Cushendall & Cushendun

Have you tried... Lobster?

Lobster is one of the main catches for fishermen along the north coast of Northern Ireland, and is traditionally caught using pots - a low-impact, sustainable way of fishing. All small lobsters are returned to sea, while ‘hen’ lobsters carrying eggs are ‘V-notched’ before being returned to sea, to let other fishermen know that she’s a breeding female. Lobster is delicious but can be expensive, so is usually enjoyed as a special treat!

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Prep Time: 5 Mins
Cook Time: 20-25 Mins
Skill Level: Challenging
Serves 2
  • 8 cooked king prawns
  • 2 cooked lobster tails, halved lengthways
  • 150g macaroni pasta
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 20g butter
  • 20g plain flour
  • 200ml hot semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 100g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
Lobster Mac & Cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6.
  2. Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions until al dente (firm), then drain.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce: melt the butter in a pan, tip in the flour and stir until the mixture forms a smooth paste. Cook gently for a few minutes, then pour in the hot milk, a little at a time, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Next, stir in the mustard and most of the cheese, and heat gently until the cheese melts. Finally, add the cooked macaroni, chives and prawns.
  4. Place the lobster into two ovenproof dishes and spoon over the pasta mix. Sprinkle with the reserved cheese and place in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the lobster is piping hot and the cheese on the top starts to turn golden. Serve immediately.

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