As former Disneyland annual passholders for over 20 years, we definitely managed to eat our way around the theme park. And one of our favorite go-to lunches was at Lamplight Lounge in California Adventure, where we always ordered their famous Disneyland Lobster Nachos.Since I've been cooking a lot with lobster here at the house, I thought it would be fun to recreate the recipe at home. This recipe for Disneyland's Lobster Nachos has been simplified for the home cook. It still has all the flavor, but without all the extra work involved.
Chipotle Cream Sauce (substitute sour cream in a hurry)
1 1/2tablespoonschipotle in adobo sauce
2roasted garlic clovespeeled
Salt and fresh cracked pepperto taste
Poblano Cheese Sauce (or your favorite jarred Mexican cheese sauce)
3poblano chilesroughly chopped
3large garlic clovesroasted
1cuplobster, chicken or vegetable broth
2cupsgrated sharp cheddar cheese
For the Lobster
Cooked meat from 5 lobster tailscut into large bite-size pieces
Salt and fresh cracked pepper
Prepare the Chipotle Cream: Purée chipotle and roasted garlic in food processor. Place in mixing bowl and add the sour cream, cumin and salt and pepper. Mix well. Place the cream in squeeze bottle and refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare the Cheese Sauce: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat the poblano peppers in 1/2 teaspoon of oil and roast on a baking sheet for 15 minutes. Lightly coat shallots and garlic with remaining 1/2 teaspoon canola oil. Add to poblanos on baking sheet, and roast an additional 25 minutes until caramelized. Purée caramelized garlic, shallots, and poblanos in food processor until smooth. Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. Add flour to make a roux, stirring constantly about 5 minutes, or until smooth and light golden brown. Add sour cream and cook another 10 minutes. Add broth and poblano purée; bring to simmer, stirring occasionally. Slowly add Oaxaca and cheddar cheeses. Stir constantly until all cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Set aside; hold warm.
For the Lobster: In a pan, saute the lobster pieces in the butter, lime juice and salt/pepper. Keep warm.
Assembly: Preheat broiler to 500°F. Spread chips on a large baking sheet. Layer with seasoned black beans, cheese sauce, and mixed cheddar/jack cheese, covering all the chips. Broil until cheese is melted, about 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with pico de gallo, chopped cilantro, warmed lobster pieces, chipotle cream and sliced Serrano or jalapeño peppers. Serve immediately.