Lobster Mac and Cheese

Who doesn’t like Mac and Cheese? Try this yummy adult version with fresh Florida lobster! Even my husband who does not care for lobster gobbled this up.

2 cups macaroni (elbows or corkscrews)
5 T butter
5 T flour
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
2 cups milk
1 cup lobster broth
1 1/2 C sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 C gruyere cheese, shredded
1/4 C pecorino romano cheese, shredded
1/4 C Panko break crumbs
2 florida lobster tails

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
Steam lobsters over boiling water for about 3 minutes until meat turns white rather than translucent. Remove meat from shell. Set aside to cool. Cut up meat into bite sized pieces.
Use water from steaming lobsters to make a lobster stock by adding lobster shells to the water and boiling for about 20 minutes.
In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add salt, pepper, onion, shallot, and garlic and cook until translucent. Add flour and stir constantly until mixture has a creamy consistency. Slowly stir in milk and lobster broth. Remove from heat. Mix in cheese until combined. Add pasta and lobster. Transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle with panko. Put in oven on middle rack for 20 minutes.