Guest Post with Bakeaholic Mama – Lobster Mac n’ Cheese

April 25, 2012 · 32 comments

My conversation with my hubby this week:  Me – “This week is already slipping by.”  Hubby – “It is only Monday.”

Ahhhhh…the life of a food blogger/food safety lady….but I love every minute of it!

Remember, I have a giveaway going until Saturday April 28th.  One lucky winner will win a lovely EatSmart Scale!  Head on over and enjoy my rosemary ciabatta bread, and let me know what your favorite bread is.

Since this week is crazy busy, I am so excited that Carrie from Bakeaholic Mama is stopping by with a lovely treat!  She made a rich, creamy dish…..AND she cooked her first live lobster!

If you have not stopped by Bakeaholic Mama’s site yet….welllll you are so missing out!  I created a cakes and pies pin board because of her.  The cakes she makes are out of this world!  I hope you enjoy this lovely recipe as much as I did….now I need to cook my first live lobster….EEEKKKK!

Here is Carrie, Enjoy!

Hi guys!

My name is Carrie, I’m the writer and photographer behind the blog Bakeaholic Mama.

I am a bacon-loving yogi, with a serious baking addiction.  Luckily for me I have a family of five to feed!

Because I’m cooking for a husband and three young kids you will find a lot of family friendly meals on my blog as well as sweet treats both healthy… and the not so healthy.

I’m a firm believer that we can all enjoy the treats in life… but in moderation.

The recipe I’m sharing with you today is one of my husband’s favorite dishes, Lobster Macaroni and Cheese.  I made it with New England products, Maine Lobster of course, as well as Vermont Sharp Cheddar Cheese. I’m a New England girl and I need to represent!

Now I’m not a humungo (is that a word? If not it is now…) fan of any shellfish.  In fact… this was the first time I’ve ever cooked lobster.  Lucky you, I am sharing my experience!

To be honest, I am not sure I will ever cook it again.  They scare the daylights out of me!  As you can see….

My husband raved and raved about this dish and can’t wait for me to make it again.  I hope you all enjoy it as much as he did!!

New England Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

(serves 4)

8 oz dry pasta

8 oz extra sharp Vermont cheddar shredded

4 oz of freshly grated parmesan cheese

1 ½ cups milk

4 Tbsp of butter

4 Tbsp of flour

3 cloves of minced garlic

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp ground black pepper

1 cooked lobster (1.25-1.5 lbs) all meat removed and chunked

For the Topping:

½ cup of panko bread crumbs

2 Tbsp butter

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions.

In a medium sauce pan over medium heat whisk 4 Tbsp of butter and 4 Tbsp of flour together creating a roux. Continue to whisk for about 2 minutes after a paste has formed.

Whisk in milk.  Continue to whisk.  Bring to a low boil and add in your shredded cheese.

Mix until all of your cheese has melted and you have a thick sauce.  Mix in garlic, salt, pepper lobster and cooked pasta.

Pour into baking dish.

For your topping with a fork mix bread crumbs and batter together.  Press onto the top of your casserole. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Enjoy!

~ Terra thank you so much for having me post today it was fun and I hope everyone likes the recipe I’ve made for you!!

Thank you so much Carrie, this seriously looks sooooo good!!!!

Have you ever cooked a live lobster?

 

 

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  • http://twitter.com/angiesrecipess Angie

    Lobster in mac-n-cheese…wow..what a gourmet comfort food! No wonder your hubby has enjoyed it so much.

  • http://www.orgasmicchef.com/ Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef

    Now this is eating high brow.  It looks really wonderful.  You were very brave with the lobster.  I’ve never done that.  I always freeze them just enough to put them to sleep.

    • http://www.bakeaholicmama.com/ Carrie

       You know I didn’t even know you can do that… is it more humane? I always wonder if they can feel it… My husband laughs “hun it’s just a lobster!” … I can’t help it though I feel slightly evil for boiling the thing alive!

  • http://www.bakeaholicmama.com/ Carrie

    Terra thanks so much for hosting me!! 

  • Familyfoodie

    Great post and can’t wait to try this recipe!

  • Ilke Mcaliley

    Love lobster but not brave enough to handle it! Carrie love your expression, I would be screaming as well everytime he moved:) Thanks Terra for introducing me to a great blog!

  • Roxana GreenGirl

    i love Carrie’s face :) )) 

  • http://www.katherinemartinelli.com/category/blog/ Katherine Martinelli

    Carrie, that picture of you is too funny!! I’m glad you braved cooking lobster for the sake of this amazing looking dish! Oh my. I wish I had some right now!

  • http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/ Carolyn

    Oh fantastic.  I love lobster anyway, but combined with mac and cheese?  And yes, the week already gets away on me on Monday too!

  • Meghan

    Looks fantastic!  I love Carrie’s face :) Great post girls!

  • http://yummychunklet.wordpress.com/ Yummychunklet

    How delicious and decadent!

  • http://www.MyBeautifulAdventures.com/ Andi Perullo

    It doesn’t get more delicious than that!

  • http://thescrumptiouspumpkin.com/ Thescrumptiouspumpkin

    This looks so unbelievably yummy!  Lobster mac and cheese is one of my favorite treats :)

  • http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.com/ Torviewtoronto

    delicious looking mac n’ cheese

  • http://twitter.com/malou_nievera Malou Perez-Nievera

    nope i haven’t been to Carries yet but with a funny face like that.. i love her already haha! great post and i hope  your week will glide… take care
    malou

  • http://www.lisasdinnertimedish.com/ Lisa

    That is a very decadent mac and cheese, Carrie, it looks amazing!  Definitely worth sacrificing a lobster for!

  • Choc Chip Uru

    Congrats on getting over that fear with such stunning results :D
    Great guest post!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    http://gobakeyourself.wordpress.com/

  • bakeyourday

    What a great post, you guys! I love mac and cheese! And Terra, your design looks great! I don’t think I’ve stopped by in a while! 

  • http://betivanilla.blogspot.mx/ beti

    it sounds pretty fancy but still delicious! I love her face, I mean it’s a brave thing to do but it was worth it

  • http://mariscakes.blogspot.com/ Maris @ Mari’s Cakes

    Carrie and Terra, this looks fantastic!  Love the post :)

  • http://lisamichele.wordpress.com/ Lisa

    I MUST have this.  You always get cheated with lobster mac n’ cheese when eating out, never large chunks of lobster like this one.  Love the photo with the lobster!  Great guest post, Carrie! 

    with the Lobster.

  • http://dude4food.blogspot.com/ the food dude

    Oh wow, that mac and cheese with Lobster looks awesome!

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.

     Yum! This mac and cheese looks incredible! So creamy!

  • http://sweetsamsations.wordpress.com/ Sammie

    WOW! That looks totally delicious! I would loooove to try this!! This would put any other mac n cheese to shame! haha

  • http://twitter.com/YouMadeThatblog Suzanne Platt

    Wow this looks like a creamy love it kind of dish, and I wouldn’t be able to put that in my pot alive :( I’ll let you all do that.  Yummy post ladies!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    Terra, what a wonderful guest post today!!!

    Carrie, I just about spit my tea at the screen looking at the picture of you with the lobster. I think I feel the same way! The last time I needed steamed lobster, I paid through the nose for the fish monger to do it for me :) Your mac and cheese sounds just amazing!!!

  • Karriann Graf

    Wow! Who would have thought? This is nothing short of amazing! Love it ;)

    “Happy Cooking”

  • http://www.masalaherb.com/ Helene Dsouza

    Hi Carrie its nice to meet you through my dear friend Terra! Thats your first lobster dish? wow you are skilled cause the pasta looks amazing. I am a huge sea food fan, altough we dont cook very often lobster, I am planning to do it pretty much soon before the monsoon start here.

    Thanks Terra for introducing me to a new great blogger! =D

  • http://creative-culinary.com/ Barbara | Creative Culinary

    Oh my decadence. And love. And LOBSTER. Lobster is the cost of gold in Denver (probably cheaper) so I just never have it but love it above all else. This is sort of torture too.

    So I’ve only cooked it once. Many years ago my married girlfriends decided I needed a night out after my husband took off with a young twit leaving me and two young children. I was killing myself trying to do it all and act like I didn’t care but those mascara stained pillowcases told another story!

    We got together at a friends house; there was live lobster and I hesitated a bit too…until I named them Bill and Kaki; yes, there was something a bit cathartic about that exercise! :)

  • http://twitter.com/TheSpicyRD EA Stewart

    Oh, yum!  I’ve yet to try lobster mac and cheese, because the versions I see in restaurants are never gluten-free.  My hubby is a big fan, however. in fact he tried to convince me to make a GF version for a big dinner party we hosted last night, but I thought it might get a little pricey to make it for 22 people, so we had enchilada casserole instead :-)   His birthday is coming up in a couple of months, so I’m saving this recipe to make for his big day!

  • http://www.theardentepicure.com/ Magic of Spice

    Hi Carrie, what a fantastic mac n chz…my oldest sons favorite as well :)  
    Lovely guest post!

  • Nicole

    made this and it was fantastic! thanks for the great recipe!!

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