The wonders of macaroni

  • Preparation Time60 mins
  • Cooking Time60 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
3 tbsps rapeseed oil
100g cannolicchi pasta
60ml white wine
60ml seafood stock
1 sprig fresh thyme
60g dry porcini mushrooms, re-hydrated in hot water
20g shiitake mushrooms
15-30g unsalted butter
1 medium shallot, diced fine
240ml double cream
225g fontina cheese
225g tomme au march du jura cheese
1 dash pepper
1 lobster
50g mini spring greens
6 fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil with the oil and salt. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 12 minutes. Pour water off pasta into colander and rinse with cool water.

2) Combine white wine, seafood stock and thyme, reducing in a medium saucepan. Remove thyme and set aside.

3) In medium saucepan, saute porcini and shiitake mushrooms in butter, until soft. Add shallots and cook until translucent, approximately 2 minutes. Add cream and reduce by half. Add the cheeses and cook until just melted. Combine with other sauce. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.

4) Bring water to boil and add whole lobster for approximately 12 minutes. Then place in ice water to cool. Remove the lobster from the shell.

5) Add the pasta to sauce, toss to coat and plate. Warm lobster tail in oven and slice over top of pasta. To serve, top with mini spring greens and parsley.

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