As long ago as 2007, Chowhounds were pondering the origins of lobster mac and cheese, a dish that combines elegance and home-style comfort like no other. Is it an adaptation of lobster Newburg? Some uncredited chef’s creation? Nobody knows. What we do know is that this juxtaposition of just-firm lobster and well-seasoned mac and cheese (graced with two types of cheese, sharp cheddar and Gruyére), under a crispy cap of buttery panko breadcrumbs, is delicious.
See our Lobster recipe tutorial for tips on how to crack and clean your lobster.