I’m sure you’re thinking of what kind of tasty dish would be in order. Well, why don’t you try some home-style goodness that is sure to make your mouth water, and fill you up without fail?
Spicy macaroni and cheese? It may sound strange for some, but it’s not. It’s still the same old macaroni and cheese dish that we all love, only that it has a spicy twist. You’d certainly love this. If you’re the type of person who wants to take that occasional food binge, then this is just right for you.
And don’t worry, because it’s so easy to prepare. You won’t have any problems cooking it at home. You can try this Spicy Macaroni and Cheese recipe, it’s sure to be a hit.
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tbsp minced pickled jalapeno chilies, or to taste
1 tsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, the juice discarded and the tomatoes chopped and drained well
cayenne to taste if desired
1 pound elbow macaroni
1 1/2 cups coarsely grated Monterey Jack (about 6 ounces)
1 1/2 cups coarsely grated extra-sharp Cheddar (about 6 ounces)
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 1/3 cups freshly grated Parmesan (about 1/4 pound)
1. In a large heavy saucepan cook the onion, the garlic, the jalapenos, the coriander, and the cumin in the butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until the onion is softened, stir in the flour, and cook the mixture, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the milk in a stream, whisking, bring the liquid to a boil, whisking, and whisk in the tomatoes. Simmer the mixture for 2 minutes and add the cayenne and salt and pepper to taste.
2. In a kettle of boiling salted water cook the macaroni for 6 to 7 minutes, or until it is barely al dente, drain it well, and in a large bowl combine it with the tomato mixture. Stir in the Monterey Jack and the Cheddar and transfer the mixture to a buttered 13- to 14- by 9-inch shallow baking dish or 3-quart gratin dish. In a bowl stir together the bread crumbs and the Parmesan, sprinkle the mixture evenly over the macaroni mixture, and bake the macaroni and cheese in the middle of a preheated 375. oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until it is golden and bubbling.
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