Fresh From Florida Recipe: Make a Tasty Dish of Florida Spiny Lobster Tomato Mac & Cheese

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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Fresh From Florida shows you how to make a delicious recipe of Florida spiny lobster tomato mac & cheese.

INGREDIENTS

▪ 1 pound Florida spiny lobster, cooked and cut into medium sized chunks

▪ 3 large Florida tomatoes, sliced

▪ 1 pound pasta (your favorite shape) cooked

▪ 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

▪ 2 large garlic cloves, minced

▪ ½ cup red onion, chopped fine

▪ ¼ cup all-purpose flour

▪ 3 cups milk, at room temperature

▪ 1 ½ cups sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (or your favorite)

▪ 1 ½ cups grated Gruyere cheese, grated (or your favorite)

▪ 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

▪ ½ cup fresh chives, chopped fine

▪ ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

▪ 1 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

▪ 1 tablespoon olive oil

▪ ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped fine

▪ Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

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PREPARATION

▪ Cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Place 4 tablespoons melted butter in a saucepot over medium-low heat, add garlic and onion and cook until onion is translucent.

▪ Next, whisk in flour and cook flour for several minutes. Carefully pour in milk and bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly.

▪ Continue to cook and whisk until sauce is smooth and thick enough to coat a spoon. Remove sauce from heat and slowly whisk in cheese, a handful at a time.

▪ Season cheese sauce with mustard, chives, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper, to taste. In a large mixing bowl combine cheese sauce and cooked pasta then fold in chopped lobster. Lightly spray a baking dish with pan release spray.

▪ Pour pasta mixture into baking dish. Arrange sliced tomatoes on top of the pasta mixture. In a small bowl combine panko, olive oil and parsley and sprinkle over the tomatoes.

▪ Bake the lobster-tomato mac & cheese in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 10 to 20 minutes or until topping is crisp and cheese sauce is bubbly. Let cool slightly before serving.

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