Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Killer Mac 'n' Cheese (Jamie Oliver)

Looks like Jamie has many great pasta recipes
My kids love pasta so no harm trying, especially when the name is so convincing - 'killer' LOL
And yes, it is indeed a killer mac 'n'cheese!
Yummy creamy with juicy tomatoes bursting in every bite.. yum!
I added some chicken breast pieces for added protein :)


Recipe is from HERE

What you need:

25g butter
1 1/2 heaped tbsp plain flour
5 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
3 fresh bay leaves (I used dried)
600ml fresh milk
300g dried macaroni
4 tomatoes
75g grated cheddar cheese
50g grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried thyme
a couple of splashes worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp nutmeg
3 big handfuls of fresh breadcrumbs
oilve oil
salt, pepper
a pot of salted water
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil
  2. Melt butter in a wok over low heat, add flour and turn up heat to medium, stir all the time til getting a paste
  3. Add in garlic, keep cooking and stirring til golden and fragrant
  4. Add in bay leaves and slowly whisk in the milk a little at a time to get a smooth sauce
  5. Bring mixture to the boil, then leave it on low heat to simmer, stir occasionally
  6. Preheat oven to 220degC
  7. Add macaroni to the pot of boiling salted water and cook according to the instructions
  8. Meanwhile, chop tomatoes on a board and season them well with salt and pepper
  9. Drain macaroni and add immediately to the sauce. Give it a good stir and take the pan off the heat
  10. Stir ingrated cheeses, tomatoes and thyme, also worcestershire sauce and nutmeg
  11. Adjust the taste and texture, it should be slightly too wet because it'll thicken up again in the oven, so if needed, add a little more milk
  12. Transfer to baking dish and bake for 30 minutes til golden, bubbling and crispy
  13. Serve with parmesan cheese powder



Great Jamie's recipe for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe


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10 comments:

  1. Oh Yummy Mac N Cheese! Never make this before, will give this a try ..... soon!

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    1. hi Emily, thks :)
      this is worth trying - really :)

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  2. The last time I made these was a disaster. Am going to try yours when I start to crave for it.

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    1. hi Edith, this one will make you forget your disastrous mac and cheese LOL
      thks!

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  3. Killer Mac N Cheese! Sounds dangerously delicious to me! LOL!

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  4. Mmm I've not tried a mac n' cheese with tomatoes in them...sounds delicious! I've nominated you an award: http://foodismylife.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/easy-meal-day-braised-black-vinegar-chicken-drumsticks-and-an-award Hope you'll like it!

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    1. thks Jasline for the award! :)
      Surprisingly the additional of tomatoes is really a good decision! :)

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  5. I'm keeping this recipe and try it out. I love JO and his recipes (I've tried a couple of them before). My kids are not that crazy for Mac n Cheese yet I think they should know what's GOOD mac n cheese instead of box one... :-) Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. hi Nami, thks!
      yes, I adore Jamie hahaha...
      give this a try and your kids will change their minds :)

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