Lobster Mac and Cheese


1/2 lb. small shells or gemelli pasta, cooked in salted water

3 tbsp. butter

1/4 c. flour

2 tsp. dried mustard

1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

2 c. milk

5 oz. Gruyere cheese, shredded

5 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 

1 lb. lobster meat, cut into bite-sized pieces

Preheat oven to 375º.

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  Add flour and whisk until smooth.  Cook a minute or two but don't let the flour brown beyond just a touch of color.  Add dried mustard, Worcestershire, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.  

Pour in about a third of the milk and whisk until smooth.  Add the next third and repeat, then add remaining milk and whisk to combine.  Cook about 5 minutes, until thickened.

Remove from heat and stir in cooked pasta, Gruyere, Cheddar, and lobster.  Pour into a rectangular baking dish or individual ramekins or gratin dishes.  Bake until cheese is bubbling, about 30 minutes.  Serve hot.