Nick's Cove Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese
Dungeness crab meat
dried elbow macaroni pasta
white part only, sliced
Point Reyes Toma
Spring Hill Cheddar
Fresh lemon juice
chopped (for garnish)
In a large pot bring three gallons of water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and boil, stirring occasionally, 6-8 minutes. Add to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
In another large pot begin melting butter. Add the leeks and sweat 5-10 minutes, until soft. Add the flour. Stir constantly; cook until the mixtures bubbles for 2-3 minutes and smells like shortbread.
Add the milk and bring to a boil; reduce to simmer. Allow the mixture to reduce while simmering, approximately 5 minutes.
Add the cream and again allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Add all the cheese, whisk until incorporated. Add salt to taste; add 3-5 drops of Tabasco sauce and the juice of a quarter lemon.
Pour over pasta and add crab meat, stirring to incorporate. Serve with toasted breadcrumbs and parsley.
crab, pasta, seafood
Recipe by Jason Hill,