American songwriter Jimmy Buffett once said, “I’m living on things that excite me, be they pastry, or lobster or love”. We couldn’t agree more with Jimmy, particularly when it comes to lobster and on September 25th we raise our claws in celebration of this incredible crustacean.
While lobster can be enjoyed in a myriad of ways (lobster roll, lobster Newberg, lobster Thermidor and lobster bisque to name a few) our favorite preparation naturally, is with pasta. Pick up some of our lobster ravioli and enjoy them with our rosé sauce or add chunks of lobster meat to that sauce and serve with fettuccine for two luxuriously creamy courses. Lobster can also be combined with other shellfish in tomato sauce and spoon over linguine for an incredibly appetizing pescatore.
Perhaps one of our all-time favorite preparations is by rendering a comfort food classic a little more decadent with the addition of this succulent seafood, lobster mac and cheese; the addition of lobster to this recipe elevates it to gourmet status. We love making this dish using our cresti di galli (rooster pasta) adding to the elegance of its plating. Pick some up in store along with some of our homemade béchamel and you’re already halfway there.
Cook the cresti di galli according to the directions and heat the béchamel. Combine them together adding in 1 lb. of cooked lobster meat, 2 cups of grated white cheddar and 2 cups of grated Gruyere cheese. Put the mixture into a buttered casserole dish or individual ramekins and top with herbed bread crumbs. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and the pasta is browned on top.
To take your pasta presentation to the next level serve topped with microgreens. Happy Lobster Day!