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Mac’n’Gouda Florentina   Leave a comment

-:Ingredients:-

200-250 gm Al Dentè Pasta (Macaroni preferably else Penne would do)
1 Tbsp Maida (White Flour)
1 Tbsp Flour (Wheat Flour)
2 ½ Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 ½ cup Milk
1 cube finely grated Processed Cheese (25 gm)
1 cup coarsly grated Gouda Cheese
¼ cup finely grated Gouda Cheese
Salt to taste
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Dried Parsely
1 tsp Pasta Seasoning
1 tsp Paprika (Chilli Flakes)
½ cup Fresh Breadcrumbs
1 tsp Tomato Ketchup
Pinch of Ground Nutmeg
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100 gm Sweet American Corn
2 medium Onions (coarsely chopped)
1-2 Garlic Cloves (minced)
100 gm Mushrooms (5-6 cut into small pieces) (Optional)
¼ Small Green Capsicum (coarsely chopped)
¼ Small Yellow Capsicum (coarsley chopped)
2 Small Tomatos (coarsely chopped)
100 gm Olives (thinly sliced or chopped) (Optional)
350 gm Spinach Leaves

-: Recipe :-

  1. Boil the Pasta to Al Dentè and keep the salted stock water.
  2. Cook and Wash Spinach Leaves in the boiling stock water for 1 minute and take it out. Squeeze water from spinach, remove stalkes and chop the leaves finely.
  3. Mix processed cheese with chopped spinach and keep aside.
  4. In a nonstick pan, melt 1 Tbsp butter and add olive oil. Saute Onion till translucent adding both the capcisums and minced garlic in the meanwhile.
  5. Add maida and flour and fry on low heat for 1 minute.
  6. Gradually add the milk and mix till smooth and no lumps remain.
  7. Add Pasta Seasoning, Paprika Flakes, Sweet Corn, Olives, Mushrooms and Tomatoes in the mixture.
  8. Heat on medium till mixture starts boiling and add 1 cup coarsly grated Gouda Cheese and salt and ½ Tsp pepper and simmer well for 1 minute until cheese melts. Add a pinch of Nutmeg in the mixture.
  9. Add the Pasta in the mixture and mix well until the sauce is well absorbed and add parsely and tomato ketchup.
  10. In a microwave safe bowl, rub the sides and base with olive oil. Add ½ the mixture, layer it with the Spinach Mixture and add the remaining half on top of it.
  11. Melt 1 ½ Tbsp Butter and drizzle it over the breadcrumbs in a bowl. Add ¼ cup finely grated Gouda Cheese and sprinkle salt and ½ Tsp Pepper.
  12. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs mixture over the pasta evenly.
  13. Pre-Heat Microwave on convection mode @ 250C for 3 minutes.
  14. Put the bowl in Microwave and bake on Convection mode @ 250C for 15 minutes.
  15. Enjoy the Ultimate Experience 🙂
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Posted July 17, 2011 by Rahul in Italian, Recipes

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