Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

September 15, 2021Van
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Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Langostino is the Spanish name for little lobster or squat lobster, they have a tender texture and delicate flavor.  Many people like to use langostino tails in place of standard lobster in lobster rolls.  I’m sharing my easy recipe for Langostino Mac and Cheese, there’s no need to make a roux since I use Pub Cheese as the base.  The Italian Truffle Cheese gives it a wonderful flavor, and the crispy panko crumb topping adds a nice crunch and variation of texture.  If you want to get a better look at this mac and cheese, see my short Instagram video here.

Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

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Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 4-6

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz Langostino Tails, defrosted
  • 8 oz Macaroni Pasta (half bag)
  • 8 oz Sharp Cheddar Pub Cheese
  • .5 lbs Trader Joe’s Italian Truffle Cheese, shredded (or substitute with Gruyère)
  • ⅓ Cup Half & Half
  • 2 Tablespoons Salted Butter, divided
  • ½ Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • ⅓ Cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon Chopped Parsley

Method

  • 1)

    Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil & cook 8 oz of Macaroni according to the package instructions.

  • 2)

    While you’re boiling the pasta, melt 1 Tablespoon of Butter in a non-stick pan using med-high heat. Add ⅓ Cup Panko Crumbs & stir constantly until golden brown – this should take about 3 minutes. Pour into a bowl & set aside to cool. Once cooled, mix in 1 Tablespoon Chopped Parsley.

  • 3)

    Double check the macaroni for doneness, then drain. Immediately put the macaroni back into the pot. Add ⅓ cup Half & Half, 1 Tablespoon Butter, ½ Teaspoon Fine Sea Salt, ¼ Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper and the full container of Sharp Cheddar Pub Cheese. Use med-low heat & stir until the pub cheese is melted. Add the Italian Truffle Cheese & continue to stir until it’s completely melted. Taste & add more seasoning if needed.

  • 4)

    Drain the Langostino tails well, and use paper towels to dry them off. Excess liquid will cause the cheese to become clumpy. Add the Langostino tails to the macaroni & stir until the Langostino tails are heated through (they are already cooked, so avoid over heating)

  • 5)

    Serve immediately. Add to a serving dish or directly onto plates, top with the crispy Panko crumbs. Enjoy!

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