Monday, 14 January 2013

Mac And Cheese With A Twist!

This dish can get very heavy and rich to eat so for those counting calories, it may not be for you. All kids love the good ol mac n cheese, but to give this a twist, I am going to add in some spicy spanish chorizo and a few chopped mushrooms.

Its quick and easy and a good last minute dish to make if you have nothing in your fridge. I always keep some chorizo at home. (to store any balance chorizo, I put it in a ziploc bag and store it in the fridge. It keeps for ages this way) It gives any dish that oomph, kinda like bacon does, especially when the dish is bland.

mac and cheese with a twist
Mac and Cheese with a Twist

250gms elbow macaroni
2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
chorizo chopped
4-5 mushrooms chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 can of evaporated milk

Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions. Drain, reserving some of the liquid, about a cup should do.

In a casserole, saute the chorizo and mushrooms in olive oil. Add salt to taste. Add in the cooked macaroni and the pasta water. Adding the water will help to create a nice sauce. Add in the milk. If you dont have evaporated milk, you could use normal milk and some cream. Add in the grated cheddar. Season with freshly ground pepper and check if you need to add more salt.

Serve this dish piping hot.