Cups milk

1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese (grated)

1 1/2 cups mild cheddar cheese (grated)

1 Tbsp spicy mustard

Salt and pepper (to taste)

Large Saucepan

Whisk

Before You Start:  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and rinse with cool water, set aside. Melt butter ( I just use the microwave and a microwave safe dish takes about 20 seconds.

Lets Make it! Add butter, garlic and white onion to a saucepan and cook over medium heat until onion is softened ( about 5 minutes). Add flour stir with whisk and cook for about one minute. Add milk, whisk together and bring to a boil,  whisking often. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer about 3-5 minutes until sauce is smooth and thickened. Remove from heat, and add cheese, scallions, mustard, and salt and pepper. Whisk together. Add lobster and stir with a spoon to combine. Cook on low stirring often ( to heat lobster all the way through) about 3-5 minutes. Garnish with chopped scallions if desired

Serves 4

Katies Tid Bits * Try this recipe with different cheeses! If you like a crust on your mac and cheese. Pour it all into a prepared ( greased or non stick spray) 3 qt baking dish and sprinkle with cracker crumbs, bake for about 15-20 minutes at 350°

 

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  1. Ms. A

    Yum! I’m not a fan of lobster, but I can totally imagine this with shrimp! (minus the spicy mustard)

    I’m grabbing this Kath… thank you!

  2. claudia lamascolo

    I wouldnt leave one slurp of sauce on my plate this is a great dish and I am a huge lobster fan !!!! Happy Valentines Day!

  3. Carol

    Oh my gosh, it’s only 10:00 and I am in love. And I’m really hungry. Have a great day dear friend.

  4. Deborah

    It sounds heavenly. I have never cooked lobster but I love to eat it!

  5. Susan Burns

    Oooo, the mister would like this with the lobster, my daughter, too.
    Hugs,
    Susan

  6. All Natural Katie

    I have always wanted to try Mac and Cheese with lobster. Sounds heavenly!

  7. shirley@housepitalitydesigns

    Oh..this looks like a “dinner group” recipe to me…will definitely have to try this one for the group!…Happy Valentine’s Day!

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