Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Curry Macaroni and Cheese mmmm

Okay, this was taken from the LCBO Food and Wine magasine which they give out for free. This recipe caught my eye, so of course, it had to be made. Anyhoo, here is the recipe from memory:

1 cup of chopped onions
1 large chopped clove of garlic
3 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp of curry powder
Bread crumbs (I forgot how much, but I think if you have 2 cups it should be fine-just eyeball it)

1 cup of grated chedder
1 cup of grated probolone cheese
1 cup of grated gouda cheese
1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese
4 cups of flour
1 1/2 tbsp of salt
1 litre of milk

1 bay leaf
1 thyme
3 cups of macaroni (or 4 I think)
4-5 chopped green onions

Part 1. Preparing the Onion Curry top

In a frying pan, melt 3 tbsp of butter, add onions, fry for about 2 min, then add garlic and fry until it looks cooked, remove from heat.

Add the curry powder, bread crumbs mix and set aside. (regarding the uncertainty pertaining to the quantity of the bread crumbs I think it's good as long as it's thick enough to be a topping)

Oh, and don't forget to boil and drain the macaroni....

Part 2. Preparing the cheese mixture.

Add all the 4 cheeses, with the flour and salt. Set aside.

Part 3. Boil the milk with the bay leaf and thyme. When it's boiled, add the Cheese mixture little by little with your hand. Add the green onions. Mix until the mixture thickens and once it boils, add the macaroni and stir.

Part 4. Get a casserole dish, cover with oil for easy cleaning, dump in the macaroni and cheese. Flatten it out and top it up with the Curry Onion mixture and flatten. Place in a preheated oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees celcius. To prevent burning of the top, try covering it with tin foil once you notice the burning.

The magasine suggests a white wine to complement the dish, but we personally drank it with an alcoholic fruit drink which only costed about $8.00....

I'm sure you'll like this one-especially if you like cheese! Mmmmmmm.