Recipe: Mac and Cheese

Article from OffRoad Adventure Show.


240g Barilla penne rigate,
1 tbsp Pukara olive oil
100g speck, roughly diced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
100mls Idiom Sauvignon Blanc
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp smoked paprika, plus extra to serve
10-15 thyme sprigs, finely chopped
150ml Ashgrove cream
150g Meander Valley creme fraiche
100g Parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus extra to serve
100g Ashgrove jalapeno havarti, roughly chopped
100g Gruyere, finely diced


Add pasta to a large pot of salted boiling water, cook for approximately 5 or 6 minutes. Drain, reserving a few tbsp of pasta water.

Place a wok over the flame of the OzPig and add diced speck. Fry until crisp and fat have renders, approximately 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes. Deglaze with wine and simmer until it has reduced by a third before adding mustard, thyme, cream, creme fraiche and cheeses. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes.

Stir pasta and pasta water through the cheese sauce, simmer for another 5 minutes or until sauce has thickened.

Serve with freshly grated parmesan and thyme sprigs.

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Comments 1

  1. Nice feed from a recipe that lists ingredients that all campers and caravans have in the pantry, not.
    I could not even make this at home without trips to several speciality shops and googling to identify some of the mysterious items. What planet are you people on

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