Lobster Mac and Cheese
Lobster Mac and Cheese
- 2 Lobster (Whole lobster, Fresh cooked) you can use frozen too
To cook pasta :
- 3 cups Penne pasta (Any tubular variety can be used)
- 1-2 tsp Olive oil
Cheese sauce part :
- 1 tbsp Butter
- Few sprigs Parsley leaves
- 1 cup Gruyere cheese
- 1 cup Sharp cheddar grated
- 1 tbsp Sour cream
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
For crisp topping :
- 1 tbsp Butter Melted
- 1 tbsp Bread crumbs (use panko if u have)
- 1 tsp Paprika powder
- Few Sprigs Parsley leaves Chopped
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 andÂ 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 - set for 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.
Calories: 913kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 1035mg | Potassium: 525mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1391IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 820mg | Iron: 2mg