Oh man, this is a treat!
Here's what you're gonna need for 4 servings:
-1/2 lb Penne Pasta
-2 tbsp Butter
-1 Shallot finely minced
-1 clove of minced Garlic
-Salt & Pepper to taste
-1 tbsp Tomato Paste
-2-1/2 tbsp Flour
-1/8 cup White Cooking Wine
-2 cups Heavy Cream
-1/4 tsp Paprika
-1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
-1 Bay Leaf
-1/2 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
-1/2 cup shredded Gruyere
-Meat from 1 Lobster Tail
-1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
-2 tbsp dried Parsley
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare the penne pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside.
In a dutch oven, melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat and add the minced shallots and garlic. Saute until softened and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tbsp of tomato paste and 2-1/2 tbsp Flour. Stir to toast the roux for 1-2 minutes. Add the 1/8 cup of white wine and let it reduce for 1-2 minutes.
Pour in the 2 cups of heavy cream and whisk the sauce continuously to remove the lumps.
Add in the paprika, cayenne pepper and bay leaf.
Stir in the Gruyere and cheddar cheese slowly by the handfuls while continuously stirring.
Now take you lobster tail....kinda freaky looking!
Use kitchen shears to cut the ribs of the tail to release the meat.
Chop it up into tiny pieces...
And add it to the sauce and stir well.
Present this Lobster Macaroni and Cheese to your loved one and you will get extra kisses on Valentine's Day!
Print Recipe Here!
Adapted from The Neeleys