Key West Lobster Mac n' Cheese

  • 5Servings
  • 30MinPrep Time
  • 20MinCook Time
  • 1 Hr
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  • Recipe Type : Fish
  • Cuisine : American
  • Course : Side
  • Skill Level : None

This is a Florida take on mac n'cheese. We always look forward to eating this when we travel through the Keys! Enjoy!



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
Steam lobsters over boiling water for about 3 minutes until meat turns white rather than translucent. Remove meat from shell. Set aside to cool. Cut up meat into bite sized pieces.

Use water from steaming lobsters to make a lobster stock by adding lobster shells to the water and boiling for about 20 minutes.

In a separate pan, melt 5 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, onion, shallot, and garlic and cook until translucent. Add flour and stir constantly until mixture has a creamy consistency. Slowly stir in milk, heavy cream and lobster broth. Remove from heat. Mix in cheese until combined.

Add pasta and lobster.

Transfer to a baking dish

Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, combine them with the fresh bread crumbs, and sprinkle on the top.

 Put in oven on middle rack for 20 minutes.

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