Monday, July 13, 2009

Mac and Cheese with Shrimp


My husband loves shrimp and my girls love mac and cheese. I decided to combine them.

This turned out spectacular.T

My husband and kiddos devoured their food like vultures. I take this as a 5 star review on my meal.

This meal is quick, easy and decedent. What more would you want?


Mac and Cheese with Shrimp

1 box of noodles
1 stick of butter
1/4 cp. flour
1 quart of milk
2 cps. Gruyer Cheese
4 cps. Chedder Cheese
1 - 2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cp. Asiago + 1/4 cp Asiago
1 cp. panko

1lb. steamed shrimp (I bamboo steamed my shrimp as I boiled the pasta. If you do not have a bamboo steamer....Invest in one. They rock.)

1. Add the milk to a pan and warm. Do not boil. Boil the pasta until Al dente
2. Add the butter and then whisk in the flour. Add the hot milk. Add the cheeses: all of the chedder and Gruyer. Add only 1/2 a cp. of the asiago. salt and pepper.
3. Add the pasta. Then transfer to a large pan. I used my Le Creuset Cast Iron. Combine the planko and the Asiago cheese and top the mac and cheese.
4. Bake on 350 for about 30-45 minutes. When it is crusty on the top and bubbly around the sides.

When I removed the mac and cheese I stirred in the steamed shrimp for the hubby.
I added a little heat. I added Old Bay to the steamed shrimp.

I hope you everyone will enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. what a wonderful idea basically anything goes with mac and cheese he he

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  2. Nice. I remember making some mac and cheese with shrimp and couple months back. It's a great combination.

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  3. Looks delicious

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  4. This is my kind of mac and cheese. Don't you love it when you hit the jackpot with the kids?

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  5. This is a really interesting take on mac and cheese. Adding the shrimp gives it a little more protein as well as a more adult flavor.

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  6. This sounds out of this world!! Simple, yet decadent...lovely :)

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  7. LOVE Old Bay on Shrimp! And with Mac and Cheese! That dish looks amazing!!! Gorgeous!

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  8. Yumm! Comfort food with a dash of decadence!

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  9. Who doesn't love a good mac and cheese? ..and with shrimp? :) Yum!

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  10. Hi Miranda - Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I'm happy to have found you too. Love mac and cheese with shrimp. Adding some crab is delish too.

    Very nice photos.

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  11. My shrimp loving kids would LOVE this - great idea.

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  12. That sounds great. You know, I was watching Foodnetwork a while ago and one of the chefs made a comment about not being able to appreciate cheese with shrimp. I thought...you must be taste deprived!

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  13. ohhhh...my husband will love this!

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  14. Hi Miranda,
    This is a wonderful mac & Cheese with Shrimp . I will definitely try this out when the Piggies are back. They love Mac & Cheese too!

    I have passed the Kreativ Blogger Award to you :)

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  15. mac and cheese kicked up a notch! I love it

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  16. I wish I could shop more at the farmer's market but my schedule doesn't always allow for that. The one in Florida sounds awesome and I think it is great that you bring your kids with you so they can appreciate fresh produce and natural foods - or at least someday they will ;)

    I really do love your posts, I barely have time to cook a lot during the week let alone blog about it so I don't know how you do it with two kids!

    Have a great Wednesday :)

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Thank you so much for letting me know how you feel about my dishes.