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Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories
Author elephantsncoconuttrees

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

  • Lobster – 2 (cooked) you can use frozen too
  • To cook pasta :
  • Penne pasta – 3 cups ( Any tubular pasta can be used)
  • Olive oil – 1-2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Cheese sauce part :
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Parsley leaves chopped – little
  • Gruyere cheese – 1 cup
  • Sharp cheddar grated – 1 cup
  • Sour cream – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For crisp topping :
  • Butter – 1 tbsp melted
  • Bread crumbs (use panko if u have)
  • Paprika powder – 1 tsp
  • Chopped parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta as per package instructions on stove top or use instant pot.
  • To cook pasta in instant pot :
  • Add the 3 cups o pasta into the Instant pot and add 4 1/2 cups of water. Drizzle a little olive oil and add some salt give it a good stir. Close the lid and cook it to desired softness. (Reduce cooking time to 2-3 minutes if you do not like the pasta really soft) I like slightly overcooked pasta.
  • TO COOK –PRESS MANUAL MODE– 5 MINUTES
  • After natural pressure release (takes 10 – 12 minutes ) open the lid.Drain the excess water and retain 1/2 cup water or so in it.
  • For the cheese sauce part:
  • Immediately add butter, parsley leaves, 3/4 th of gruyere cheese, 3/4 th of sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, garlic powder salt and pepper. mix thoroughly until everything is well combined. It may  look slightly watery that is fine. it will dry up as it sits in the oven.
  • Now prepare the topping:
  • Microwave to melt the butter
  • Into the melted butter add the breadcrumbs stir it well then add the paprika powder, parsley leaves chopped, remaining cheeses.
  • Grease the individual serving baking dishes with butter then fill each one to 2/3 with pasta mixture, add the lobster chunks to it by evenly distributing in the dish.
  • Spread the bread mixture on top of each dish and set a claw on top of it.
    Bake the lobster Mac n cheese on 400 ° Fahrenheit for 10 -15 minutes until the top is brown.
  • As soon as it comes out of the oven brush the top of the lobster claw with some olive oil so it will not dry out.
  • Serve the lobster Mac and cheese immediately. It tastes awesome just by itself as a full meal but it could be served with some green salad, corn salad and some watermelon to finish off. 

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