Ended up having a second dinner.
Ended up having a second dinner.
It was a scratch dish last evening ...
Chicken breast (4 - skinless ~1kg) cubed and seared in a large pan with onion and garlic...
added fresh broccoli (1 good head, in pieces) and frozen lima beans(~250gms) along with large tin of crushed tomatoes, 100 gms tomato paste, red wine and seasonings... some HP sauce salt, pepper all brought to a nice simmer after about 20 mins...
boiled up 750gms packet of spiral noodles
Combined all of the above in a large lasagna tray (its got to be to hold all the noodles and chicken mix) and give it a good stir to coat the noodles with the sauce.
Put it in the oven at ~220 degrees and then start on the 3 cheese sauce
to go over the top in about 30 mins.
Choose some nice sharp cheddar, italian pasta cheese (Parmesan or similar hard grating cheese), and maybe an good local eating cheese. Don't go for a mozzarella, it will make a very stringy sauce and that's not what's needed here. In all you want to have about 4-500gms of grated cheese to add the the white sauce.. see below
Make a rue .... 50gm butter melted in a 2 ltr pot to which you add 4 table spoons of plain flour...combine and almost toast the resulting mixture... 3-4mins of constant stirring on a high flame to make it ready for the liter of milk that will be dribbled into the pot and stirred like mad until you have combined the entire liter and made a thick white sauce. If you don't stir enough it burns so be warned conversely if you stir enough your arm muscles should be burning from the effort .
Take the now thick white sauce off the heat and fold in the cheese until you have a nice thick cheesy sauce. I added a good 20-40 gms of Dyon mustard and cracked pepper before the cheese but that is my taste and you might omit this flavour if you think it doesn't go. I like the combo. Hot English has its place here but you have to like the heat.
Haul the pan out of the oven which has been heating for the last 30 mins... spread your cheese sauce over the top, which should be enough to give you a layer of 2-3 cms all over and then back into the oven until sauce is showing signs of golden brown goodness.
Carve out generous portions into deep bowls, serve with a salad, bread and red wine. Enjoy...
Makes enough for 6-8 big eaters.
Last edited by SnapIT; April 8th, 2009 at 11:22.
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Man that sounds like an absolutely amazing dish. You must have slipped directly into a food coma after that meal! Thanks for the recipe!
Fish Fingers, Macaroni with grated cheese, Mayo and hot sauce (homemade by moi).
Awesome dinner today. had my sister buy me some meatballs sicne she went to IKEA. so i made some mashed taters with meatballs and some gravy.
and enough for like tomorrow and the day after.
Had Chinese style hot pot dinner with a few friends/colleagues. Mainly beef and seafood dinner. Great stuff - you get to make your own sauce for the meal (from a bunch of ingredients they have available to you), and then you cook away!
To mix Mayo (velvety, nice round flavour) with a Hot sauce (well, hot, sweet and slightly acidic) kind of gives a nice combination.
OF COURSE YOU GUYS HAVE TO TRY IT, NOW!!!
Last edited by Janne; April 9th, 2009 at 01:55.
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