Still testing recipes for New Year's Eve....we'll have a houseful of Ohioans, young and old, so I'm looking for foods that kids will eat and adults will find sophisticated enough for a gala celebration (a celebration that will include UNO and Scrabble--how's that for a gala?). This recipe combines an Ohio favorite (that's anything with cheese) with a Maine delicacy.
8 oz elbow macaroni
16 oz heavy cream or whole milk
8 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 oz cream cheese
6 oz fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
4 oz Gruyere cheese, shredded
1 lb lobster meat, chopped
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 shallots, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Bring salted water to a boil and add macaroni. Cook 8 to 10 minutes (do not overcook). In a double boiler, combine cheddar cheese, 4 oz Parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and Gruyere cheeses and heat until blended.
Gradually add cream or milk, stirring until smooth.
In large pan, heat olive oil and add shallots and garlic. Sauté. Add lobster meat and cook until opaque. Remove from heat.