Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Baked Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Lobster Macaroni and Cheese

Perhaps days after Renée gave me a steamed lobster, Simon, Renée and myself were left to deliberate about dinner. Knowing that lobster was on sale, someone suggested that we have that. Someone else suggested we have baked macaroni and cheese. I suggested we combine the two ideas and make baked lobster mac and cheese. I don't think we've ever had such a unanimous decision on dinner.

Simon was kind enough to go pick up the lobsters. I think they were about $7 each at the time.

Simon also did the preparing of the cheese, flour, butter, bread, and milk mixture.

Lobster sauna:

The finished product looked really exciting coming out of the oven. There's also some red peppers in there, but I feel like something green would've also been nice. Check out the crunchy-looking brown spots!

It looked a little more exciting than it tasted, but it wasn't bad. I feel like the lobster flavour didn't come through as much as we were expecting it to.

I think that next time we should steam the lobster so that lobster juice goes into the dish for stronger flavour. I also think that we could use different cheeses, such as something sharper and something fatty and light-coloured to make that gooey goodness. 

Of course, we didn't just have baked lobster macaroni and cheese. Simon also prepared escargots in butter, garlic and basil. 

And for a balanced meal, there was a plate of Chinese vegetables.

We finished it off with a bottle of Pinnacle ice cider ($14 + tax) I had picked up from Jean-Talon Market in Montreal.
It was an alcoholic beverage that we could all enjoy - even Renée who doesn't really like the taste of most drinks. It's sweet, cidery, and goes down easy. I've since went back to Montreal to purchase more.

Total damage not including the alcohol: $33-ish covering three people.

Thanks to Simon for pretty much preparing and getting everything!