Maine Lobster Au Gratin

By: William Thomas, Auburn, Maine

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6 servings

Ingredients

4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup flour, all purpose
1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
1 cup milk 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons celery, dice
1 tablespoon onion, grated
1 tablespoon pimento, chopped
¾ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pound Maine lobster meat

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 6 cup casserole dish. In a sauce pan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes. Be careful not to brown the flour.

Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the cream and milk. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, celery, onion and pimento.  Add ½ cup of the cheese and the Maine Lobster meat, mix well.

Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish and top with the remaining ¼ cup cheese. Bake until the cheese is lightly browned, about 20 minutes.