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WASABI MAC AND THREE CHEESE – BEST MAC AND CHEESE ON THE PLANET!!

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This was originally an article I posted on Jan 5th 2012 – it is also the one recipe I have cooked numerous times, I worship it. It is one of the most impressive things that you can serve at a dinner party and is pure gluttony of divine food ūüôā Enjoy it!!

Firstly a HUGE thanks to my friend Anna who works at Allen and Unwin and sent me a cookbook called “kitchen coquette: THE GO-TO GUIDE FOR THOSE RANDOM LIFE SCENARIOS WHEN FOOD IS THE ONLY ANSWER” – seriously one of the most unique cookbooks I have ever owned. It is basically a scenario cookbook with meals for all of those scenarios. For example – there is a “what the f**k should we cook for dinner?”, “movable feasts”, cooking for potential in-laws, what to take to outdoor cinemas and abundant other scenarios – it is superb and the food is mouth watering perfection. If you want a brilliant cookbook for yourself or as a present then hunt this one down – it is unique and quirky and totally user friendly.

 

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I wanted to cook the last meal of my holidays so hit up the cookbook for a peruse yesterday and came across something that peaked my excitement. WASABI MACARONI AND CHEESE РOMG MOUTHWATERING DELIGHTFUL JOY 

The author of the book quotes this for the recipe: “Don’t deny yourself the cheesy goodness of a Mac and Cheese, you might get hit by a bus tomorrow, which would just prove that the fates have a cruel sense of humour, and that life is far too freaky and obscure to be lost on a diet that doesn’t include cheese and pasta.” SOLD I AM COOKING IT.

 

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WASABI MAC AND THREE CHEESE – THE BEST MAC AND CHEESE ON THE PLANET

 

Now to make this you can use cheese substitutes if you want but if you want the most sensational tastes then hunt down the best cheeses you can and I thoroughly recommend you find the Panko breadcrumbs from either an Asian store or I found mine in a big Coles Рyou can find them!! For the cheeses I ended up going to a delicatessen РI ended up with quite a bit left over from the gruyere and pecorino as I could not buy them in such small quantities but that is fine РI will make more of the mac and cheese and freeze it. I also added the broccoli as I needed a green in it so as it now contains broccoli I am claiming the recipe as my own  You could substitute the broc for peas and claim that as your own recipe  Besides the Broc I followed the recipe to the gram.

 

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YOU WILL NEED:
* 195gms (1.25cups) macaroni
* 1 whole head of broccoli TRIMMED into tiny florets
* 1TBSP olive oil
* 375mls (1.5cups) milk (I went skim)
* 60ml (.25cup) cream (I went lite)
* 1TBSP wasabi (available from most supermarkets or Asian grocery stores Рand a suggestions РNEVER put a whole teaspoon of it in your mouth Рyou will seriously hallucinate )
* 20gms butter
* sea salt and freshly ground black peppe
* 150gms (1.5cups) smoked cheddar GRATED fine
* 40gms (.5cup) pecorino cheese GRATED fine
* 25gms (.25cup) gruyere GRATED fine
TOPPING:
* 45gms (.75cup) PANKO bredcrumbs
* 2tsp chilli flakes or Piri Piri

 

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YOU WILL NEED TO:
1) Preheat oven to 250degreesC (500degreesF) Рyeah bloody hot 
2) Grease lightly a 25X25X5cm ovenproof dish or similar sized (doesn’t matter too much)
3) Cook the mac as per the instructions and maybe take out 2mins before done – it bakes better. Drain and toss with some olive oil and broccoli and set aside
4) Gently warm the milk, cream, wasabi and butter in a saucepan and bring to a slow simmer, seasoning well with a good pinch of S&P
5) Combine all the cheeses in a bowl, then add half to the milk (still simmering) and butter mixture and stir well
6) Take this off the stove and thoroughly stir this into the pasta
7) Tip pasta into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese, top with the PANKO crumbs and chilli flakes
8) Put in the oven and bake for 15mins until brown and bubbling
9) The baking time is the perfect time to throw in some garlic bread on bottom shelf of the oven
10) Serve them together with a glass of red and maybe a green salad

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2 comments on "WASABI MAC AND THREE CHEESE – BEST MAC AND CHEESE ..."

  1. Comments from old site. including from the book’s author:

    Comment by Helen Randell
    January 6th 2012 12:40
    Nice one. When I saw ‘Wasabi’ in the title I knew this was one of yours

    Comment by Jason King
    January 6th 2012 19:53
    Hey Helen. This recipe is incredible – the wasabi makes the meal. Hope you had a good break for the festive season

    Comment by Jason King
    January 9th 2012 06:43
    Just had to post this comment from a reader on one of my Facebook newsgroups about this recipe!

    Made my day!

    “MurtnJoann Marshall – Jason King! Thank you soooooo much for sharing this delicious mac&cheese recpie…OMG….Two-thumbs up for such a fabulous recipe..Everyone I shared it with absolutely loved it & trust me when I tell you it was a tough crowd to please…This is a new favorite that I will be making from now on…Thanks again!!! ”

    Comment by Toni Girl
    January 10th 2012 18:04
    Wait! I never thought I could see mac and cheese AND wasabi in one sentence. What a revelation. I love both but have never tried it together. Whaddayaknow!??!

    Comment by Jason King
    January 10th 2012 19:17
    Happy new year to you also Toni – and yes!! A revelation it is – one that will change your world Hope you have been well!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    January 31st 2012 10:45

    Hi Jason,

    Glad to see you enjoyed the recipe (and the book) – I am going to try it with your “green” addition.

    Katrina

    Comment by Jason King
    February 1st 2012 05:01
    OMG – is this Katrina Meynink??? I love your book!!!! One of the most innovative cookbooks I have seen for ages – so engaging – thank you for it and for finding the article on my site!!
    That Mac and Cheese is one of my all time have dishes to cook everrrrrrr

    Comment by Anonymous
    February 7th 2012 13:15
    Hi Jason,
    So glad it was a hit and thanks for sharing the pics – great to see people are cooking from the book.
    Katrina

    Comment by Lara M
    February 13th 2012 06:56
    Sounds and looks divinely hot ‚Äď yum! Might have to give this a try

    Comment by Jason King
    February 13th 2012 08:08
    You will love it Lara – just amazing – one of my all time have recipes. And not HOT – more comfortably warming

  2. Hi Jason,
    Great recipe. And now question: do you use wasabi powder, or wasabi paste? Incidentally, both of these options are actually imitations – with horseradish as the main ingredient, and blue and yellow food colouring to make them green. Having said that, some brands do contain a small percentage of real wasabi – but you need to check the label. So anyway, I guess the ultimate connoisseur’s Wasabi Mac and Three Cheese would contain real, freshly-grated wasabi root. Upmarket restaurants in Japan present you with a fresh root and a grater, and you make your own paste at the table. The real things is awesome in taste and texture. Its available from Tasmania here: shimawasabi.com.au (they also produce a genuine wasabi powder, too).

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