Mandy's Meals & More

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It's very rare that I cook something so decadent but man was this delish! Freshly steamed lobster and ooey gooey cheese melted in between homemade pasta. Have I peaked your interest yet? The recipe was adapted from one of my favorite magazines - Sweet Paul. Serves 4 1 lb bag of large pasta (I used fresh ziti) 3 tablespoons butter 2 shallots, finely chopped 3 tablespoons all purpose flour 2 cups milk ½ cup heavy cream 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (I used kozliks grainy creole) 8 oz white cheddar, grated 4 oz Gruyère, grated 2 cups sharp cheddar, grated salt & pepper, to taste the meat of 2 cooked lobsters, coarsely chopped (I only used one) 1 tablespoon chives, chopped Preheat oven to 350°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain in colander and return to stockpot. Melt butter over medium heat in large saucepan. Once melted, add shallots and sauté until soft. Add flour and stir for 1 minute until combined. Whisk in milk. Bring to a slight boil, whisking constantly. Add cream, Dijon, both cheeses, salt, and pepper. Remove pan from heat. Stir together until all cheese is melted. Mix in pasta and lobster. Pour into a large baking dish. Bake until golden. This will take about 20–25 minutes. Serve with chives on top. And then...enjoy! xoxo