Crab mac and cheese

Crab, mac and cheese

This isn't your normal run of the mill mac and cheese

By , 03 January 2017

(16 votes)

Crab, mac and cheese
  • 45 Mins

  • Serves: 1

  • Price: 99p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 350g serving contains
  • Energy

    9500KJ

    795KCAL

    40%
  • Fat

    35g

    high

    50%
  • Saturates

    18.9g

    high

    95%
  • Sugars

    6.7g

    low

    7%
  • Salt

    1.51g

    med

    25%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 950kJ/227kcal.
Ingredients
  • 100g macaroni
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • Squirt of English mustard
  • 1tsp butter
  • 1tsp plain flour
  • 100ml milk
  • Handful mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1tbsp crab (tinned)
  • 1tsp olive oil
Method
  • Preheat your oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.

  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the macaroni al dente.

  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, gently fry the onions over a medium heat in the olive oil. After a few minutes, when they start to go translucent, add the chopped garlic and continue to fry until the garlic starts to brown. Then add the dried chilli flakes and a squirt of mustard, stir and then add the butter. As soon as the butter melts, add the flour and stir until the flour has disappeared.

  • At this point add the milk very slowly, bit by bit, while continuing to stir.

  • Once you have a thick sauce, remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Taste and season if required.

  • Next, add the crab and macaroni to the sauce, stir, and transfer to a lightly greased oven-proof dish. Cook for 30 minutes and enjoy on a cold winter’s day!