Sunday, 25 September 2011

Curry Flurry!

That's right folks! I've got yet another curry recipe for you.

But all you non-curry fans out there, don't worry. I won't be turning into a curry monster anytime soon, I still love all kinds of food.

Plus, this is no ordinary curry dish. It's made with pasta and is my curry take on a mac and cheese.

And... a tuna noodle casserole... And there's another little twist hidden in there too....

Something I like to add when I mix up a curried tuna sandwich to bring a bit of sweetness and cut a bit of the heat...

Have you guessed yet? If not, you'll find out in a minute!

Hold onto your fork and let's get eating!

Curry Tuna Noodle Mac and Cheese

2 cans of tuna, drained
1 package of frozen chopped spinach
1 large apple, peeled and diced
3 cups of cooked pasta, rotini or another small pasta works best
1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon curry paste
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup fresh basil (for garnish)
Pinch of salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine cooked pasta, tuna, cheddar, and chopped apple in a 9 inch square baking dish or larger if desired.

3. Make your sauce. Add butter to a medium pot (I usually use the one I used to boil pasta in to save myself a dish) and let it melt. Next whisk in the flour. Once it begins to bubble, gradually pour in the milk. Now, whisk in the curry and season with salt and pepper. Finally add the spinach and continue cooking until spinach is warmed and well combined.

4. Pour sauce over the pasta mixture and carefully mix it into the casserole. There won't be a lot of extra room, so you may want to consider using a large baking dish if you are having trouble mixing.

5. Now sprinkle bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese on top of the pasta and bake for about 30 minutes or until the top is browned.

6. Serve with a few pieces of fresh basil and enjoy!

So what did you think? I loved the apple idea a lot!

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