No fish, just flavours
4.5/5 I expected this to have lots of lobster or prawns but it's just sauce and pasta. Odd but good. The Judge
Posh macaroni cheese!
This is such a great recipe that it is worth making your own pasta if you have the time. You don't need a special pasta cutter, just roll it out and slash it into strips. However, this will still be good with dried spaghetti or pasta.
- 50 g (2 oz) butter
- 2 tablespoons onion or shallots, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 275 ml (1/2 pint) full cream milk
- 5 tablespoons (60 ml) dry sherry
- 25 g (1 oz) plain flour
- pinch of salt
- pinch of paprika powder (not smoked)
- pinch of mustard powder
- 5 tablespoons of freshly grated parmesan cheese
- grind of black pepper
- 1 portion of fresh pasta - make it yourself, the recipe is easy.
- Preheat the grill.
- Add to lightly salted boiling water and boil:
- 3 to 5 minutes (fresh pasta)
- 7-10 minutes (dried spaghetti / thin pasta)
- 10-13 minutes (thicker pasta)
- There is a detailed list of pasta cooking times here.
- Drain well and add a dash of olive oil and mix well to prevent sticking
- Melt half of the butter in a pan and gently sauté the onions until translucent.
- Add the flour, mix into a roux and then gradually stir in the milk. Whisking will quickly remove any lumps.
- Add the parsley and tarragon.
- Mix in the sherry and spices, season to taste and adjust to your liking.
- Add the remaining butter and half of the cheese. Mix well.
- Mix in the cooked pasta. Spoon the mixture into a lightly greased baking tray.
- Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and brown under the grill.
If you are struggling to get hold of fresh tarragon, at a push you could add 1 heaped teaspoon of dried tarragon to a little boiled water, allow it to rehydrate, drain any liquid and then use, however, fresh is plainly better.
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