Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

INGREDIENTS
2 Pounds of Live Lobster
2 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
12 Large Shrimp (Peeled with Shells Reserved)
1 Cup of Onion (Chopped)
3/4 Cup of Carrots (Peeled & Chopped)
3/4 Cup of Celery
2 Garlic Cloves
1 Turkish Bay Leaf (Regular bayleaf will do)
1 Tablespoon of Tomato Paste
1/4 Cup of Brandy
3 Cups of Water
4 Tablespoon of Butter
2 Tablespoons of All Purpose Flour
1 Cup of Whipping Cream
1 1/2 Cup of Fontina Cheese (Grated – Appro. 6 ounces)
8 Ounce of Shell Pasta
6-7 Ounce of Fresh Crab Meat
2 Tablespoon of Chives (Chopped)

DIRECTIONS
Plunge lobster headfirst into pot of boiling water; boil 4 minutes. Using tongs, transfer to cutting board. Cut off tail and claws. Crack tail and claws and remove meat. Cut meat into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut body and shells into 2-inch pieces. Chill meat; reserve shells. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add lobster body, lobster shells, and shrimp shells to skillet and sauté 4 minutes. Add onion and next 4 ingredients; sauté 6 minutes. Add tomato paste; stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in Cognac. Add 3 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. Strain mixture into bowl, pressing on solids to extract liquid; discard solids. Set stock aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; sauté until just opaque in center, about 3 minutes. Cool slightly. Coarsely chop shrimp. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; stir 1 minute. Add stock and cream; simmer until sauce is reduced to 2 cups, about 5 minutes. Add cheese; stir until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Stir lobster, shrimp, pasta, crab, and 2 tablespoons butter into sauce. Stir over medium-low heat until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve topped with chives.

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