When Elaine's family gathers in Maine for vacation, the first question is "Which night is Mom making the Lobster Casserole." It is written exactly as it is made. A great family recipe without exact amounts but includes directions for the number of family members who have gathered at the table.
For your information, lobster are sometimes caught with a claw missing from battles in the wild, they are called "culls." Notice how angry this lobster is. I never noticed this until after I completed the painting!
Go to Buddy's and ask for culls. Use 1 less than diners (depends upon size of lobsters and if you’re buying whole lobsters or culls; use at least 4)
1 cup of rotini per lobster; at least 3 cups
1 cup of milk
Grated sharp cheddar cheese - grate 'til you're tired of grating; that will be enough.
1/2 cup or more dry sherry (you can use any kind of sherry, I've even used Harvey’s Bristol Cream)
Cook Rotini until just tender; drain and rinse. Heat milk, season with salt and pepper and pour over rotini; stir.
Cut off a piece of butter and throw it in the pan - might be a half a stick. Sauté the lobster in the butter 3-4 minutes; add sherry.
Place a layer of rotini in a casserole. Spoon a layer of lobster over it. Sprinkle with cheese. Repeat, ending with cheese on top.
Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and melty.
All prints are signed, matted and framed in an 8x10 frame.
Price includes shipping.